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Renegade w/ Lauren & Jordyn

English, News, 5 seasons, 238 episodes, 2 days, 16 hours, 2 minutes
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Hosted by Sydney-based journalists Lauren Meisner & Jordyn Christensen, Renegade w/ Lauren & Jordyn is a weekly pop culture news podcast that explores themes surrounding viral stardom, influencer culture, and how social media is shaping Gen Z. Follow us @lauren.meisner and @jordyn_christensen
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How Tumblr Tumbled: The Rise, Fall & Resurgence of Gen Z’s Favourite Platform

In this week's episode, I explore the rise, fall, and recent resurgence of Tumblr— the microblogging site that defined Gen Z internet culture for years. I look at the site's origins, why it became so popular, and the lasting impact Tumblr had on the social media user experience and online trends. I also dive into some of the platform's biggest personalities, like Acacia Brinley, and popular sides of the platform both good and bad, like the pro-ana movement and the fuckyeah blogs. Find our podcast YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC18HclY7Tt5-1e3Z-MEP7Jg  Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/  Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/ Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/  Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/  Resources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHeMBN1l45U  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJzJnhs2ghg  https://www.reddit.com/r/Fauxmoi/comments/zh6stb/acacia_brinley_villain_or_victim_the_downfall_of/  https://www.reddit.com/r/Fauxmoi/comments/zjerml/acacia_brinley_villain_or_victim_the_downfall_of/  https://www.thecut.com/2017/05/instagram-teen-idol-alexis-ren-on-being-perfect.html  https://www.wmagazine.com/story/barbie-ferreira-model-aerie-interview  https://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/54389/1/barbie-ferreira-fashion-style-evolution-tumblr-euphoria-zendaya-charli-xcx  https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/rise-and-fall-of-jess-millers-pizza-empire-20160512-gotftv.html  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2015/04/08/a-complete-history-of-f-yeah-tumblrs-the-happiest-blogs-on-the-web/  McCracken, Allison, Alexander Cho, Louisa Stein, and Indira Neill Hoch, eds. A Tumblr Book: Platform and Cultures. University of Michigan Press, 2020. https://doi.org/10.3998/mpub.11537055. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/laurenstrapagiel/tumblr-says-its-queerest-social-media-platform  Oliver L. Haimson, Avery Dame-Griff, Elias Capello & Zahari Richter (2021) Tumblr was a trans technology: the meaning, importance, history, and future of trans technologies, Feminist Media Studies, 21:3, 345-361, DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2019.1678505  https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/02/tumblr-has-cutting-and-anorexia-and-bulimia-problem/331358/  https://www.vice.com/en/article/kbbpem/tumblr-says-no-more-thinspiration  https://www.nylon.com/beauty/tumblr-eating-disorder-content-is-on-tiktok-how-to-navigate-it   https://www.vogue.com/article/2014-tumblr-girl-aesthetic  https://www.newyorker.com/culture/infinite-scroll/how-tumblr-became-popular-for-being-obsolete   
5/16/202434 minutes, 24 seconds
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MINI SCROLL: Sabrina Carpenter's 25th birthday dress Depop drama, Taylor Swift's 'Female Rage' + Sophie Turner speaks on Joe Jonas divorce

The biggest stories on the internet from May 16th, 2024. Timestamps: 00:35 Sabrina Carpenter’s 25th birthday dress has sparked a discussion about the ethics of reselling fashion 5:55 Taylor Swift files trademark for 'Female Rage: The Musical' 7:55 Sophie Turner opens up about split from Joe Jonas in new interview Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5 Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/ Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/ Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/
5/16/202412 minutes
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MINI SCROLL: How Bumble alienated Gen Z with anti-celibacy ads

The biggest stories on the internet from May 15th, 2024. Timestamps: 2:55 Bumble breakdown Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5 Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/ Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/ Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/
5/15/202418 minutes, 28 seconds
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MINI SCROLL: MrBeast challenges billionaires to make YouTube content, Paris Hilton & Nicole Richie Traitors drama + JoJo Siwa calls out Kenzie Ziegler

The biggest stories on the internet from May 14th, 2024. 00:41 MrBeast challenges billionaires to put their money into YouTube content 3:53 The Traitors Season 3 trailer teases that Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie will be competing… but it is not all as it seems 6:37 JoJo Siwa says Kenzie Ziegler is her least favourite Dance Moms alum Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5 Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/ Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/ Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/  
5/14/20249 minutes, 17 seconds
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MINI SCROLL: Hailey Bieber pregnant, HaleyyBaylee apology + Celebrity Blocklist 2024

The biggest stories on the internet from May 13th, 2024. Timestamps: 1:05 Hailey and Justin Bieber expecting first baby 3:05 HaleyBaylee apologises for Met Gala ‘let them eat cake’ video 13:35 Celebrity Blocklist 2024 Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5 Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/ Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/ Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/
5/13/202425 minutes, 51 seconds
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Lucky Girl Syndrome to TarotTok: Is TikTok’s Algorithm Leading us into Spiritual Psychosis?

