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Charli D’Amelio: The “Reigning Queen of TikTok”

Welcome to 2020 where stars are born on the internet. Their fandom isn’t contrived, it isn’t fought for (at first), it (sometimes) isn’t really even justified. From YouTube to Instagram to TikTok, there is a literal world of opportunity...

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How are Social Media Influencers Affecting Your Teens?

It’s no secret that social media is a powerful place, today. Social media platforms are constantly saturated with loads of information ranging from breaking news all the way to the latest makeup tutorial. As a result, brands and businesses...

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Get to Know: PewDiePie

A study of 1,000 teens aged 13-17 by SurveyMonkey found that not only do 64% of teens prefer visual media over reading, but 50% get their news primarily from YouTube, which has 500 hours of video uploaded every minute,...

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What’s In A Meme?

In a meeting with a small group of teens at the end of 2019, I asked about memes, expecting to get brought up to speed on those all-too-relatable images floating around the internet. So, I was a little caught...

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How To Guide Your Teen Through A Social Media Cleanse

I may be a millennial — entering this world when floppy disks and VHS were still all the rage —   but the learning curve on social media addiction has come to its peak in my adulthood. Yes, as...

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Why Instagram is Hiding Likes

As more and more research unveils the alarmingly detrimental effects of social media and the mental health of young people, Instagram recently made waves with an important announcement. In an effort to combat the feelings of anxiety or inadequacy...

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Why We Can’t Look Away: the Content On YouTube

In my previous blog, I unpacked some of the addictive nature of YouTube and how it, as a platform, has been designed to command people’s attention and keep them using the platform. There’s another layer to the world of...

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TikTok: It’s Time To Understand This Wildly Popular App

If you caught wind that your favorite clothing store has been hit with a record-breaking fine from the Federal Trade Commission, would you stop by for a new t-shirt? What if it was banned in numerous countries and was...

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Ten Tips on How To Monitor Social Media Accounts

Having taken a brief (and certainly not exhaustive) look at what teens are doing on the various social media platforms that are out there in my last blog, it might seem a bit intimidating to start to think about...

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