Trying to keep up with the Kardashians is returning women to the Victorian era | Marie Le Conte

Todays socialites promote an ideal of beauty that belongs to another time, says French journalist Marie Le Conte Kim Kardashian West is perched on a chair. Shes not quite sitting; instead, shes pushing her hands into the armrests then leaning against the cushion. Her figure is grotesque: above her generous hips rests an already small waist, tightened beyond belief thanks to a The video the quote is from was posted on 7 May, and has been watched more than 21m times since then. Perhaps she was right not to sit; a few weeks later, actor Elle Fanning attended a dinner at Cannes posted a picture of her nails on Instagram. They were tie-dye, presumably acrylics, and absurdly long. How long …

Doctored video of sinister Mark Zuckerberg puts Facebook to the test

Last month Facebook declined to remove a manipulated video of Nancy Pelosi even after it was viewed millions of times A doctored video of Mark Zuckerberg delivering a foreboding speech has been posted to Instagram, in a stunt that put Facebooks content moderation policies to the test. Videos known as deepfakes use artificial intelligence to manipulate the appearance and voices of individuals, often celebrities, into theoretically real-looking footage. They are likely to become the next wave in the battles over disinformation online. The clip, posted four days ago, casts the Facebook founder in a sinister light, boasting of his power, and is meant to appear as if it is a legitimate news program. Imagine this for a second: one man …

Why Women Are Called ‘Influencers’ and Men ‘Creators’

Being a "social media influencer" has nothing to do with the size of your audience or the nature of your work. An influencer used to be someone with a giant, million-plus following to sell things to, but marketers have since expanded the term, piling on prefixes like macro-, micro-, and even nano-influencers, who can have audiences of just 1,000. Influencers aren't confined to a genre anymore, either. There are still the standard-issue Instagram beauty and lifestyle influencers, but also restaurant influencers, real estate influencers, pet influencers. Really, the only way to guarantee that people will think of your online celebrity as "influence" is to be a woman. Emma Grey Ellis Optimization Smackdown: Hustle Porn vs. Zen Porn Emma Grey Ellis …

Is an influencer promoting your business? Sign an agreement or risk getting burned | Gene Marks

Social media celebrities can help create buzz but as an Australian cafe owner learned, you may end up paying more without a written deal These days many a small business may be thinking about hiring a social media influencer to help create buzz about their business. It may be worthwhile. But for one owner of a small cafe in Melbourne, it turned into a disaster. Con Katsiogiannis, in an effort to draw a cool crowd to his business, last year hired reportedly charges anywhere between $300,000 and $500,000 an Instagram post, if you believe that) but shes no Instagram slouch either. As of this writing, she has about 128,000 followers who like to keep up on what shes doing, where …

Instagram vs. Reality Exposes The Truth About Those Unrealistically Perfect Pics

We all know that most people share an idealized version of themselves on social media, cherry-picking only the best images, thoughts and experiences to share with the world. But some Instagram ‘influencers’ have taken this concept to the extreme. They bombard their followers with images that are so far from reality that they can sow seeds of doubt in some people’s minds, leading them to strive for unrealistic beauty standards at great cost to their self-esteem and mental health. Those ‘perfect’ celebrity pics you see on Instagram are far from the casual snaps they appear to be Image credits: Image credits: Ethan Klein, who exposes the reality behind some of the more famous influencers. “I can’t get over the difference! Don’t …

‘It’s not play if you’re making money’: how Instagram and YouTube disrupted child labor laws

Kidfluencers are earning millions on social media, but who owns that money? They open boxes, play with toys, pull pranks and make slime. They sing, they dance, and they remember their lines: Subscribe to my channel! Children are among the biggest stars of YouTube and Instagram, earning millions through influencer deals with blue-chip brands or YouTubes partner program, which gives creators a cut of ad revenues. Where network television gave us Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, social media produced identical twins Alexis and Ava McClure. Macaulay Culkins million-dollar mug has given way to the toothy grin of Ryan, a seven-year-old whose toy reviews made him the highest-paid YouTube star of 2018. The child-of-actors niche once occupied by the likes of Drew …

Its genuine, you know?: why the online influencer industry is going authentic

The long read: Calamities such as Fyre Festival have tarnished the booming business of YouTube and Instagram stars. Now the industrys top tastemakers have a new plan: keeping it real In a central London hair salon last December, the fashion influencer Victoria Magrath (@inthefrow) mingled among a few of her 849,000 Instagram followers. Magrath tall, with signature silver hair was celebrating the launch of her book, The New Fashion Rules, at an event organised by her talent agency, Gleam Futures. She chatted easily, her high, delighted voice ringing out over the roar of the hairdryers and her manner so convincingly intimate that it was possible to think she knew her followers as well as they knew her. In a group …

‘When Im 16, my baby brother will take over’: the rise of the kidfluencer

Tekkerz kid, 10, gets stopped in the street by fans; The McClure twins, five, have 1.7 million Instagram followers. Whats life like as a tiny influencer? Ryan is seven years old and makes a reported $22m (16.8m) a year. His YouTube channel, Tiana, a bubbly 11-year-old toy reviewer from Nottingham (4.4 million subscribers) who has queues of children snaking through shopping centres for meet-and-greets during school holidays. There are hundreds getting more than 100,000 clicks a time, or with six-figure follower counts, such as Super Awesome. But every generation has that same obsessional, cult-like draw towards what is popular, just like the one that wanted to marry Backstreet Boys. Launching children on to platforms that were built for adults is …

Reality check: life behind Insta-glam image of social media influencers

Online they feature in glossy posts as the epitome of cool. But that is often worlds apart from how they live their lives Standing amid the reeds and staring pensively into the distance, Jordan Bunker looks every part the moody model, dressed head to toe in black in a direct contrast with the setting. Another image from his portfolio shows him in industrial environs, sporting a minimalist brown trench coat as he looks directly at the camera. However, the reality for the 24-year-old is far from the glamour associated with the fashion world. In his pyjamas in bed hes fighting a cold at the home he shares with his parents in Leicester, Bunker says his set-up is worlds apart from …

Ryan Reynolds Shares Creepy Newspaper Scan Of Himself As A Three-Year-Old That Also Revealed His Exact Address

However, upon closer examination or if you read the photo caption you will notice something kind of odd if not just plain ‘creepy’ about the story. This story is so weird it may seem like one of his pranks but we promise it’s not fake news! Actor Ryan Reynolds recently posted this cute but odd newspaper scan of him posing for his local paper at age 3 Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Google Maps Unfortunately, if you go looking for Oliver Cr house we were disappointed to find it has been replaced by all new homes vancityreynolds Reynold’s has always been a proud Canadian and despite his hijinx, told Elle magazine, “You may be able to dig …