In this week's episode, I explore the spiritual-adjacent corners of TikTok like manifestation-tok, tarot-tok, psychic-tok, and astrology-tok, and how this content can lead users down a harmful pipeline. I look at how young people, Gen Z in particular, are turning to new-age spirituality to make sense of the world and how the TikTok algorithm contributes to increasingly extreme beliefs in this area. I also share case studies of users who have devolved into "spiritual psychosis" (an unofficial term) after becoming obsessed with this side of TikTok.  Timestamps: 4:05 Why I wanted to talk about this topic 5:13 Overview of the spiritual side of TikTok 10:30 Explaining “spiritual psychosis” 13:36 Creator case studies 17:44 The role of TikTok’s algorithm Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5 Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/ Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/ Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/ Sources: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/astrology-is-at-the-center-of-danielle-johnson-murder-case-but-any-spiritual-practice-can-incite-violence https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2024-04-19/what-struggles-led-danielle-johnson-to-kill-family https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/woman-who-threw-her-daughters-onto-405-traffic-claimed-to-be-astrologer-i-team-confirms/3384844/?ref=popsugar.com&=___psv__p_49354925__t_w_  https://www.popsugar.com/astrology/spiritual-psychosis-signs-49354925 https://screenshot-media.com/gen-z-news/tiktok-spiritual-psychosis/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jgJZGJWwjQ https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/oct/30/tiktok-mental-health-social-media https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/tics-and-tiktok-can-social-media-trigger-illness-202201182670 https://sxustudentmedia.com/new-age-spirituality-and-spiritual-psychosis/ https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/oct/17/eva-wiseman-conspirituality-the-dark-side-of-wellness-how-it-all-got-so-toxic https://www.inverse.com/input/culture/schizophrenia-schizophrenic-tiktok-hashtag-ban https://www.vox.com/the-goods/22832827/manifesting-tiktok-astroworld-conspiracy-qanon-religion https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/12/fringe-left-alt-right-share-beliefs-white-power-movement/672454/ https://time.com/6083293/astrology-apps-personalized/  https://www.pewresearch.org/religion/2021/01/14/measuring-religion-in-pew-research-centers-american-trends-panel/  https://www.vice.com/en/article/qjbn43/manifesting-is-gen-zs-answer-to-new-age-spirituality  https://theconversation.com/lucky-girl-syndrome-the-potential-dark-side-of-tiktoks-extreme-positive-thinking-trend-198439  https://www.vox.com/the-goods/22832827/manifesting-tiktok-astroworld-conspiracy-qanon-religion  https://www.vox.com/the-goods/23580200/lucky-girl-syndrome-tiktok-manifesting  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8462234/  https://www.tiktok.com/@alliepbackupaccount/video/7357763096598826282?_r=1&_t=8lZJiR5s80o https://www.tiktok.com/@neomudang/video/7147845030022057262?_r=1&_t=8lkuc1M7w6i   https://www.tiktok.com/@jasminesgarden23/video/7148037000959085870?_r=1&_t=8lkuep9Adpx  https://apnews.com/article/los-angeles-infant-freeway-homicide-investigation-eclipse-681f9434051fd80187677b2f67787b3a
5/9/202427 minutes, 36 seconds
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MINI SCROLL: Why HaleyyBaylee's Marie Antoinette-inspired Met Gala video went wrong

The biggest stories on the internet form May 9th, 2024. Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5 Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/ Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/ Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/
5/9/202412 minutes, 46 seconds
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MINI SCROLL: Kim Kardashian Met Gala shoe drama, Selena Gomez x Sabrina Carpenter collab + Raven Symoné defends wife on TikTok

The biggest stories on the internet from May 8th, 2024. Timestamps: 1:00 Kim Kardashian reveals she walked on platform shoes without a heel at the Met Gala 4:45 Are we getting a Selena Gomez x Sabrina Carpenter music collab? 6:23 Raven Symoné tells fans to stop sending wife death threats Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/ Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5 Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/ Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/ Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/
5/7/202411 minutes, 5 seconds
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MET GALA SCROLL: All garden, no time

A recap of the 2024 Met Gala. Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/ Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5 Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/ Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/ Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/
5/7/202423 minutes, 27 seconds
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MINI SCROLL: Kendrick Lamar vs. Drake + Harry Jowsey faces backlash for Rylee Arnold "relationship"

The biggest stories on the internet from May 6th, 2024.  Timestamps: 2:01 Kendrick Lamar vs. Drake 5:14 Harry Jowsey addresses Rylee Arnold romance rumours  Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/ Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5 Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/ Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/ Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/
5/6/202410 minutes, 21 seconds
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MINI SCROLL: Bella Hadid's new brand, Olivia Rodrigo accused of "stealing" merch design + Instagram cracks down on meme accounts

The biggest stories on the internet from May 2nd, 2024. Timestamps: 00:57 Bella Hadid announces fragrance brand, Orebella 2:58 TikTok creator calls out Olivia Rodgrio’s team for “stealing” her merch design and selling it to fans 6:50 Instagram is cracking down on aggregator accounts Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/ Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5 Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/ Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/ Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/
5/2/20249 minutes, 34 seconds
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MINI SCROLL: Revolve addresses Stagecoach backlash, Youthforia slammed for black "tar" foundation + Taylor Swift to attend Met Gala

The biggest stories on the internet from May 1st, 2024. Timestamps: 1:30 Revolve responds to Pizzaslime Stagecoach after party backlash 4:16 Youthforia slammed for releasing foundation shade that looks like black face paint 12:34 Taylor Swift will allegedly attend the Met Gala Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/ Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5 Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/ Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/ Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/
5/1/202414 minutes, 55 seconds
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MINI SCROLL: Pizzaslime x Revolve party drama, Tana Mongeau speaks on Lilah Gibney + Hasan Piker's content helps pay fan's college

The biggest stories on the internet from April 30th, 2024. Timestamps: 00:34 Pizzaslime x Revolve Stagecoach after party is going viral for all the wrong reasons  4:46 Tana Mongeau and Brooke Schofield address rumours about Lilah Gibney  7:08 Reposts of Hasan Piker’s content on Twitch helps fan pay college tuition Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/ Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5 Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/ Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/ Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/
4/30/20249 minutes, 45 seconds
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MINI SCROLL: "Veneer Tech" Tok, Emma Chamberlain rejoins TikTok + Daniel Preda vs. Connor Franta

The biggest stories on the internet from April 29th, 2024. 00:56 Internet users are calling out “veneer techs” popping up all over TikTok 4:56 Emma Chamberlain is back on TikTok 7:00 Joey Graceffa & Daniel Preda vs. Connor Franta Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/  Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/ Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/  Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/ 
4/29/20249 minutes, 18 seconds
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Baby Reindeer: Analysing The Netflix True Story of Stalking, Abuse, Love & Loneliness

In this week's episode, I dive into the new Netflix series, Baby Reindeer, with my brother Nick! Timestamps: 3:48 What is Baby Reindeer? 5:51 Reception 6:19 What made Baby Reindeer so special? 13:00 Episode 4: Donny’s abuse 29:18 The ending 35:09 Reality vs. Netflix 43:04 Repercussions of the show Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/  Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/ Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/  Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/   
4/25/202446 minutes, 41 seconds
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MINI SCROLL: Tana Mongeau spills on influencer party culture + DrMichaelSays vs. Belle Hassan

The biggest stories on the internet from April 24th, 2024. 2:44 Tana Mongeau says all your favourite influencers are always on drugs 5:43 DrMichaelSays feuds with influencer Belle Hassan over SPF claims following Bondi Sands partnership Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/  Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/  Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/  Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/ 
4/24/202411 minutes, 34 seconds
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MINI SCROLL: TikToker Eva Evans passes away, Brit Smith defends JoJo Siwa's Karma + Watcher goes back on paid service

The biggest stories on the internet from April 23rd, 2024. 00:58 TikTok star Eva Evans passes away at 29 2:45 Brit Smith "sets the record straight" on JoJo Siwa allegedly stealing her song ‘Karma’ 6:24 Watcher update Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/  Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/  Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/  Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/   
4/23/20248 minutes, 58 seconds
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MINI SCROLL: Taylor Swift TTPD backlash, Dixie D'Amelio responds to drug accusations + Watcher leaves YouTube

