One YouTuber makes $650,000 a year recording himself crushing everything from PlayStation consoles to human teeth. Say hello to the estimated $165 million destructo-economy.
Clips of hydraulic press machines crushing cars and industrial shredders destroying appliances have garnered massive audiences and profits online.news.yahoo.com
Rapper Cordae reveals biggest challenge of being in a relationship with Naomi Osaka
American rapper Cordae recently revealed that he has been trying to keep his relationship with tennis superstar Naomi Osaka private. Cordae, 25, admitted in an interview with YouTube channel Million Dollaz Worth of Game that the toughest part about being part of a celebrity couple is keeping his love life private. When pressed further about being both in a relationship and in the industry, Cordae said it “just depends on the person you [are] with.”news.yahoo.com
MrBeast described his 'grind mode,' saying he can work up to 8 days non-stop on YouTube content: 'Normal people, they don't want that life'
YouTube star Jimmy Donaldson, aka MrBeast, described often working "non-stop" for up to eight days in a row in an episode of the Lex Fridman podcast.news.yahoo.com
Shakira's "Out of Your League" mocks ex, rocks YouTube
It might just be the ultimate diss track: Colombian pop star Shakira has racked up more than 82 million views within two days on her music video for "Out of Your League," becoming the most-watched new Latin song on YouTube within a 24-hour period. The track takes aim at the singer's ex, 35-year-old former footballer Gerard Pique, over his alleged relationship with a younger woman, singing "You traded a Rolex for a Casio."news.yahoo.com
YouTubers said they destroyed over 100 VHS tapes of an obscure 1987 movie to increase the value of the final copy. They sold it on eBay for $80,600.
RedLetterMedia YouTubers said they put tapes of a 1987 sci-fi movie called "Nukie" through a wood chipper to drive up the value of the remaining copy.news.yahoo.com
School lawsuits over social media harm face tough legal road
Like the tobacco, oil, gun, opioid and vaping industries before them, the big U.S. social media companies are now facing lawsuits brought by public entities that seek to hold them accountable for a huge societal problem in the mental health crisis among youth.
A YouTuber filmed herself confronting a man she said took zoomed-in photos of her on a plane while she was asleep: 'I felt very vulnerable and insecure'
A Brazilian YouTuber shared a video filmed on a plane saying a man had been taking photos of her without her consent, the Daily Mail reported.news.yahoo.com
Teen author and podcaster discuss ‘Teensplaining’
Today on Houston Life, we heard from a local teen who’s making an impact on his community while still in high school. Bailey Moore sat down with Derrick and Courtney to share his passion for helping others and details about his new podcast with youth leader and entrepreneur Jordyn Wright!
YouTube to remove videos spreading abortion falsehoods
YouTube will begin removing misleading videos about abortion in response to falsehoods being spread about the procedure that is being banned or restricted across a broad swath of the U.S. The move announced Thursday by the Google-owned video site comes about a month after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the case that had protected the legality of abortion in the country for nearly 50 years.
Revealing the women-only viral craze in Houston!
A first on Houston Life, Lauren Kelly is live revealing a viral craze in Houston that’s for women-only. It has more than 187k Followers on Instagram and 76,200 YouTube subscribers. It started in Houston and is a nationwide success story. Join us Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. on KPRC 2.
‘She was very charming’: Houston-area YouTuber who scammed nearly $136K from 8 investors sentenced to prison, DA says
A Houston-area social media influencer who touted herself as an expert in how to land the perfect man plead guilty to tricking followers and acquaintances into fake real estate deals and was sentenced to five years in prison, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said Thursday.
EXPLAINER: How platforms dealt with 'RINO hunting' video
When a GOP Missouri U.S. Senate candidate released a video Monday in which he cocked a gun after calling for a hunt of fellow Republicans who he believes are “RINOs,” or Republicans in Name Only, Facebook scraped it off its platform within a few hours.