Why Does Social Media Suck HARDER?

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Keyboard warriors assemble! Peter rejoinders for a look at the YouTube Wars, monetizing emotional labor, influencers, and how to defeat the engagement machine (also ContraPoints). Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe, unless you’re transphobic, in which case I’M COMING.

You can follow Peter at @Loki1001 and listen to his show Dead Times.

This episode is about:


Sending me


Modern Video Games


Fire-Retardant Shorts


Marketing Perils


“The Girl from Buffy”?


Runtime: [02:10:05]

Music Selection
Doo Wop (That Thing,” by Lauryn Hill

Further Reading
YouTuber James Charles has lost nearly 3 million subscribers since his feud with Tati Westbrook” | CNN
Facebook reveals news feed experiment to control emotions” | The Guardian
Fortnite is free, but kids are getting bullied into spending money” | Polygon
Fyre Festival: Inside the world’s biggest festival flop” | BBC
EA Voted Worst Company in America, Again| Forbes
The death of the single-player video games” | BG Falcon Media
Can You Copyright a Dance Move? The ‘Fortnite’ Lawsuits, Explained| Billboard
Rewrites, Infighting and No “Urgency”: Behind Sony’s Lackluster ‘Men in Black’ Relaunch” | The Hollywood Reporter
Donald Trump’s disclosures of classified information | Wikipedia
Toward a Unified Theory of Mark Zuckerberg’s Haircut” | Mel BETA

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