The biggest stories on the internet from April 22nd, 2024. Timestamps: 1:05 Taylor Swift faces backlash for The Tortured Poets Department  14:24 Dixie D’Amelio claps back at TikTok users who accused her of being on drugs in recent live 17:51 Watcher sparks controversy by leaving YouTube for paid streaming service Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/  Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/  Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/  Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/ 
4/22/202421 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Life & Career of Addison Rae: From Louisiana TikToker to Indie Pop Icon

In this week's episode, I break down the life, career, and controversies of Addison Rae. I also explore how Addison navigated a complete image overhaul recently, re-branding herself from a Louisana TikTok star to an indie pop icon with a cult following. Find our podcast YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC18HclY7Tt5-1e3Z-MEP7Jg  Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/  Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/  Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/  Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/  Timestamps: 3:06 Background & family life growing up 5:55 Addison joins TikTok 7:53 Hype House era 9:18 Addison & Bryce Hall 11:35 Anti-BLM controversy 12:15 Partying in COVID controversy 13:28 Item Beauty 14:54 Addison tries music - releases Obsessed 17:26 Dancing on Jimmy Fallon controversy 18:23 Donald Trump controversy 19:23 Addison tries acting 20:13 Addison & Kourtney Kardashian 21:02 Monty Lopez, Sheri Nicole, Tana Mongeau & Yung Gravy drama 24:40 Adidas x Praying controversy 25:05 Addison’s rebrand Resources: https://centennialworld.com/addison-rae-bryce-hall-dating/  https://centennialworld.com/bryce-hall-addison-rae-cheating-rumours-explained-vegas-saiviantha/  https://centennialworld.com/addison-rae-item-beauty-brand/  https://centennialworld.com/addison-rae-item-beauty-copying-lonely-ghost/  https://centennialworld.com/item-beauty-addison-rae-discontinue-lip-quip-oil/ https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/8/22663082/addison-rae-tiktok-netflix-film-deal-hes-all-that  https://www.seventeen.com/celebrity/a33368722/addison-rae-new-podcast-mom-sheri-leaving-college-moving-to-la/ https://www.distractify.com/p/why-does-addison-rae-have-different-last-name https://www.wsj.com/articles/addison-rae-tiktok-interview-hype-house-charli-11591878894 https://www.highsnobiety.com/p/addison-rae-interview/ https://www.tiktok.com/@addisonre?lang=en https://people.com/celebrity/addison-rae-says-her-first-tiktok-only-got-one-like-before-she-went-viral/ https://justpmsing.com/category/50-days-of-addison-rae 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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-13111585/Addison-Rae-shows-curves-poses-sheer-black-bodysuit-new-social-media-photo-No-filter.html https://people.com/addison-rae-on-debut-ep-new-music-to-come-exclusive-8559848 https://people.com/super-bowl-2024-addison-rae-teaches-giant-nerd-gummy-flashdance-nerds-super-bowl-commercial-8559492 https://www.hercampus.com/school/ucla/addison-rae-is-the-it-girl-2024-deserves/ https://people.com/tv/addison-rae-omer-fedi-relationship-timeline/ https://www.vogue.com/article/addison-rae-pop-diva-wardrobe https://www.midiaresearch.com/blog/addison-rae-will-not-be-owned-the-pitfalls-of-the-major-label-business-model https://www.elitedaily.com/p/the-timeline-of-all-the-hype-house-drama-is-wild-31354225 https://www.vulture.com/2021/08/addison-rae-defends-introducing-herself-to-donald-trump.html https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/turns-addison-rae-liked-multiple-015731007.html?guccounter=1 https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2021-08-27/addison-rae-tiktok-hes-all-that-netflix https://people.com/tv/addison-rae-apologizes-for-resurfaced-anti-black-lives-matter-video/ https://people.com/tv/addison-rae-responds-performing-tiktok-dances-not-crediting-black-creators-fallon-tonight-show/ https://www.highsnobiety.com/p/addison-rae-street-style-outfits/ https://www.highsnobiety.com/p/addison-rae-adidas-christian-bikini-praying/ https://sg.style.yahoo.com/addison-rae-channels-early-2000s-201038899.html https://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/addison-rae-lizzie-mcguire-y2k-130000768.html https://www.dexerto.com/entertainment/addison-rae-responds-as-her-old-music-leaks-on-soundcloud-1900865/ https://www.vogue.co.uk/arts-and-lifestyle/article/rising-musicians-2023 https://vogue.ph/lifestyle/people/i-think-im-just-a-curious-person-addison-rae-on-her-quest-for-pop-perfection/ https://www.dexerto.com/entertainment/tana-mongeau-declares-war-on-monty-lopez-after-shading-her-on-tiktok-18963Addison Rae And Her Quest for Pop Perfection41/ https://www.rollingstone.com/pro/features/addison-rae-music-obsessed-behind-the-scenes-1143674/ https://www.vogue.com/article/addison-rae-ar-ep-interview  
4/18/202430 minutes, 56 seconds
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MINI SCROLL: Marques Brownlee tech review backlash, Lil Tay comes for JoJo Siwa + Instagram releases Taylor Swift Easter eggs

*My apologies for pronouncing Marques Brownlee's first name incorrectly. The biggest stories on the internet from April 17th, 2024. 1:11 Marques Brownlee faces backlash for giving a negative product review on the Humane AI Pin 6:16 Lil Tay goes off on JoJo Siwa claiming she has purchased bot Spotify listens of her new song 9:14 Instagram joins in on the Taylor Swift Easter Egg frenzy to celebrate The Tortured Poet’s Department Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/  Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/  Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/  Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/ 
4/17/202411 minutes, 7 seconds
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MINI SCROLL: Tate McRae & The Kid Laroi dating, Logan Paul & Nina Adgal baby, TikToker Kyle Roth passes away + StassieBaby confirms Jaden Hossler split

The biggest stories on the internet from April 16th, 2024. 00:36 The Kid Laroi confirms he’s official with Tate McRae at his Dublin concert 2:47 YouTuber-turned-wrestler Logan Paul expecting first baby with fiance Nina Agdal 5:03 Popular TikTok blind item creator Kyle Marisa Roth has passed away 8:20 StassieBaby confirms Jaden Hossler split Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/  Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/  Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/  Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/ 
4/16/20249 minutes, 35 seconds
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MINI SCROLL: Alix Earle's personal influencer trip, Bye Bambi x Yasmin Coachella backlash & TikTok's Trade Me Project goes wrong

