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China's livestreaming industry is huge, lucrative and kind of dystopian

Dec 11, 2018
As more people join Chinese platform YY, a new documentary sheds light on the business.

The creator economy is turning to the sharing economy for camera gear

Dec 4, 2018
Online video creators hope better production quality means more views.
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Some of YouTube's biggest stars say their work is hurting their health

Nov 28, 2018
Is the platform's unpredictable algorithm contributing to burnout?

Meet the woman who's making millions from slime videos on YouTube

Sep 10, 2018
Karina Garcia has attracted over 8.4 million YouTube subscribers by making DIY slime.
Karina Garcia has over 7 million subscribers on YouTube.
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Can the creator economy survive if creators are all broke?

Aug 14, 2018
As platforms like YouTube and Instagram rake in money, the people who try to make a living uploading videos and pictures often struggle.
Audience engagement doesn't require tricks, just a few simple speaking strategies.

For public good, not for profit.

How to be a social media star for a living

Jul 18, 2018
"As influencers, we are walking ad space," Troy Solomon says.
YouTube displayed a giant play button with the names of creators chosen to work with the company at VidCon.
(Marketplace/ Eve Troeh)

How Univision's talent scout finds the next social media star

Jul 17, 2018
The network focused on Latino and Hispanic audiences launched its Creator Network nearly three years ago.
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