Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Sparks Controversy in Online Essay

The novelist’s remarks went viral after she criticized former students as well as “social-media-savvy people who are choking on sanctimony and lacking in compassion.”

#adichie-chimamanda-ngozi, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #emezi-akwaeke, #instagram-inc, #nigeria, #social-media, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #twitter, #writing-and-writers, #youth

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Crop Tops for Summer 2021

A new, lingerie-inspired take on the midriff for Hot Vax Summer.

#collina-strada-fashion-label, #fashion-and-apparel, #hadid-bella-1996, #instagram-inc, #lingerie-and-underwear, #lorde, #music, #pop-and-rock-music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #taymour-hillary

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Young Creators Are Burning Out and Breaking Down

Many people who have found fame on TikTok are struggling with mental health issues.

#fans-persons, #instagram-inc, #mental-health-and-disorders, #onlyfans, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #substack-inc, #tiktok-bytedance, #youtube-com

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Naomi Osaka and the Language of Fame

The conditions of modern celebrity don’t hinge on press access anymore.

#celebrities, #french-tennis-federation, #instagram-inc, #osaka-naomi-1997, #social-media, #tennis

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India and Israel Inflame Facebook’s Fights With Its Own Employees

The social network wrongly bowed to government demands to take down content in the countries, employees said, in more signs of internal dissent.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #india, #instagram-inc, #israel, #mobile-applications, #modi-narendra, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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The ‘Talking’ Dog of TikTok

Bunny, an internet-famous sheepadoodle, has brought attention to a new area of study within animal cognition: the use of assistive technology for language acquisition.

#animal-cognition, #dogs, #instagram-inc, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #voice-and-speech

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Can Snapchat Win the War Against TikTok?

Evan Spiegel, the C.E.O. of Snap Inc., says he knows what users want: “fame, fortune” — and wearable A.R.

#augmented-reality-computers, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #snap-inc, #social-media, #spiegel-evan, #tiktok-bytedance

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Netflix Chronicles Byron Bay’s ‘Hot Instagrammers.’ Will Paradise Survive?

Tensions between protecting and capitalizing on the image of the famous Australian beach town have exploded over a new reality show.

#beaches, #byron-bay-australia, #instagram-inc, #luxury-goods-and-services, #netflix-inc, #reality-television, #social-media

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Frogmouths Are Instagram’s Most Photogenic Birds, German Researchers Say

Researchers in Germany reviewed more than 27,000 images to identify the world’s “most Instagrammable bird.” An odd-looking nocturnal species native to Australia and Southeast Asia stood out, they said.

#birds, #frogmouth, #instagram-inc, #photography, #research, #social-media

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MI5 Has Joined Instagram. It’s Not for the Likes.

MI5’s new account is an effort to appeal to job applicants. It joins other intelligence agencies on social media, where results are anything but guaranteed.

#central-intelligence-agency, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #instagram-inc, #security-service-mi5, #social-media

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Verzuz Is One of the Least Toxic Places Online. Here’s Why.

A musical battle, the hit webcast suggests, is really just a pretext for a party and an occasion to appreciate something.

#harvey-steve, #instagram-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rap-and-hip-hop, #social-media

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Mark Zuckerberg is urged to scrap plans for an Instagram for children.

A version of the popular photo-sharing app for younger users could hook children on endless scrolling and body-image shame, nonprofit groups warned.

#center-for-a-commercial-free-childhood, #children-and-childhood, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #mobile-applications, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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N.B.A. Fines Kevin Durant for ‘Derogatory’ Social Media Spat

Michael Rapaport, an actor and podcast host, shared screenshots of a conversation in which Durant used homophobic and misogynistic language.

#basketball, #brooklyn-nets, #discrimination, #durant-kevin, #instagram-inc, #national-basketball-assn, #rapaport-michael, #social-media, #twitter

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The Boom and Bust of TikTok Artists

When a 60-second video can make you famous, is it any surprise that young creators would bypass art school? But what’s left of their careers when fans move on and copycats encroach?

#art, #bryant-kobe, #instagram-inc, #megan-thee-stallion-rapper, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Addison Rae and the Beauty of 78.5 Million Followers

How social media stars like Addison Rae gave the cosmetics industry a makeover.

#advertising-and-marketing, #alba-jessica, #beauty-concept, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #digital-brand-architects, #entrepreneurship, #fashion-and-apparel, #fenty-fashion-label, #gomez-selena, #instagram-inc, #jenner-kylie, #mental-health-and-disorders, #online-advertising, #rae-addison, #rihanna, #shopping-and-retail, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #women-and-girls

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For Political Cartoonists, the Irony Was That Facebook Didn’t Recognize Irony

As Facebook has become more active at moderating political speech, it has had trouble dealing with satire.

