Serena Shahidi Is Redefining the ‘Girlboss’

The TikTok creator speaks frankly about dating and navigating life in New York City in your early 20s.

#computers-and-the-internet, #new-york-city, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Biden Revokes and Replaces Trump Order That Banned TikTok

The new order calls for a broader review of a number of foreign-controlled applications that could pose a security risk to Americans and their data.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wechat-mobile-app

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Trump Order to Ban TikTok to Be Revoked by Biden

The directive will replace an order that has been tied up in litigation and will call for a broader review of a number of foreign-controlled applications.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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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Student Is Denied High School Diploma for Wearing Mexican Flag

Ever Lopez said he wanted to represent his Mexican roots as he graduated from high school in Asheboro, N.C. The school said the flag violated the ceremony’s dress code.

#asheboro-n-c, #dress-codes, #education-k-12, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #mexican-americans, #north-carolina, #tiktok-bytedance

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How Khaby Lame Took Over TikTok

A former factory worker in Italy has become the fastest-growing content creator on TikTok.

#content-type-personal-profile, #immigration-and-emigration, #italy, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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Christina Najjar Speaks to Rich Moms

The TikTok creator known as @itsmetinx has gained fans of all generations by vlogging her days, giving dating advice and breaking down the lifestyles of the elite.

#content-type-service, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #tinx

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In Korea, You Don’t Have to Explain TikTok to Your Grandma

Through videos on YouTube and TikTok that feature their lives, fashions and routines, many Koreans are challenging the idea that such media are a young person’s game.

#beauty-concept, #elderly, #grandparents, #social-media, #south-korea, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

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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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Russia Raises Heat on Twitter, Google and Facebook in Online Crackdown

Its campaign is part of a global wave of actions by governments that are testing how far they can go to control online speech.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #politics-and-government, #russia, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitter, #youtube-com

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What Happened at Adrian’s Kickback?

After Adrian Lopez’s birthday ‘kickback’ went viral on TikTok, thousands of teenagers showed up for the party of the year.

#huntington-beach-calif, #los-angeles-calif, #parties-social, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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TikTok, the Fastest Way on Earth to Become a Food Star

The app offers explosive growth for content creators. Gen Z cooks are taking advantage.

#content-type-personal-profile, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #food, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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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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TikTok’s Owner, ByteDance, Says C.E.O. Zhang Yiming Will Resign

Zhang Yiming steered ByteDance to become China’s first truly globally successful internet company.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #china, #corporate-social-responsibility, #tiktok-bytedance, #workplace-environment, #zhang-yiming-1983

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The Youth Prepare for #Summer2021, a Glorious Summer They’re Unlikely to Get

After a traumatic year, it’s hard to simply flip a switch toward fun. But have teenage summers ever lived up to expectations?

#parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #summer-season, #tiktok-bytedance, #travel-warnings

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What TikTok Stars Owe ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

The comedian is ending her daytime talk show after 19 years. Her segment “Ellen’s Wonderful Web of Wonderment” was the start of a new kind of fame.

#computers-and-the-internet, #degeneres-ellen, #social-media, #television, #the-ellen-degeneres-show-tv-program, #tiktok-bytedance, #two-thousand-tens-decade, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

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How Lies on Social Media Are Inflaming the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Misinformation has flourished on Twitter, TikTok, Facebook and other social media about the violence between Israelis and Palestinians.

#arabic-language, #computers-and-the-internet, #funerals-and-memorials, #gaza-strip, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #telegram-llc, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitter, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #whatsapp-inc, #youtube-com

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How to Roller-Skate Backward

Once you can confidently go forward, it’s time to learn how to skate in reverse.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuba, #lopez-jennifer, #tiktok-bytedance

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Lies on Social Media Inflame Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Misinformation has flourished on Twitter, TikTok, Facebook and other social media about the violence between Israelis and Palestinians.

#arabic-language, #computers-and-the-internet, #funerals-and-memorials, #gaza-strip, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #telegram-llc, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitter, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #whatsapp-inc, #youtube-com

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A Teenager Mistakenly Moved Into a Senior Living Complex. TikTok Loves It.

After living for a week in an apartment complex for older adults, Madison Kohout, 19, discovered why she was the youngest resident by decades.

#content-type-personal-profile, #mobile-applications, #piggott-ark, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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China’s Internet Antitrust Push Leads to Corporate Clashes

Internet companies are using the threat of government action as a cudgel against rivals. That could make the Communist Party the ultimate arbiter over the industry.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #baidu-inc, #china, #douyin-bytedance, #e-commerce, #mobile-applications, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #tencent-holdings-ltd, #tiktok-bytedance, #weibo-corporation

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Inject the Vaccine Fan Fiction Directly Into My Veins

It feels very American to turn the vaccine rollout into a branding spectacle rooted in the worship of pharmaceutical companies.

#drugs-pharmaceuticals, #johnsonjohnson, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Domestic Workers in the Gulf Open Up About Labor Conditions on Tiktok

Foreign employees in wealthy households — most of them women — have been using the video-sharing app to bring abuses to light.

#domestic-service, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #middle-east, #migrant-labor-non-agriculture, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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A Pastor’s Son Becomes a Critic of Religion on TikTok

John Piper is one of the most influential theologians in America. His son Abraham calls evangelicalism “a destructive, narrow-minded worldview.”

