YouTube Killed the Video Star

Study: U.S. Teens Prefer YouTube Stars Over Hollywood Celebs

Next on E! (Screengrab: YouTube)

With Vine stars creating SNL 2.0 and YouTube sensations like Shoenice chugging deadly amounts of liquor to entertain viewers, it’s no surprise that Internet-based stars are the celebrities being fawned over by today’s teens.

YouTube stars rose above mainstream celebrities in the results of a survey that ranked well-known personalities by their overall influence, Read More

Almost Famous: The Stars of Social Media

These Instagram Witches Will Turn Your Feed Into a Chic Digital Seance

All of them witches. (Photo via Alex Jackson/ Instagram.com/_spirits)

Most of the photos in my Instagram feed fall into the same categories. There are the selfies, the brunch pics, the found objects with ironic captions, the blurry group shots intended to induce FOMO. They seem like authentic displays of real life, but we all know they’re meant to enhance public opinion of the people posting them.

I say this as someone who uses Instagram for that exact purpose: it can get boring. You start wishing your friends would use their iPhone cameras for art or daydreaming or anything but self-preservation. Read More