I can tell because its recommendation algorithm keeps providing me with videos that only a horrible person would like. One morning last week, the app recommended a video of a girl in a red dress saying slowly, “I’m officially at the age where I can date you … or your dad.” In the next video, a “doctor” tried to sell me some kind of coffee-based weight-loss drink. An “age reveal” came after, from a woman who looked like she was in her 20s but was actually 43. Then a drinking game involving White Claw. An “alpha female.” A cop. A woman taking a teeth-whitening device out of her mouth and letting drool run down her chin. An art tutorial demonstrating how to paint a picture of your “A$$” as a surprise for your “man.” An Instagrammable rooftop. A tarot-card reading.
Children in the UK who are worried that nude pictures and videos may end up online will be able to report the material to help prevent it from being uploaded in the future.
For the first time, young people will be able to flag the content with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) via a tool on Childline’s website before it has appeared online.
When I graduated from college I knew what industry I wanted to work in, but I had no idea how to actually get a job. My cohost, social media editor Christina Royster, had a similar experience: She accepted a job for which she had to commute two hours to the office where she worked part time because she didn’t fully realize how much time that commute would take up. We’ve also both had interview horror stories: I once interviewed with a man who had just started learning French on Duolingo and wanted to conduct the interview in French to practice the language (needless to say, we could not understand each other); and Christina remembers once spilling coffee all over her shirt right before a job interview.