#christians-and-christianity, #evangelical-movement, #piper-abraham, #piper-john, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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The Sunday Read: ‘The Beauty of 78.5 Million Followers’

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

#rap-and-hip-hop, #rihanna, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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Biden Defines His Underlying Challenge With China: ‘Prove Democracy Works’

At his news conference on Thursday, the president provided a revealing look into how he viewed the threat from Beijing.

#belt-and-road-initiative-china, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #christensen-thomas-j-1962, #communist-party-of-china, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #johnson-boris, #pompeo-mike, #putin-vladimir-v, #state-department, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

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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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How Crying on TikTok Sells Books

“BookTok” videos are starting to influence publishers and best-seller lists, and the verklempt readers behind them are just as surprised as everyone else.

#advertising-and-marketing, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #lockhart-e, #miller-madeline-1978, #social-media, #song-of-achilles-book, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #we-were-liars-book, #youth

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As Biden and Xi Begin a Careful Dance, a New American Policy Takes Shape

Top administration officials will meet with their Chinese counterparts for the first time on Thursday as the United States shifts to a more competitive posture with Beijing.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #international-trade-and-world-market, #pompeo-mike, #state-department, #sullivan-jacob-j-1976, #tiktok-bytedance, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

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Squishmallows Are Taking Over

These huggable, collectible plush toys have cultivated a fandom in a year of grief, isolation and uncertainty.

#collectors-and-collections, #tiktok-bytedance, #toys

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Dances to Learn At Home

Online tutorials for TikTok and music-video routines can help prove you wrong. The “WAP” dance is within your reach.

#content-type-service, #dancing, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tiktok-bytedance

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How TikTok Helped a Finnish Baked Feta Pasta Go Viral

Cheese suppliers have been swept up in the video recipe phenomenon known as baked feta pasta.

#cheese, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #recipes, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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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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TikTok Is Behind Your Favorite Pop Star Remix. Here’s How.

After a song by an unknown gains attention on the app, a trend-hopping remix with a superstar usually isn’t far behind.

#banks-erica-rapper, #buss-it-song, #derulo-jason, #jawsh-685-2003, #knowles-beyonce, #lil-nas-x-rapper, #megan-thee-stallion-rapper, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #tyga

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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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White House Announces Senior Official Is Leading Inquiry Into SolarWinds Hacking

The announcement comes after the bipartisan leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee criticized the administration for its disjointed response.

#computer-security, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #office-of-the-director-of-national-intelligence, #senate-committee-on-intelligence, #solarwinds, #tiktok-bytedance

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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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Gorilla Glue as Hair Spray? ‘Bad, Bad, Bad Idea’

After more than 15 washes, various treatments and a trip to the emergency room, Tessica Brown’s hair still won’t budge. A TikTok explaining her dilemma has drawn a huge following and advice.

#accidents-and-safety, #adhesives, #gorilla-glue, #hair, #social-media, #tessica-brown, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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On Ballet TikTok, a Place for Young Dancers to Be Real

“On TikTok, rather than your technique going viral, you could have your ideas about ballet go viral.”

#american-ballet-theater, #boylston-isabella, #dancing, #holloway-connor, #tiktok-bytedance, #watters-harper

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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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Deep-Cleaning Videos Are Getting Grosser

Stuck at home, people are excavating the mold in their dishwashers and the hair in their drains for your viewing pleasure.

#hygiene-and-cleanliness, #reddit-inc, #tiktok-bytedance, #youtube-com

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The Under-Eye Trend of TikTok

A trend overtaking TikTok and Instagram has creators not only uncovering their under-eye bags, but accentuating them.

#beauty-concept, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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As Senate Weighs Biden’s Commerce Pick, Here’s What to Watch

A Senate committee will question Gina M. Raimondo, President Biden’s pick for commerce secretary, at a hearing Tuesday morning.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #census, #commerce-department, #customs-tariff, #e-commerce, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #international-trade-and-world-market, #raimondo-gina-m, #ross-wilbur-l-jr, #senate-committee-on-commerce-science-and-transportation, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wechat-mobile-app, #zte-corp

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N.Y.C. Is Days Away From Running Out of Covid Vaccines

“We will have literally nothing left to give as of Friday,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. The next shipment is expected on Tuesday. 

#art, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #rodriguez-devon-1996, #tiktok-bytedance, #transit-systems, #vaccination-and-immunization

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TikTok Is Poised to Outlast Trump, and to Test Biden

It is unclear how the president-elect will approach the Chinese tech industry.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #committee-on-foreign-investment-in-the-united-states-cfius, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #mobile-applications, #politics-and-government, #presidential-transition-us, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Meet Kidd G, Country Music’s Next Emo-Rap Star

A 17-year-old from a small Georgia town built an audience as a rapper on TikTok and SoundCloud before pivoting to country music and inching his way into a notoriously cloistered industry.

#audio-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #content-type-personal-profile, #country-music, #dirt-road-song, #kidd-g, #rap-and-hip-hop, #soundcloud, #teenage-dream-album, #tiktok-bytedance

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Sea Shanty TikTok Meme, Explained

Hauling sail into 2021 like “soon may the Wellerman come …”

#folk-music, #tiktok-bytedance, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-internet-culture, #your-feed-selfcare

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