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Creators

YouTube, Instagram, SoundCloud, and other online platforms are changing the way people create and consume media. The Verge's Creators section covers the people using these platforms, what they're making, and how those platforms are changing (for better and worse) in response to the vloggers, influencers, podcasters, photographers, musicians, educators, designers, and more who are using them. The Verge’s Creators section also looks at the way creators are able to turn their projects into careers — from Patreons and merch sales, to ads and Kickstarters — and the ways they’re forced to adapt to changing circumstances as platforms crack down on bad actors and respond to pressure from users and advertisers. New platforms are constantly emerging, and existing ones are ever-changing — what creators have to do to succeed is always going to look different from one year to the next.

YouTube borrows three more features from Twitch

Twitter is shutting down Fleets, its expiring tweets feature

Facebook will pay $1 billion to creators through 2022

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Clubhouse launches its DM feature Backchannel

Never leave the app

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Making it Work

How creators and businesses are trying to thrive in 2020

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Text Adventures: how Twine remade gaming

It started as a blogging platform. Then it became the counterculture to the mainstream behemoth of gaming.

How to find and create live videos on TikTok

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How scientists scrambled to stop Donald Trump’s EPA from wiping out climate data

Their work isn’t done yet

Netflix Kids’ new Top 10 row makes content discovery a little easier

Apple’s educational ‘Today at Apple’ classes are launching on YouTube with a Peanuts-themed session

Mischief managed

How MSCHF managed to dominate the internet — with fun!

Discord buys AI anti-harassment company

Houses are influencers now, and this one burned to the ground

The Instagram restoration community rallies around a tragedy

Quibi’s zombie corpse rises again to claim eight Emmy nominations

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Rescuing discarded fabric for designer bow ties

Giving wasted material a new life

Instagram tests a ‘reshare’ sticker, which actually makes it harder to share posts

How to teach TikTok what you like to watch

On the path to endless scrolling

In the hot seat

Behind Hot Ones’ ambitions to be the future of late-night TV

YouTube’s TikTok competitor YouTube Shorts is rolling out globally

This backpack has it all: Kevlar, batteries, and a federal investigation

The man behind an alleged crowdfunding scam wants you to know he isn’t a scammer

ESPN Plus is getting its second price hike of 2021 

How to use a TikTok video template

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The Twitch streamer behind Tfue’s custom $3,500 mechanical keyboard

Inside the burgeoning world of custom keyboard making

TikTok parent company ByteDance still holding off on launching IPO

TikTok gets a Fire TV app in the UK, France, and Germany

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The Creators Issue

The people who make our favorite things and the platforms that enable (and exploit) them

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Exclusive TED chats are coming to Clubhouse

Universal films will head exclusively to Amazon Prime Video after their run on Peacock

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Maangchi, the internet’s Korean mom

YouTube’s most beloved 比特币官网交易平台home cook on online gaming, immigrant timewarp, and her new book

TikTok will start automating video removals for nudity and more in the US

Some videos will no longer be flagged for human review

How to turn TikTok’s auto captions on (or off)

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Making fanfiction beautiful enough for a bookshelf

The NFL jumps to Twitter Spaces after initial Clubhouse partnership

PodcastOne’s ‘free’ podcast hosting service will cost you

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The mask barons of Etsy

How a couple of mom-and-pop shops made millions selling masks

How to start posting videos on TikTok

Does Amazon even know what it’s buying with the MGM acquisition?

Mozilla’s RegretsReporter data shows YouTube keeps recommending harmful videos