#bors-matt, #cartoons-and-cartoonists, #comedy-and-humor, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #hall-ed, #hate-speech, #instagram-inc, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #violence-media-and-entertainment, #zyglis-adam

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Our 21 Most Popular Recipes on Instagram

The most-viewed posts on our social media accounts tell the story of what our readers cooked this past year.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #instagram-inc, #recipes

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Kate Baer Is Speaking Truth. From Her Minivan.

Who says motherhood can’t be literary, even poetic?

#baer-kate-poet, #blogs-and-blogging-internet, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #harpercollins-publishers, #instagram-inc, #parenting, #poetry-and-poets, #what-kind-of-woman-book, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #writing-and-writers

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Too Much on the Bottom and Not Enough in the Middle: Nanaimo Bar Outrage

An online post of a Nanaimo bar photo swiftly prompted criticism in Canada and discussion about the treat’s ideal proportions.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #instagram-inc, #northwest-territories-canada, #photography, #social-media

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Russia Says It Is Slowing Access to Twitter

Moscow accused the social network of failing to remove content it deemed illegal. Soon after, a raft of government websites suffered a short outage.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #instagram-inc, #navalny-aleksei-a, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #social-media, #twitter, #united-states-international-relations, #youtube-com

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They Had a Fun Pandemic. You Can Read About It in Print.

A downtown New York crowd is pushing back against the homogenization of big social media.

#artforum, #canal-street-manhattan-ny, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #instagram-inc, #nekrasova-dasha, #sevigny-chloe, #social-media, #solanas-valerie, #studio-54, #twitter, #village-voice, #writing-and-writers

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A Pandemic-Driven Love Affair With All Things Vintage

A new generation of homebound shoppers is developing a hunger for antiques and other hard-to-find items online and on Instagram.

#1stdibs-com, #antiques, #e-commerce, #furniture, #instagram-inc, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media

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Influencers Are the New Televangelists

How did they become our moral authorities?

#doyle-glennon-1976, #instagram-inc, #millennial-generation, #social-media, #women-and-girls

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Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker Recalls Being Shot and Cradling ‘Guardian Angel’ Dog

Ryan Fischer wrote on Instagram about his “recovery from a very close call with death.”

#associated-press, #dogs, #firearms, #fischer-ryan, #hollywood-calif, #instagram-inc, #lady-gaga, #los-angeles-calif, #police-department-los-angeles-calif, #robberies-and-thefts, #social-media

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Maldives Courts Influencers Amid Covid-19

By urging travelers to visit, the Maldives is reviving its luxury resorts. It’s also risking new outbreaks and courting controversy on social media.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #instagram-inc, #maldives, #social-media, #travel-and-vacations

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Facebook Bans Myanmar Military Accounts in Aftermath of Coup

The move plunges the social network into the post-coup politics of the roiled nation, after years of criticism over how Myanmar’s military had used the site.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #myanmar, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #social-media

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When Influencers Make Fools of Themselves

We can all use a reminder that envy-inducing content looked ridiculous behind the scenes.

#instagram-inc, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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Positive Coronavirus Test? Canadians Worry Their Neighbors Will Find Out

The fear of public shaming is becoming so prevalent in some Canadian provinces that doctors worry it is driving virus cases underground.

#canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #new-brunswick-canada, #quarantines, #social-media

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Military Imposes Full Grip on Myanmar in Overnight Crackdown

Armored vehicles rolled in along with soldiers in camouflage in cities across the country as generals moved to crush the protest movement against the Feb. 1 military coup.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #mandalay-myanmar, #min-aung-hlaing, #myanmar, #national-league-for-democracy-myanmar, #naypyidaw-myanmar, #social-media, #twitter

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Using Instagram and Acrobatics, Thieves Targeted V.I.P.s in Milan

Four men have been arrested in connection with audacious heists that netted tens of thousands of euros in watches, scarves, designer bags and jewels.

#instagram-inc, #milan-italy, #robberies-and-thefts, #social-media

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Tessica Brown’s Hair is Finally Free of Gorilla Glue

No one could figure out how to help Tessica Brown until a Los Angeles plastic surgeon stepped in. If she could go back, she said, she would just have worn a hat.

#adhesives, #hair, #instagram-inc, #michael-obeng, #social-media, #st-bernard-parish-la, #tessica-brown, #tiktok-bytedance

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Aleksei Navalny Supporters Wear Red

People are posting pictures of themselves in crimson on social media to show their support of Aleksei A. Navalny and his family.

#fashion-and-apparel, #fedorova-katya, #instagram-inc, #navalnaya-yulia-b, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #russia, #social-media, #your-feed-fashion

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The New Menendez Defenders

Young people are making impassioned arguments for the release of Lyle and Eric Menendez. Why now?

#instagram-inc, #menendez-erik, #menendez-lyle, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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The Birria Boom Is Complicated, but Simply Delicious

With infinite variations, the regional Mexican stew is now a social-media star in Los Angeles and beyond.

