This week's newsletter: A cat that's been "dancing" to all the viral TikTok challenges gets as many views as the platform's biggest creators.
Kylie Jenner Made An Appearance In Cardi B And Megan Thee Stallion's New "WAP" Music Video And The People Said "Nope!"
Social media, especially Black Twitter, reacted strongly against the cameo.
This week's newsletter: Stephanie breaks down why the "Super Bowl of swipe-ups" is hitting different this year, and I, out of pure generosity, brainstorm a list of ideas for TikTokers and YouTubers to get attention without throwing a party in a pandemic.
The FBI Raided Jake Paul’s Mansion In Calabasas As Part Of Their Investigation Into His Night At The Arizona Mall
An FBI spokesperson in Phoenix told BuzzFeed News they're "investigating allegations of criminal acts surrounding the incident at Scottsdale Fashion Square."
A Woman Sent Her Dog To Daycare To Help Him Socialize During Quarantine, And She Got So Much More Than She Expected
This is not spon for the doggy daycare. It is news because you also need to know about this!
A YouTuber Is Calling Out Other YouTubers And Influencers Caught Partying Who "Act Above" The Pandemic
"We all love what we do, but it is very clear that a handful of us need a reality check to understand we are not an elevated species, just people with really cool jobs."
Also in week's newsletter: When influencers introduce their content by saying “everyone’s been asking,” who is "everyone"?
A Florida School District's Video Promotion For Its Reopening Is Being Called "Apocalyptic" And "Sad"
One parent told BuzzFeed News she doesn't know what the "right" move is, but she and others are sure this is not it.
Still, people online are both appalled and ridiculing attendees who "risked corona.......for the........Chainsmokers."
A Teen Has Become Famous On TikTok Simply For Saying “Whoa” And “Nice” To Other People’s Viral Videos
Also in this week's newsletter: An oil painter has been painting portraits of himself painting portraits of himself painting portraits of himself painting portraits of himself painting portraits of himself...and, for some reason, this chaos is bringing me inner peace.
And to preemptively answer commenters, it's "news" because here we both are: me writing about it, and you snarking about it.
Are These Viral TikToks Of Extremely Fashionable People In China The Answer To Pandemic Fashion Week?
This week's newsletter: Everything I know about those compilation videos sourced from Douyin, China's TikTok, that everyone's going crazy for.
Howie Mandel Says He Is "Fine" After Teens On TikTok Posted Genuine Concern That He Was Being Held Captive
"If I was held captive — and I’ve never been held captive before — I would imagine they would not allow me on TikTok."
A College Student's TikTok Story About Greek Life Has Gone Viral, But She Says It's "Just The Tip Of The Iceberg"
"I speak from a huge place of privilege ... and if I was targeted and victimized in this way, that is just the tip of the iceberg for other queer women, or for women of color."
Citing "security risks," the company had said TikTok must be deleted for Amazon employees to access their work email accounts.
This week's newsletter: While some have accused Kylie of "refus[ing]" to tag designer Jedidiah Duyile, she may have never even thought to do it.
Police have positively identified the remains as belonging to a man and a woman, whose deaths were ruled as homicides.
A Black YouTube Commentator Is Not Surprised People Are More Concerned With Shane Dawson’s Tati Drama Than His Racist Past
This week's newsletter: While Shane Dawson may finally be paying the price for doing blackface, fellow YouTuber Sanders Kennedy pointed out that he's already greatly profited off of doing blackface.
While Dawson had not publicly addressed this latest news, he went live on Instagram on Tuesday to address fellow YouTuber Tati Westbrook's recent video accusing him of manipulating her.
"What a COVID-19 horror story," Sissy Sheridan told BuzzFeed News.