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"This isn’t the first online community of shoplifters. In 2014, a Tumblr user “outed” a relatively smaller group of accounts that were also detailing their hauls and tips. But according to those involved, Borrowing TikTok is about more than _...Read More_
"This isn’t the first online community of shoplifters. In 2014, a Tumblr user “outed” a relatively smaller group of accounts that were also detailing their hauls and tips. But according to those involved, Borrowing TikTok is about more than _...Read More_
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>"The trend of sped-up music is not just limited to TikTok; it’s solidified its place in recreational listening. We no longer just want the best songs, we want the best bits of the best songs — made even ‘better’ through auditory _...Read More_
>"The trend of sped-up music is not just limited to TikTok; it’s solidified its place in recreational listening. We no longer just want the best songs, we want the best bits of the best songs — made even ‘better’ through auditory _...Read More_
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“Facebook is trying to copy TikTok, but this strategy may well signal the end of these legacy platforms.”
“Facebook is trying to copy TikTok, but this strategy may well signal the end of these legacy platforms.”
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"As politicians continue to fail to protect drug users, TikTok users are spreading life-saving information online"
"As politicians continue to fail to protect drug users, TikTok users are spreading life-saving information online"
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>"Dylan’s Mulvaney’s “Days of Girlhood” series on TikTok documented—and paid for—her transition."
>"Dylan’s Mulvaney’s “Days of Girlhood” series on TikTok documented—and paid for—her transition."
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It’s cute to think people might be sincerely "cultivating meaningful relationships in private, where they actually matter" -- but nah, this is absolutely shady behaviour!
It’s cute to think people might be sincerely "cultivating meaningful relationships in private, where they actually matter" -- but nah, this is absolutely shady behaviour!
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"Welcome to the era of the audio meme, a time when replicable units of sound are a cultural currency as strong as — if not stronger than — images and text."
"Welcome to the era of the audio meme, a time when replicable units of sound are a cultural currency as strong as — if not stronger than — images and text."
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“Interacting online today means being besieged by system-generated recommendations. Do we want what the machines tell us we want?”
“Interacting online today means being besieged by system-generated recommendations. Do we want what the machines tell us we want?”
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"Is psych ward TikTok really ‘destigmatising’ the reality of the mental health care system, or is it triggering vulnerable users?"
"Is psych ward TikTok really ‘destigmatising’ the reality of the mental health care system, or is it triggering vulnerable users?"
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“Social media accounts featuring kids are more popular than ever. But labor and privacy laws haven't been updated to safeguard the young stars.”
“Social media accounts featuring kids are more popular than ever. But labor and privacy laws haven't been updated to safeguard the young stars.”
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"Backlash against fat-shaming videos has triggered a new body positive movement on the app"
"Backlash against fat-shaming videos has triggered a new body positive movement on the app"
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"TikTok has confronted safety questions for years, particularly in 2020 when Mr. Trump issued an government order to dam it from the Apple and Google app shops until ByteDance bought the app to an American agency."
"TikTok has confronted safety questions for years, particularly in 2020 when Mr. Trump issued an government order to dam it from the Apple and Google app shops until ByteDance bought the app to an American agency."
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“Essentially you shift, but then instead of just returning to your current reality, you stay in whatever reality you want,” Raj explains. “It’d be like the game — just be me in this literature club with these four girls and Monica, living a _...Read More_
“Essentially you shift, but then instead of just returning to your current reality, you stay in whatever reality you want,” Raj explains. “It’d be like the game — just be me in this literature club with these four girls and Monica, living a _...Read More_
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“Creators celebrating the simple pleasures of daily life are upending the hyper-polished norms of social media.”
“Creators celebrating the simple pleasures of daily life are upending the hyper-polished norms of social media.”
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"We may have the vague impression that that would be impossible, but it isn’t. There is a plausible, legitimate, effective tool at our society’s disposal to empower parents against the risks of social media: We should raise the age _...Read More_
"We may have the vague impression that that would be impossible, but it isn’t. There is a plausible, legitimate, effective tool at our society’s disposal to empower parents against the risks of social media: We should raise the age _...Read More_