The biggest stories on the internet from April 15th, 2024. 1:01 Bye Bambi x Yasmin Coachella backlash 4:43 Alix Earle gets a private influencer trip to Coachella powered by Poppi 7:33 TikTok's Trade Me Project goes wrong when house winner gets kicked out Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/  Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/  Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/  Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/ 
4/15/202412 minutes, 6 seconds
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Looksmaxxing: How the Male Glow-Up Became BlackPilled

In this week's episode, I explore the ties between TikTok's popular looksmaxxing trend and incel culture. I cover what looksmaxxing is, how it became popular among boys and young men, and the incel ideology that underpins this trend.  Find our podcast YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC18HclY7Tt5-1e3Z-MEP7Jg  Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/  Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/  Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/  Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/  Timestamps: 3:27 What is looksmaxxing & why is it popular on TikTok? 8:40 What does incel mean? 11:33 Core beliefs of incels: appearance-based hierarchy, misogyny & pill theory 19:00 The ties between looksmaxxing & inceldom  Resources: https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20240326-inside-looksmaxxing-the-extreme-cosmetic-social-media-trend  https://www.tiktok.com/@syrianpsycho  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9780135/  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45284455“  https://incels.wiki/w/Looks_theory  https://incels.wiki/images/e/ee/Okcupid.png  https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/male-messaging-curve.png  https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/female-messaging-curve.png  https://www.tiktok.com/@syrianpsycho/video/7091686104650353966?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6899384367418131969  https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/06/style/looksmaxxing-tik-tok-dillon-latham.html  https://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/24/books/review/angry-white-men-by-michael-kimmel.html#:~:text=Failing%20to%20concede%20this%2C%20men,greater%20gender%20and%20racial%20equality.  Solea, A.I., Sugiura, L. Mainstreaming the Blackpill: Understanding the Incel Community on TikTok. Eur J Crim Policy Res 29, 311–336 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10610-023-09559-5   https://looksmax.org/threads/complete-guide-to-psl-ratings.379179/ https://www.vice.com/en/article/7xmaze/learn-to-decode-the-secret-language-of-the-incel-subculture  https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/incels-in-australia-the-ideology-the-threat-and-a-way-forward/  
4/11/202424 minutes, 49 seconds
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MINI SCROLL: Leo Skepi apology, Sarah Joy exposed as fake Amish & Dbrand tweets racist remark to customer

The biggest stories on the internet from April 11th, 2024. 00:30 Leo Skepi has apologised for making fatphobic remarks after a wave of backlash 5:25 TikTok creator Sarah Joy has allegedly been faking being Amish for followers 12:03 Dbrand offers consumer $10K after tweeting racist comment about their last name Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/  Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/  Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/  Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/ 
4/11/202415 minutes, 23 seconds
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MINI SCROLL: Evry Jewels influencer collab gone wrong & TikTok to launch Instagram rival photo app

The biggest stories on the internet from April 10th, 2024. Timestamps: 00:27 TikTok-popular jewelry company Evry Jewels has called out an influencer for allegedly backing out of a collab 5:49 TikTok to launch Instagram rival app Find our podcast YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC18HclY7Tt5-1e3Z-MEP7Jg  Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/  Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/  Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/  Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/ 
4/10/20247 minutes, 58 seconds
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MINI SCROLL: JoJo Siwa "steals" Emeline song, Todrick Hall vs. Adam McIntyre & Billie Eilish album leak

The biggest stories on the internet from April 9th, 2024. Timestamps: 00:40 Vanderpump Villa recap 3:46 JoJo Siwa accused of stealing her new song 'Choose Your Fighter' from Emeline 6:56 Todrick Hall vs. Adam McIntyre vs. Colleen Ballinger 12:00 Billie Eilish announces new album days after putting her entire following list on her close friends Find our podcast YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC18HclY7Tt5-1e3Z-MEP7Jg  Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/  Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/  Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/  Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/ 
4/9/202414 minutes, 9 seconds
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MINI SCROLL: Why is TikTok obsessed with industrial grade glycine from Donghua Jinlong?

The biggest stories on the internet from April 8th, 2024. Timestamps: 00:51 Content recap 2:26 Jersey Shore Family Vacation 4:15 Summer House  8:17 TikToks' latest meme— Industrial grade glycine from Donghua Jinlong Find our podcast YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC18HclY7Tt5-1e3Z-MEP7Jg  Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/  Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/  Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/  Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/ 
4/8/202413 minutes, 22 seconds
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Farewell Tom: The Rise & Fall of Myspace

In this week's episode, I explore the rise and fall of Myspace— the first site that put social networking on the map at a global scale. I look at Myspace's origins, why the site became so popular, and its cultural impact, including some of the most prolific artists and influencers to come out of the platform. I also go into how and why Myspace ultimately failed, and the legacy it left behind for Millennials online. RaWrrrrrr Find our podcast YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC18HclY7Tt5-1e3Z-MEP7Jg  Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/  Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/  Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/  Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/  Timestamps: 5:34 The idea of Myspace 7:58 Myspace launches 8:42 Why Myspace was so successful 15:07 Cultural impact of Myspace - music discovery, influencers, aesthetics & coding legacy 21:45 News Corp buys Myspace 23:29 The downfall of Myspace Resources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myspace2 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_DeWolfe https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Anderson  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb1gWuzczSQ&ab_channel=MagnatesMedia Kate M. Miltner & Ysabel Gerrard (2022) “Tom had us all doing front-end web development”: a nostalgic (re)imagining of Myspace, Internet Histories, 6:1-2, 48-67,  https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/24701475.2021.1985836  Angwin, Julia. Stealing Myspace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America. Random House, 2009.  Irina Shklovski & danah boyd “Music as Cultural Glue: Supporting Bands and Fans on MySpace.” https://www.danah.org/papers/BandsAndFans.pdf https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/01/the-rise-and-fall-of-myspace/69444/   https://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/18/business/news-corp-to-acquire-owner-of-myspacecom.html  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4695495.stm  https://www.billboard.com/music/music-news/rem-previewing-album-on-myspace-66407/    https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/06/as-myspace-sells-for-35-million-a-history-of-the-networks-valuation/241224/  https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna19329332  https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna42475503  https://centennialworld.com/gen-z-return-of-the-scene-queen/   https://money.cnn.com/2014/10/29/technology/wsjd-murdoch-myspace/index.html  https://www.codecademy.com/resources/blog/myspace-and-the-coding-legacy/  https://techcrunch.com/2008/06/12/facebook-no-longer-the-second-largest-social-network/  https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN05173148/  https://www.businessinsider.com/2009/1/myspace-passed-on-buying-facebook-for-75-million  https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2009-jun-17-fi-ct-myspace17-story.html  https://www.forbes.com/2007/02/26/myspace-speed-facebook-tech-intel-cx_df_0227myspace.html?sh=2131442d344d  https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2011/jun/30/myspace-sold-35-million-news  https://www.businessinsider.com/former-myspace-ceo-explains-why-facebook-was-able-to-dominate-social-media-despite-coming-second-2015-5    
4/4/202430 minutes, 49 seconds
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MINI SCROLL: Aspyn Ovard divorce, Kylie Jenner x Timothée Chalamet pregnancy & Austin McBroom RV drama

