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Watch this CSGO player no-scope using a lemon slice as crosshairs

Finally, a biodegradable reticule.

Gaming

Mickey Mouse rapping is the greatest thing on TikTok right now

People are creating bizarre videos of Mickey Mouse rapping songs from the likes of Lil Tjay and Bizzy Banks using 3D social app IMVU.

Culture
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Facebook will pay creators $1 billion to stay off TikTok

Influencers can get a piece of the cheddar by creating and posting original content to Facebook or Instagram.

Tech
Photo illustration of a gnat looking at TikTok on its phone

TikTok exploits our gnat-like attention spans. Are 3-minute videos a mistake?

Experts say the expanded video length will probably enhance TikTok’s bottom line, but it’s only going to make the app less fun.

Social media
YouTube personality Austin McBroom (L) and TikTok personality Bryce Hall fight during the "Social Gl...

TikTok and YouTube influencers boxed for cash, but haven't been paid

"Let them fight," never rang so true.

Culture
TikTok influencer holding a pot plant

TikTok is testing a paid influencer shoutout feature

Like Cameo without the celebrities.

Tech

Inside TikTok’s booming dissociative identity disorder community

Influencers who say they have DID, once known as multiple personality disorder, are a vocal — and controversial — presence on the app.

Mental health
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3-minute TikToks? No, God... please, no.

Our attention spans can barely handle a minute as is. But TikTok thinks longer videos will give creators more flexibility.

Tech

‘OK Millennial’: Has Gen Z really killed skinny jeans?

After a viral debate between the younger generation and millennials, skinny jeans are becoming harder to find — and harder to wear.

Personal Fit
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TikTok was altering people's faces without asking

The issue has been fixed, but it nonetheless concerned some who believe thinning out people’s faces could reinforce unrealistic beauty standards.

WTF
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TikTok makes a bold and daring leap into... web pages

With Jump, creators on TikTok can send their viewers to HTML 5 web pages outside the app, like a recipe list or restaurant reservation page.

Tech

TikTok is bringing back the Adult Swim bump and we can't get enough

The latest Tik Tok trend involves free promotion for Warner Media and a BADBADNOTGOOD sample.

Culture

Instagram

Instagram's new sensitivity setting doesn't actually affect your feed

But turning it on by default — and not even alerting users to the change or properly explaining it — is bad form from Instagram.

Tech

Text translations are coming to Instagram Stories

Instagram just got even more global.

Tech

Facebook will pay creators $1 billion to stay off TikTok

Influencers can get a piece of the cheddar by creating and posting original content to Facebook or Instagram.

Tech

Everyone you love is doing it: How the 'photo dump' took over Instagram

The pandemic made people appreciate the small things in life, and even that had to be shared. Now those moments live on Instagram as a new kind of slideshow.

Please Like This

TikTok is testing a paid influencer shoutout feature

Like Cameo without the celebrities.

Tech

Ugh, why: Instagram will try making its app look like TikTok

The social network plans to show some users full-screen, recommended videos in their feeds.

Please don't

Instagram might let creators put their Stories behind a paywall

The tool could help popular users make a living off their creativity.

Tech

I tried the speaker all the UwU girls have and fell in love

Divoom's Ditoo Pixel Art Speaker is as powerful as it is cute.

uwu

How fit pics took over the fashion world

They’re inspiring a generation of stylish men. But what are the origins of the fit pic — and why is everybody so obsessed with them?

Jawns

Roger Waters says he denied Zuckerberg's request to use a Pink Floyd track in an ad

The band's co-founder claims Facebook hoped to use "Another Brick in the Wall" for a commercial.

Culture

Here's the deal with that viral sunset lamp on Instagram

We’re not saying this Instagram projector lamp will catch fire, but we’re not, not saying that either.

Reviews

Poparazzi is an Instagram alternative made for creeping on your friends

By sharing only your most candid moments with friends, Poparazzi is supposed to engender a “healthier” social media.

Tech

Facebook

It’s the 50th anniversary of the most horrific kids’ toys ever

Aurora Monster Scenes model kits caused a national scandal in 1971. Today, the internet keeps their gruesome spirit alive.

Mwahahaha!

Facebook's gearing up to release its somewhat smart Ray-Ban glasses soon

Still unclear just how smart they'll be. But they're coming, that's for sure.

Tech

Activist group lays body bags outside a Facebook office to protest misinfo

The Real Facebook Oversight Board also released a 'Quarterly Harms' report about the social network's ongoing misinformation problems.

Culture

Facebook news readers are more anti-vaccine than Fox followers, study shows

Color us not the least bit surprised.

Tech

Oculus recalls millions of foam face shields that caused rashes for some

Parent company Facebook is offering a free silicon cover for the face shields beginning next month and halting sales until they're ready.

Tech

Facebook believes you may be willing to pay it for your spiritual needs

The social network has been doing immense outreach and testing of new, religion-focused paid services, a new report reveals.

