Made In Chelsea’s Andy Jordan: Being an influencer made me ‘a puppet’

By Catrin Nye and Imran Rahman-Jones Andy Jordan didn't even have an Instagram account before he started on Made in Chelsea in 2012. "Overnight, there were hundreds of thousands of people watching what I was doing," he says about appearing on the show. He's now got 290,000 followers. "You're like, 'Everyone wants to follow me … Continue reading Made In Chelsea’s Andy Jordan: Being an influencer made me ‘a puppet’

Loz on the Zeze Challenge: ‘My haters made me famous’

"My name's Loz, I'm a boss" is the opening line to one of Youtube's top trending videos this week. I Shaku On The Beat As Well blew up when Wolverhampton-based influencer Loz Smith posted her addition to the Zeze Challenge. In the viral challenge, social media users freestyle over Kodak Black's song Zeze. But since … Continue reading Loz on the Zeze Challenge: ‘My haters made me famous’

BDE: What is big dick energy and who really has it?

Welcome to the internet in 2018 - which has already given us people eating laundry detergent, a man asking if a butterfly was a pigeon and an audio version of #TheDress (it said "yanny", by the way). It's now given rise to the newest and weirdest and most important question so far: Who has "big dick energy"? By the way, physical endowment has … Continue reading BDE: What is big dick energy and who really has it?

World Cup 2018: How will social media affect the England squad?

By Imran Rahman-Jones and Ben Mundy "You're detached from the outside world. You're out of your comfort zone. You've got to occupy yourself." That's how Rio Ferdinand describes the England camp at a World Cup. It presents a challenge to the squad - how do they stay focused and motivated for a month without any … Continue reading World Cup 2018: How will social media affect the England squad?

Social media and censorship in China: how is it different to the West?

China has disrupted WhatsApp in a censorship drive ahead of the government's Communist Party meeting next month. Other social media platforms, which people in the West use every day, are also banned in mainland China. Instead they're replaced by other ones which the government can monitor. So what social media platforms are Chinese people able to use? … Continue reading Social media and censorship in China: how is it different to the West?