The biggest stories on the internet from April 4th, 2024. Timestamps: 00:47 Aspyn Ovard files for divorce from Parker Ferris same day she announces their 3rd child was born 6:41 Comedian Daniel Tosh claims that Kylie Jenner is pregnant with Timothée Chalamet’s baby 9:15 Fans speculate The ACE Family divorce is fake after Catherine McBroom joins Austin's RV storyline Find our podcast YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC18HclY7Tt5-1e3Z-MEP7Jg  Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/  Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/  Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/  Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/ 
4/3/202414 minutes, 23 seconds
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MINI SCROLL: Sabrina Carpenter angers Swifties, Charli D'Amelio dating rumours & JoJo Siwa's rebrand

The biggest stories on the internet from April 3rd, 2024. Timestamps: 00:46 Sabrina Carpenter reveals Skims collaboration and Swifties are mad about it  6:10 Charli D’Amelio rumoured to be dating hockey player Joel Hofer  8:32 JoJo Siwa cops criticism for rebrand Find our podcast YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC18HclY7Tt5-1e3Z-MEP7Jg  Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/  Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/  Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/  Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/ 
4/2/202415 minutes, 3 seconds
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MINI SCROLL: TikTok reacts to Beyoncé's Cowboy Carter, Billie Eilish addresses Taylor Swift "shade" & Halley Kate puncher is arrested

The biggest stories on the internet from April 2nd, 2024. Timestamps: 2:36 Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter causes divide on TikTok 5:24 Billie Eilish faces backlash for comments made Billboard article 9:16 Man who allegedly punched creator Halley Kate is arrested Find our podcast YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC18HclY7Tt5-1e3Z-MEP7Jg  Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/  Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/  Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/  Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/ 
4/2/202413 minutes, 53 seconds
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Anti-Intellectualism & The Downfall of Commentary Creators

In this week's episode, I explore the rise and (inevitable) fall of the commentary genre. I cover the origins of this content, the rise of this genre on YouTube, and why I believe we're about to see its downfall. I look at how the rise of anti-intellectualism, a decline in media literacy, and the death of the monoculture— all amplified by the introduction of TikTok— will likely be the main reasons for the downfall of commentary content. Find our podcast YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC18HclY7Tt5-1e3Z-MEP7Jg  Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/  Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/  Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/  Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/  Timestamps: 5:31 Commentary content + its origins 10:50 The rise of commentary on TikTok 14:55 Why is internet culture commentary so popular? 20:08 Anti-intellecutalism + the decline in media literacy  25:50 Quality of content has declined 30:19 Death of the monoculture 34:10 Lack of authority Resources: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/23021836/tiktok-analysis-commentary-creators  https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-psychology-of-why-we-love-and-need-to-gossip  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/05/the-tiktok-generation-of-my-kids-is-not-only-better-informed-but-more-politicised  https://studybreaks.com/thoughts/interests-teenage-girls-invalidated/  https://www.insider.com/teenage-girls-influence-popular-culture-2019-11  https://www.insidehook.com/internet/video-essay-youtube  https://time.com/5680457/why-do-people-gossip/  https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/12/17/21024439/monoculture-algorithm-netflix-spotify  https://www.dazeddigital.com/life-culture/article/56571/1/pop-culture-is-dead-dime-square-microtrends-tiktok-web3  https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2024/03/09/viral-view-counts-inflation/  https://twitter.com/milkkarten/status/1727037132383138255?s=20  https://measureprotocol.com/insights/mobilelife-report-fall-2022  https://www.fastcompany.com/91046651/youtube-influencers-want-to-neg-you-into-taking-their-lifestyle-advice  https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/hate-watch  https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hate%20follow  https://www.vice.com/en/article/93akvp/why-hate-watching-tv-movie-social-media-explained-psychology
3/28/202435 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Unregulated World of 'Child Influencers'

In this week's episode, I explore the very dark consequences of putting children online. I specifically focus on children whose parents post on their behalf— turning them into 'child influencers.' I look at how posting content of minors online relinquishes control of their image & how that can end up in the wrong hands. I finish by diving into the laws in both the U.S. and Australia that do or do not protect children on social media. Find our podcast YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC18HclY7Tt5-1e3Z-MEP7Jg  Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/  Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/  Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/  Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/  Timestamps: 7:02 Introduction to child influencers 9:08 Why we should be worried about these accounts 12:58 Addressing criticism against those who speak out 14:58 #SaveWren and family vloggers taking their children offline 21:03 The difference between family vloggers & child influencers 22:56 U.S. laws 26:20 Australian laws 30:04 Why brands are culpable too 31:31 Why platforms won’t remove child influencer accounts Sources: https://www.tiktok.com/@samanthakastenholtt/video/7340347023347977505?_t=8koxFeB8Yeg&_r=1 https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/22/us/instagram-child-influencers.html?unlocked_article_code=1.Y00.yWNe.mtYradNkIGk0&smid=url-share https://www.tiktok.com/@wren.eleanor/video/7128469642921807150?_r=1&_t=8knW45HIYdj https://www.cosmopolitan.com/lifestyle/a60125272/sharenting-parenting-influencer-cost-children/ https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/tiktok-wren-eleanor-moms-controversy-1385182/ https://www.businessinsider.com/wren-jacquelyn-tiktok-online-predators-momfluencer-2022-7 https://www.ncsl.org/technology-and-communication/social-media-and-children-2023-legislation https://lsj.com.au/articles/a-grey-zone-regulations-on-the-rights-of-child-influencers/ 
3/21/202433 minutes, 28 seconds
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RERUN: Why Gen Z Wants to be Anonymous Online