Pay to pray

Facebook's security spend for its CEO shows Zuckerberg knows how hated he is

The outsized spend shows just how much animosity there is towards Zuckerberg.

Tech

Text translations are coming to Instagram Stories

Instagram just got even more global.

Tech

Facebook will pay creators $1 billion to stay off TikTok

Influencers can get a piece of the cheddar by creating and posting original content to Facebook or Instagram.

Tech

Facebook employees' access to user data was always going to lead to abuse

A new book alleges Facebook fired over 50 employees in one year for abusing their access to sensitive data, including stalking exes.

Culture

Amazon poached a bunch of experts from Facebook's satellite internet team

Facebook's satellite internet dreams are coming to an end. Amazon's are going full throttle.

Culture

Everyone you love is doing it: How the 'photo dump' took over Instagram

The pandemic made people appreciate the small things in life, and even that had to be shared. Now those moments live on Instagram as a new kind of slideshow.

Please Like This

Twitter

Jack Dorsey wants to somehow integrate Bitcoin into Twitter

Twitter's founder has been a long proponent of the cryptocurrency, but has yet to introduce it into his godforsaken app.

Culture

Swatter behind Tennesse Twitter user's death gets five-year prison sentence

Mark Herring, who owned the handle @Tennessee on Twitter, died after a SWAT team showed up at his house. The culprit was sentenced today.

Culture

Twitter's new downvote system sounds like a truly terrible idea

Some users on iOS will see the option to up or downvote replies to a tweet. Posters will only see the upvotes, thankfully.

Dislike

Twitter flushes Fleets

The feature for sharing disappearing tweets will, itself, disappear on August 3.

Tech

Twitter now lets you silence your reply guys after a tweet is live

Silence the haters without losing your engagement.

Tech

TikTok exploits our gnat-like attention spans. Are 3-minute videos a mistake?

Experts say the expanded video length will probably enhance TikTok’s bottom line, but it’s only going to make the app less fun.

Social media

Trump is suing social media CEOs for revoking his 'god given' right to post

Because he is physically incapable of being quiet for more than a few weeks at a time.

Culture

Team MAGA’s latest tragic Twitter clone is a hotbed for communist Sonic porn

Furry smut, old men in diapers, and Dinesh D'Souza. What more could you want from a social media site?

Culture

Twitter had us freaking out about losing Latest Tweets. It was only a bug.

Some users on Tuesday reported they could no longer see the Latest Tweets option. Twitter says it’s a bug that’s being fixed.

D’oh

The Eve 6 guy ranks his very best tweets

Nineties musician Max Collins is renowned for his provocative Twitter posts. He tells Input the stories behind 7 classics.

Rock

‘OK Millennial’: Has Gen Z really killed skinny jeans?

After a viral debate between the younger generation and millennials, skinny jeans are becoming harder to find — and harder to wear.

Personal Fit

People can't stop memeing 'Elden Ring's' Pot Goblin

An unassuming star emerged from 'Elden Ring's' E3 trailer.

E3

YouTube

It’s the 50th anniversary of the most horrific kids’ toys ever

Aurora Monster Scenes model kits caused a national scandal in 1971. Today, the internet keeps their gruesome spirit alive.

Mwahahaha!

This fan's Joy-Con drift fix is so simple it hurts

All it takes is a piece of cardboard. Nintendo, are you seeing this?

R U Kidding?

TikTok exploits our gnat-like attention spans. Are 3-minute videos a mistake?

Experts say the expanded video length will probably enhance TikTok’s bottom line, but it’s only going to make the app less fun.

Social media

TikTok and YouTube influencers boxed for cash, but haven't been paid

"Let them fight," never rang so true.

Culture

YouTube’s algorithm routinely suggests videos that violate its own guidelines

A Mozilla study used crowdsourced data to find instances of "regrettable" videos being promoted to users.

Tech

Inside TikTok’s booming dissociative identity disorder community

Influencers who say they have DID, once known as multiple personality disorder, are a vocal — and controversial — presence on the app.

Mental health

YouTube is opening a massive 6,000-seat venue for live performances

YouTube Theater will host traditional concerts alongside performances from the website's creators.

IRL

YouTube allows far-right lies and bigotry but not the videos calling it out

The platform deleted Right Wing Watch's entire YouTube account for posting videos critiquing right-wing politicians and activists.

Culture

YouTube is curtailing ads that promote drugs, alcohol, and gambling

The prominent masthead slot will be off-limits to ads promoting certain social vices.

Tech

Elon Musk's obscene economic influence has swallowed ‘Baby Shark’

Doo-doo doo-doo doo-doo don't.

Make It Stop

A YouTuber resurrected T9 typing with this DIY mini keyboard

Finally, you can relive the glory days of predictive text.

Tech

Hey, Logan and Jake Paul: Quit boxing!

YouTubers, and now TikTokers, are getting into the ring, but this trend needs to die, now.

Sports