#bestia-los-angeles-calif-restaurant, #centeno-josef, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #food-trucks-and-vendors, #instagram-inc, #mexican-food-cuisine, #recipes, #tacos, #teddys-red-tacos-los-angeles-calif-restaurant, #tiktok-bytedance

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Instagram Bans Hundreds of Accounts With Stolen User Names

Accounts operating under rare “O.G. user names” obtained through hacking were banned on Thursday after a monthslong investigation.

#cyberattacks-and-hackers, #instagram-inc, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitter

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Scenes From a Marriage, Patinkin-Style

Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody’s charming, irreverent pandemic-era posts led to unlikely social media stardom. Will the vaccine end their run?

#content-type-personal-profile, #instagram-inc, #kathryn-grody, #marriages, #patinkin-mandy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitter

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The Joy of Watching Other People Clean

In this corner of YouTube, you can watch someone else clean the house — and you won’t be alone.

#content-type-service, #instagram-inc, #orderliness-and-clutter, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

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Cooks Turned Instagram Into the World’s Greatest Takeout Menu

During the pandemic, entrepreneurial chefs have reshaped food culture across the country with tiny, homegrown pop-ups that thrive on social media.

#bon-temps-los-angeles-calif-restaurant, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #instagram-inc, #mobile-applications, #pop-up-stores-and-restaurants, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #rustic-canyon-santa-monica-calif-restaurant, #social-media

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When Joe Biden Took the White House, He AlsoTook @WhiteHouse Twitter

The transition of official White House social media handles in 2020 was more complicated than four years ago.

#archives-and-records, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #facebook-inc, #inaugurations, #instagram-inc, #presidential-transition-us, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youtube-com

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What’s It Like to Have Kamala Harris As ‘Momala’? We Asked Her Stepkids.

A Zoom interview with Ella and Cole Emhoff.

#bushwick-brooklyn-ny, #california, #harris-kamala-d, #instagram-inc, #knitting-and-knit-goods, #los-angeles-calif, #social-media, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Snapchat Wants You to Post. They’re Willing to Pay Millions.

Top performers are raking in cash as the company seeks to compete against TikTok and similar platforms.

#instagram-inc, #snap-inc, #social-media, #youth

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Egypt Overturns Jail Sentences for 2 Women Who Gained Fame on TikTok

Convicted of inciting debauchery and violating family values, the women were caught up in a conservative backlash as the authorities tried to enforce strict social norms.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #egypt, #el-adham-mawada, #hassam-haneen, #instagram-inc, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #women-and-girls

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Indigenous Beadwork Drops on Instagram

Interest in Indigenous artistry has created an ecosystem of beadwork drops that sell out in minutes online.

#art, #cherokee-indians, #handicrafts, #instagram-inc, #your-feed-fashion

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Did the Capitol Attack Break Trump’s Spell?

Either the beginning of the end for Trump, or America.

#8chan, #barr-william-p, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #boogaloo-movement, #capitol-building-washington-dc, #charlottesville-va-violence-august-2017, #conservatism-us-politics, #constitutional-amendments, #democratic-party, #facebook-inc, #homeland-security-department, #house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #inaugurations, #instagram-inc, #mccarthy-joseph-r, #mcconnell-mitch, #mulvaney-mick, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #proud-boys, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #washington-dc, #white-house-building-washington-dc

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Trump Is Banned on Facebook ‘at Least’ Until His Term is Over

“We believe the risks of allowing the president to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, said.

#censorship, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Delete All of Trump’s Accounts

After four years of allowing the president to spew bile and misinformation online, here’s why the companies need to cancel him.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #social-media, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Alexander Wang Responds to ‘Grotesquely False’ Assault Allegations

“I never engaged in the atrocious behavior described,” Mr. Wang said, after a model alleged he was groped by Mr. Wang, setting off a wave of accusations against the fashion designer.

#balenciaga-fashion-label, #fashion-and-apparel, #instagram-inc, #models-professional, #sexual-harassment, #wang-alexander-1983, #your-feed-fashion, #your-feed-selfcare

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Alexander Wang Responds to Assault Allegations

A model alleged he was groped by Mr. Wang, setting off a wave of accusations against the fashion designer. “I never engaged in the atrocious behavior described,” Mr. Wang said.

#balenciaga-fashion-label, #fashion-and-apparel, #instagram-inc, #models-professional, #sexual-harassment, #wang-alexander-1983, #your-feed-fashion, #your-feed-selfcare

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The Fate and Fortunes of the Fashion-Adjacent Economy

Influencers and street-style photographers changed the fashion ecosystem, creating an entirely new way of selling fantasy. Then came a pandemic.

#advertising-and-marketing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fashion-and-apparel, #fashion-shows, #influencers, #instagram-inc, #photography, #social-media

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Should Facebook Be Broken Up?

The U.S. government and more than 40 states say the social networking company has become an unlawful monopoly that is hurting consumers.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #social-media, #two-thousand-tens-decade, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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