This week's episode is a re-edited rerun of a season 3 episode that is still very much relevant today where we explore why Gen Z pursues privacy online. I have added a new intro and shared some tea in the update section, so make sure to listen.  In this episode, Jordyn Christensen and I look at why Gen Z is starting to seek more privacy and anonymity online. We explore the concept of the personal brand from a Gen Z lens, the new dangers youth face online, and several factors that have contributed to this generation choosing to be more private than their Millennial counterparts. We also look at some Gen Z creators who have recently taken a step back from social media (like Emma Chamberlain), and consider both the benefits and the risks of internet users becoming increasingly anonymous.  Find our podcast YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC18HclY7Tt5-1e3Z-MEP7Jg  Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/  Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/  Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/  Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/ 
3/14/202444 minutes, 16 seconds
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Nara Smith & The Internet's Obsession with (Fake) Tradwives

In this week's episode, I further explore the ideology behind the increasingly popular 'tradwife' lifestyle and discuss how this term is now being misused against mommy vloggers and creators who post domestic life content. I also dive into the questions around Nara Smith, TikToks' buzziest creator at the moment, to better understand if her content really is Mormon tradwife propaganda, or simply innocent lifestyle content with a focus on home and family life (and cooking for her kids from scratch). Episode on Gwen Swinarton: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2hQy5cyGOgPury7sWMgPOI Find our podcast YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC18HclY7Tt5-1e3Z-MEP7Jg  Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/  Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/  Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/  Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/  Timestamps: 5:46 Who is Nara Smith? 6:35 What is a tradwife? Defining the term & exploring its ideology  20:20 Is a SAHM the same as a tradwife? How & why the internet is misusing this term 24:28 Exploring Nara Smith's background & content— is it Mormon and/or tradwife propaganda? Sources:  https://www.forbes.com/sites/traversmark/2024/01/06/a-psychologist-explains-the-dangers-of-the-tradwife-movement/?sh=e50144179c3b  Proctor, D. (2023). The #Tradwife Persona and the Rise of Radicalized Domesticity. Persona Studies, 8(2), 7–26. https://doi.org/10.21153/psj2022vol8no2art1645 Leidig, E. (2023). The Making of a Tradwife. In The Women of the Far Right (pp. 89–122). Columbia University Press. https://doi.org/10.7312/leid21016-005  https://www.bbc.com/news/av/stories-51113371  https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/12/fringe-left-alt-right-share-beliefs-white-power-movement/672454/  https://theconversation.com/far-right-tradwives-see-feminism-as-evil-their-lifestyles-push-back-against-the-lie-of-equality-219000  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/may/31/white-supremacy-trad-wives-far-right-feminist-politics  https://www.michigandaily.com/arts/digital-culture/the-tradwife-trilogy-part-3-the-real-women-behind-the-tradwife-movement/  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/01/opinion/sunday/tradwives-women-alt-right.html  https://www.salon.com/2019/07/14/alt-right-handmaidens-and-the-white-baby-challenge/  https://gnet-research.org/2023/07/07/tradwives-the-housewives-commodifying-right-wing-ideology/  https://people.com/tiktok-star-emily-mariko-is-married-7568389  https://www.tiktok.com/@fluentlyforward/video/7340014688714935583  https://www.pbs.org/mormons/themes/women.html  https://www.mormonstories.org/truth-claims/mormon-culture/women-in-mormonism/  https://www.tiktok.com/@naraazizasmith/video/7314399107139915051  https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/nara-smith-lucky-blue-smith-tiktok-mormon-tradwife-1234979241/  https://junkee.com/nara-smith-tiktok-controversy-explained/356552  https://x.com/hereliessian/status/1748194968538370126?s=20  https://www.tiktok.com/@domesticblisters/video/7339912436406832415?_r=1&_t=8kNeFDNLqx6  https://www.tiktok.com/@domesticblisters/video/7340393378955283742  https://www.tiktok.com/@allyrooker/video/7338916098533870878  https://www.tiktok.com/@allyrooker/video/7340435660894948639  https://www.tiktok.com/@allyrooker/video/7340467055100955934  https://www.tiktok.com/@caroclaireburkeee/video/7339699210398207274   
3/7/202432 minutes, 16 seconds
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Look What We Made Her Do: How Taylor Swift Built The Swiftie Cult

In this week's episode, I have my first co-host of season 5, Crystal Andrews! Crystal is a writer, author, and the founder & editor of feminist news publication, Zee Feed. But most importantly, Crystal is a Swiftie. Off the back of the Eras Tour in Sydney (which we both attended, twice), Crystal and I explore how Taylor Swift built such a culty fandom and why the Swifties feel so protective of their fave. Subscribe to Zee Feed's weekly newsletter that inspired this episode: https://zeefeed.beehiiv.com/ Find our podcast YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC18HclY7Tt5-1e3Z-MEP7Jg  Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/  Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/  Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/  Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/  Timestamps: 6:18: History of Swiftie Nation 19:00 Zee Feed newsletter that inspired this episode 30:52 Explaining the mentality of a Swiftie 40:33 How do Swifties project their protection of Taylor Swift? 48:05 How the 2009 VMAs changed the trajectory of pop culture and thus the direction of Taylor Swift’s career 56:10 The consequences of being unable to critique Taylor Swift without backlash Resources: https://zeefeed.beehiiv.com/p/eras-tour-geological-layer-rubbish  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rf9ZDEEvuog&t=2296s&ab_channel=ArtsUnimelb  https://www.theguardian.com/music/2024/feb/21/scoop-taylor-swift-eats-in-restaurant-and-we-missed-the-story  https://www.thedailybeast.com/taylor-swift-remains-silent-as-fans-doxx-and-harass-music-critic-over-folkore-review  https://www.businessinsider.com/harassment-taylor-swift-fan-base-worse-than-far-right-hate-2023-6  https://theoutline.com/post/8484/sore-winners-decade  
2/29/202458 minutes, 10 seconds
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Blame it on Instagram Face: Is Gen Z Actually Aging Faster?

