Kaitlyn Anderson, Cornell University
Pinterest has recently rolled out a new creator’s fund, but what is it and how are people using it to make money?
Joy Young, Chapman University
Does catering to the social media influencer provide a worthy investment for a company, or is it just another privilege for the growing industry?
Sonia Noorbakhsh, UC Berkeley
Young people can laugh along and play games with their favorite influencers thanks to this show.
Elizabeth Dewit, University of Pittsburgh
After weeks of guilt trips and manipulation, fans have decided the artist’s new single isn’t worth all the trouble it caused online.
The popular app is fun and addictive, but it may also have some negatives effects on users, especially young people.
Sarah Esquivel, University of Texas at San Antonio
With social media encouraging a culture of one-upping competitors, broadcasted fights may be the next step to achieving internet fame.
The Joe Keery-led comedy-horror film satirizes influencer culture and sheds light on the consequences of online narcissism.
Danielle Kuzel, Florida State University
Sponsored content on platforms like Instagram and Snapchat are becoming more and more prevalent. At the very least, the process of posting paid promotions needs to be more transparent.
Alexa Katherine Will, University of Pittsburgh
The Hawaiian influencer released her new cookbook, which promotes eating more fruits and vegetables to alleviate what ails you.
Juliana Fujii, Biola University
When creating content, some stars see disobeying government mandates as a small price to pay, proving not all influencers should be considered role models.
Kaitlyn Nuebel, University of Pittsburgh
These influencers are breaking down typical male stereotypes by exhibiting vulnerability on their popular YouTube channel and podcast.
Jackie Sizing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
These accounts are giving the gossip on some of YouTube’s biggest influencers — and playing a not insignificant role in online cancel culture.
Apple TV+’s latest series uses letters from people all over the world to demonstrate the impact one person can have.
Kali Johnson, Gustavus Adolphus College
It’s become an integral part of our lives, affecting the way we feel about ourselves — and possibly causing some financial drawbacks as well.
Lisa Lilianstrom, Northern Illinois University
April is Autism Awareness Month, but these Instagram accounts are educating people about autism all year round.
Nayeli G. Pena, Colorado College
Chances are, you probably didn’t know who created the ‘Renegade’ dance a few weeks ago.
Mirella Gonzales, Texas Tech University
These products aren’t as harmless as influencers make them seem.
Alyssa Alexander, SUNY Buffalo State
You won’t see too many black creators advertised on the video-sharing site, so here’s something to help get you started.
Aliza Pelto, Pratt Institute
“It looks as though the beauty community may still need a crash course in inclusivity and kindness.”
Lauren Do, Davidson College
You might not want to throw out those college degrees just yet.
Sophie Westergren, Ithaca College
Being you is the trendiest thing to be.
Chloe Pingeon, Colgate University
Meet Instagram’s most original (and most controversial) influencer.
Camilla Forte, Columbia College Chicago
Although controversial, influencers can spark positive change.
Elise Bortz, New York University
If you don’t have an Instagram account, no worries — everyone hates it (but will still use it despite your absence).
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