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Everyone Is Trying to Make This TikTok Go Viral—and It Never Willculture_viral_tiktok_algorithm.jpg

Everyone Is Trying to Make This TikTok Go Viral—and It Never Will

It would be easy to put this down to stan armies—established fans of these creators, clashing over the video in a kind of proxy war to glorify their community—but it’s not along such rigid lines. “Whenever there’s a way to quantify popularity online, there’s a group mentality that emerges,” says Kat Tenbarge, a reporter for […]

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His Galaxy Wolf Art Kept Getting Ripped Off. So He Sued—and Bought a Homeculture_galaxy_wolf_art_copyright.jpg

His Galaxy Wolf Art Kept Getting Ripped Off. So He Sued—and Bought a Home

“With every one shop that I got to take [items] down, another 10 popped up out of nowhere,” Jödicke says. “I almost wanted to give up on my art, because I felt so devastated that people would just take my work and profit out of it, and I didn’t see anything from it.” The widespread

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The Genius Behind @OKWildlifeDept's Most Viral Tweets Is Signing OffOK-Wildlife-Dept-Tweets-1449696770-Culture.jpg

The Genius Behind @OKWildlifeDept’s Most Viral Tweets Is Signing Off

It was a tough crowd. So we decided to make the move to talk more like ourselves. It took a bit before it was really recognized, but we were given permission to do it, and that was intentional. What was the feed like before you started? Was it just a lot of wildlife biology and

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How the Developer of 'Among Us' Is Helping Indie Studios Survive Gaming’s Current TumultOLG5_Environment_FishingVillage_1920.jpg

How the Developer of ‘Among Us’ Is Helping Indie Studios Survive Gaming’s Current Tumult

In 2020, two years after its release, Innersloth’s social deduction game, Among Us, was the world’s most downloaded mobile title. It brought in millions of dollars and gave the developer not only the cash necessary to stay afloat but enough to help fellow indie companies get their own games off the ground. With Outersloth, a

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