This episode is brought to you by Coach Love, the new fruity, floral fragrance from Coach. Coach Love opens with top notes of Wild Strawberry, features a rich heart note of Red Velvet Rose, and dries down to dries down with a warm base note of Cedarwood. Coach Love is a fragrance that celebrates love in all its forms, available now in retailers and online. In this week's episode, I explore the "Gen Z is aging like milk" discourse and consider the impact of 'Instagram face' on how we expect young women to look. Find our podcast YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC18HclY7Tt5-1e3Z-MEP7Jg  Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/  Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/  Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/  Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/  Timestamps: 4:13 Why the internet thinks Gen Z looks old 8:25 The impact of Instagram face on the Gen Z beauty standard 12:12 Theory one: The death of tween culture 16:40 Theory two: Injectables & plastic surgery younger 23:33 Theory three: Nostalgia dressing & glam makeup 26:54 Theory four: Vaping Resources: https://www.medpagetoday.com/popmedicine/cultureclinic/107539#:~:text=Cosmetic%20treatments%20such%20as%20Botox,to%20them%20on%20social%20media  https://www.intheknow.com/post/tiktok-trend-cycle-fashion/  https://www.tiktok.com/@taylordonoghuee/video/7279864361328332075?_r=1&_t=8k029Bsyrz8  https://www.tiktok.com/@bookhoarder_321/video/7305104911748844843?_r=1&_t=8k06uLjATFB  https://www.tiktok.com/@jordan_the_stallion8/video/7325019924903234862  https://centennialworld.com/how-social-media-is-destroying-the-tween-experience/  https://www.tiktok.com/@hopeyoufindyourdad/video/7302585822446996782  https://centennialworld.com/doja-cat-lorry-hill-youtube-plastic-surgery/  https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/23/style/gen-z-aging.html  https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/08/style/self-care-how-barely-there-botox-became-the-norm.html  https://www.dazeddigital.com/beauty/article/61834/1/is-gen-z-really-ageing-faster-kylie-jenner-social-media-retinol https://www.tiktok.com/@jordantalexander/video/7296991769101683998?_r=1&_t=8k0751sVgHq
2/22/202429 minutes, 35 seconds
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Everybody on Mute: Why TikTok Doesn't Need Music Anymore

This episode is brought to you by Coach Love, the new fruity, floral fragrance from Coach. Coach Love opens with top notes of Wild Strawberry, features a rich heart note of Red Velvet Rose, and dries down to dries down with a warm base note of Cedarwood. Coach Love is a fragrance that celebrates love in all its forms, available now in retailers and online. In this week's episode, I explore the relationship between TikTok and the corporate music industry. Find our podcast YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC18HclY7Tt5-1e3Z-MEP7Jg  Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/  Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/  Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/  Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/  Timestamps: 00:28 Intro 3:25 Update 9:54 The platform's history as Music.ly  12:58 Rebrand to TikTok & the platform’s intended origins  16:02 How TikTok became the go-to music discovery platform 22:00 The impact of TikTok on the music industry 26:42 Why TikTok might not need music anymore Resources: https://www.businessinsider.com/what-is-musically-2016-5  https://www.forbes.com/sites/mnewlands/2016/06/10/the-origin-and-future-of-americas-hottest-new-app-musical-ly/?sh=7e277cbc5b07  https://www.wsj.com/articles/lip-syncing-app-musical-ly-is-acquired-for-as-much-as-1-billion-1510278123  https://about.instagram.com/blog/announcements/introducing-music-for-instagram-stories  https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/2/17644260/musically-rebrand-tiktok-bytedance-douyin  https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/02/musically-tiktok/  https://newsroom.tiktok.com/en-us/musical-ly-and  https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-53640724  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-musical-ly-m-a-bytedance-idUSKBN1DA0BN/  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/10/business/dealbook/musically-sold-app-video.html  ​https://newsroom.tiktok.com/en-us/music-impact-report-confirms-tiktok-fuels-music-discovery  https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/07/arts/dance/tiktok-dance-evolution.html  https://www.businessinsider.com/how-tiktok-is-changing-music-industry  https://www.forbes.com/sites/hughmcintyre/2023/09/11/tiktok-looks-to-make-rising-musicians-into-superstars-with-its-elevate-program/?sh=3c4cb18b63f1  https://www.colorado.edu/today/2022/09/12/how-tiktok-has-changed-music-industry  https://www.vulture.com/2020/05/doja-cat-career-controversy-timeline-dr-luke-racism.html   
2/15/202431 minutes, 21 seconds
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MrBeast is on a Viral Path to Nowhere

Reserve your free spot here for the Infinite Scroll x Coach Love event in Sydney on February 15th: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/coach-love-fragrance-launch-discovery-tickets-807418178507  In this week's episode, I deep dive into YouTube's most prolific creator, Jimmy Donaldson AKA MrBeast. I aim to answer the question: Is MrBeast really YouTube's biggest philanthropist? Or is he actually just the internet's biggest narcissist? Find our podcast YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC18HclY7Tt5-1e3Z-MEP7Jg  Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/  Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/  Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/  Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/  Timestamps: 00:55 Intro 5:27 Who is MrBeast & early career 9:11 Breakthrough: Stunt-based content 12:32 Philanthropic content 15:38 Mrbeast Burger & Feastables 17:58 Main criticisms of his content 19:16 Issues with private philanthropy 23:57 Jimmy “cures” 1000 people’s blindness 28:45 What actually motivates MrBeast? Resources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qq6sCvz4Z0 https://www.businessinsider.com/mrbeast-youtube-jimmy-donaldson-net-worth-life-career-challenges-teamtrees-2019-11 https://www.forbes.com/sites/aliciakelso/2022/09/08/how-mrbeast-burgers-success-could-impact-the-restaurant-industry/?sh=6d9622221228  https://centennialworld.com/mrbeast-burgers-steps-back-burgers-concerns-quality-control/  https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/28/18157845/mrbeast-youtube-donations-adsense-brand-deals  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IQ_ldV9z_A&t=5514s&ab_channel=ColinandSamir  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8VcUnz3nVc&ab_channel=ColinandSamir  https://centennialworld.com/internet-users-question-mrbeasts-intentions-after-philanthropy-video-building-wells-in-africa/  https://centennialworld.com/mrbeast-backlash-video-curing-blindness-1000-people/  https://edition.cnn.com/2023/07/15/entertainment/mrbeast-youtube-jimmy-donaldson-cec/index.html  https://www.garbageday.email/p/new-mrbeast-charity-tantrum-dropped https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/sep/08/how-philanthropy-benefits-the-super-rich https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/may/24/the-trouble-with-charitable-billionaires-philanthrocapitalism https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/05/30/would-the-world-be-better-off-without-philanthropists-paul-vallely-emma-saunders-hastings           
2/8/202433 minutes, 52 seconds
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"Flop Influencers" & The Impact of Instant Viral Fame on Creator Longevity

