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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.

Amazon buys Wondery, setting itself up to compete against Spotify for podcast domination

Peloton tests its own exclusive music with three Elvis remixes

TikTok’s one-night Ratatouille musical will star some of Broadway’s biggest names

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Trump administration appeals yet another TikTok ruling

He just can’t quit them

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

The Instagram restoration community rallies around a tragedy

Roast your own Spotify listens with this snarky AI

Substack says readers and writers are really in charge of moderation

Mischief managed

How MSCHF managed to dominate the internet — with fun!

New ‘felony streaming’ measure is aimed at piracy services, not Twitch streamers

Instagram creators were promised a $500 sponsorship but ended up with $40 face scrubbers

In the hot seat

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

Vimeo is becoming a standalone company after booming during the pandemic

Adobe releases Apple Silicon version of Premiere Pro in beta

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

Ninja’s Fall Guys skin is now available

Cooking videos were one small savior of 2020

YouTube had the mostly unremarkable year it was looking for

It wasn’t a great year for YouTube, but it was a little quieter

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

Inside the burgeoning world of custom keyboard making

How the pandemic inspired creative uses of technology in 2020

People got imaginative with TikTok, FaceTime, Zoom, Google Forms, and a meme of Anthony Fauci

Caliphate’s bad source shows the dangers of the podcasting gold rush

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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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TikTok’s Charli D’Amelio is bringing her entire family to Hulu with a new reality series

Sarah Cooper reflects on her whirlwind 2020 of Trump impressions

We asked an influencer, yoga teacher, and vanlifers whether their pandemic pivots worked

Checking in on everyone who went remote this year

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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

Netflix adds an audio-only mode to its Android app

Twitch bans ‘simp’

Good luck to moderators

Substack launches an RSS reader to organize all your newsletter subscriptions

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The mask barons of Etsy

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

The year Instagram became Facebook

Instagram had a year of transformation, for better and worse

2020 was the year of the Twitch streamer

We’re all now broadcasting from our bedrooms

In 2020, the Trump administration declared war on dancing teens

TikTok on the clock but the party don’t stop

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The latest OBS update includes support for stripping out audio from VODs on Twitch

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are next in line for their own Spotify-exclusive podcasts

TikTok to hide graphic videos behind warning screens

The Office is leaving Netflix, but its first two seasons will be free on Peacock

TikTok TV app now available on Samsung smart TVs in the UK