Reserve your free spot here for the Infinite Scroll x Coach Love event in Sydney on February 15th: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/coach-love-fragrance-launch-discovery-tickets-807418178507  I am so excited to be back in your ears every week! Bear with me as I figure out this new narrative, editing, and production style. It was important to me that I return with a more polished product for these solo deep dives and I hope you'll stick with me while I navigate this new norm. This episode was short and sweet to help me figure out the process. In this week's episode, I explore the concept of "flop influencers" and what career longevity realistically looks like for social media stars. I look at some examples like Brooklynne Webb, Axel Webb, Brittany Broski, Jason Nash, and Gabbie Hanna, and compare how TikTok fame differs from YouTube fame when it comes to "making it" as a career creator. Find our podcast YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC18HclY7Tt5-1e3Z-MEP7Jg  Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/  Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/  Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/  Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/  Timestamps: 4:15 "Flop influencer" definition & examples 5:52 The life cycle of an influencer 7:32 Why are there so many "flop influencers" right now? 15:57 What do influencers do when they "flop"? 20:04 What do "flop influencers" say about the state of the creator economy? Resources: https://centennialworld.com/flop-influencers-the-impact-of-instant-tiktok-fame-on-creator-longevity-and-online-communities/ https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2021/5/18/22440937/tiktok-addison-rae-bella-poarch-build-a-bitch-charli-damelio-mediocrity  https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2020/2/27/21153364/tiktok-famous-backlash  https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/feb/01/youtube-star-zoella-10m-subscribers#:~:text=She%20also%20has%20a%20second,three%20years%20after%20joining%20YouTube.  https://centennialworld.com/vidcon-creators-facing-empty-lines-meet-and-greets/  https://centennialworld.com/are-tiktokers-actually-influential/ https://www.tiktok.com/@xobrooklynne/video/7325629145520672005  https://www.tiktok.com/@katiedotcom/video/7326648224238898474  https://centennialworld.com/why-snapchat-spotlight-creators-david-dobrik-alex-warren/  https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2020/8/25/21399317/brittany-broski-kombucha-tiktok-tomlinson https://techcrunch.com/2024/01/13/the-creator-economy-is-ready-for-a-workers-movement  https://www.traackr.com/resources/influencer-income-trend-report-aic  https://centennialworld.com/flop-influencers-the-impact-of-instant-tiktok-fame-on-creator-longevity-and-online-communities/  https://www.tiktok.com/@evancuate/video/7323379348432768302  https://centennialworld.com/axel-webber-controversies-consequences-of-overnight-virality/  https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2020/09/tiktok-teens-fandom-mooptopia/616371/  https://centennialworld.com/sienna-mae-gomez-return-assault-abuse-allegations-jack-wright/  https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-39165-2_59#chapter-info    
2/1/202425 minutes, 17 seconds
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Viral News: TikTok Tunnel Girl, Selena Gomez x Taylor Swift Golden Globes, Sephora Tweens & Season 5 Update

Find our podcast YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC18HclY7Tt5-1e3Z-MEP7Jg  Subscribe to our weekly Substack: https://centennialworld.substack.com/  Join our Geneva home: https://links.geneva.com/invite/7eb23525-9259-4d59-95e3-b9edd35861a5  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitescrollpodcast/  Follow our publication: https://www.instagram.com/centennialworld/  Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmeisner_/  Follow Jordy on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordyn_christensen/  Timestamps: 9:38 A TikTok creator has gone viral for digging a tunnel system under her suburban home 19:09 Golden Globes drama recap - Kylie Jenner & Timothee Chalamet vs. Selena Gomez & Taylor Swift 26:15 The Stanley Cup TikTok craze breakdown  35:55 TikTok users are calling out tweens for shopping at Sephora 49:34 Jaclyn Cosmetics officially closes Resources: https://centennialworld.com/tunnel-girl-a-full-breakdown-on-tiktoks-viral-construction-controversy/ https://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebrity/latest/a43600106/kylie-jenner-timothee-chalamet-relationship-timeline-photos/   https://twitter.com/THR/status/1744190091134992507?s=20  https://twitter.com/PopCrave/status/1744224026912817655?s=20  https://www.instagram.com/reel/Co_cJJLIY-L/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link   https://people.com/selena-gomez-was-not-gossiping-timothee-chalamet-kylie-jenner-golden-globes-2024-8423584 https://www.instagram.com/p/C1hsXF4rOhQ/  https://jaclyncosmetics.com/pages/faq  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4uIAY76tz4  https://hypebae.com/2023/11/morephe-rem-beauty-forma-brands-chapter-11-bankruptcy-info  https://wwd.com/beauty-industry-news/beauty-features/morphe-wants-to-become-product-first-not-influencer-first-1235610675/  https://centennialworld.com/jaclyn-hill-announces-closure-of-jewelry-leisure-wear-brands-koze-jaclyn-roxanne/ https://www.tiktok.com/@victoria_robino_26/video/7318781471873977646  https://www.tiktok.com/@danimarielettering/video/7301724587488759070  https://www.forbes.com/sites/conormurray/2024/01/03/why-is-tiktok-obsessed-with-stanley-cups-the-water-bottle-craze-racks-up-millions-of-views-and-lots-of-revenue/?sh=55ee0ec86b18  https://www.washingtonpost.com/style/of-interest/2024/01/05/stanley-cup-target-tiktok-trend/  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RADEfBJmtk4  https://www.garbageday.email/p/the-great-silent-majority-of-american?r=u4a9c&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web https://centennialworld.com/how-social-media-is-destroying-the-tween-experience/  https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSN3dFeSn/  https://www.businessinsider.com/millennial-parenting-tiktok-reckoning-2023-12 https://www.glossy.co/pop/glossy-pop-newsletter-videos-about-gen-z-and-gen-alpha-wreaking-havoc-at-sephora-are-flooding-tiktok/  https://thetab.com/uk/2024/01/04/sephora-ten-year-olds-drunk-elephant-344343  https://www.tiktok.com/@anat_international/video/7320991187555405099?_t=8iskfKnXVBK&_r=1  https://www.tiktok.com/@jordynrbennett/video/7319531078866259230?_r=1&_t=8isjnJV2xqz  https://www.tiktok.com/@elinaboudin/video/7319893666368212256
1/10/202456 minutes, 27 seconds