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Marginalized voices have always been at the forefront of the internet, yet our stories often go overlooked. Bridget Todd chronicles our experiences online, and the ways marginalized voices have shaped the internet from the very beginning. We need monuments to all of the identities that make being online what it is. So let’s build them.

There Are No Girls on the Internet Outspoken

    • Technology

Marginalized voices have always been at the forefront of the internet, yet our stories often go overlooked. Bridget Todd chronicles our experiences online, and the ways marginalized voices have shaped the internet from the very beginning. We need monuments to all of the identities that make being online what it is. So let’s build them.

    TANGOTI Update

    TANGOTI Update

    An update about Bridget and the show. TLDR: We're going on hiatus for a bit while Bridget focuses on some family matters, but we'll be back with new episodes soon! 
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    Shein is hurting all of us and influencers are helping them do it — BEST OF TANGOTI

    Shein is hurting all of us and influencers are helping them do it — BEST OF TANGOTI

    Amazon responds to Shein and Temu threat with new low-price storefront: https://www.techspot.com/news/103565-amazon-responds-shein-temu-threat-new-low-price.html
    Fast fashion retailer Shein’s brand trip didn’t quite go as they planned. They sent a group of influencers to China to tour their facility after a bunch of bad press, but now those influencers are facing backlash themselves, and renouncing their partnership with Shein. The whole thing raises questions about the ethics and harm of fast fashion, as well as the influencers who shill for it.
    Aja Barber wrote the book on consumption. She explains why it’s about more than just Shein.
    Aja is the most stylish person I know! Follow her on Patreon for sustainable style insights: https://www.patreon.com/AjaBarber
    Check out Aja’s book Consumed: https://www.ajabarber.com/book
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    • 54 min
    Is everyone a “personal brand” now?

    Is everyone a “personal brand” now?

    Want to write a book, be a musician, or be a podcaster? You’d better also be a social media branding expert, too.
    Bridget joins writers and creatives Yvest Jeffcoat and Katie Mitchell from the podcast On Theme to dive into why social media has turned everyone into personal branding experts and why it can sometimes be so exhausting. 
    Everyone’s a sellout now: https://www.vox.com/culture/2024/2/1/24056883/tiktok-self-promotion-artist-career-how-to-build-following
    LISTEN TO YVES AND KATIE'S PODCAST ON THEME: https://www.ontheme.show/
     
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    • 41 min
    “Hawk Tuah” girl and “plane cheat husband” hold a mirror to our broken culture

    “Hawk Tuah” girl and “plane cheat husband” hold a mirror to our broken culture

    What’s the Deal With ‘Hawk Tuah’ Girl? https://www.thecut.com/article/hawk-tuah-girl-viral-tiktok-video-explained.html 
    Exposing Cheaters Isn’t Always a Flex https://www.thecut.com/article/man-cheating-on-flight-tiktok.html
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    • 43 min
    If a Congressman is racist and nobody reports on it, does it make a sound?

    If a Congressman is racist and nobody reports on it, does it make a sound?

    After Georgia Congressman Mike Collins tweeted in support of frat guys harassing a Black woman with racist tropes… nothing really happened. Popular Information's Judd Legum explores why we need better stories about our democracy, the intersection of media complacency with corporate money, and what's at stake.
    UPDATE: Congressman Collins feels the heat: https://popular.info/p/update-congressman-collins-feels
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    • 48 min
    AI generated Joe Rogan conspiracy theories are all over TikTok

    AI generated Joe Rogan conspiracy theories are all over TikTok

    Friend of the show Abbie Richards explains why low effort AI generated conspiracy theory content is all over TikTok right now and who is profiting from it. 
    With TikTok creator program, AI-sped misinformation pays: https://www.axios.com/2024/03/26/tik-tok-creator-program-ai-misinformation
    Follow Abbie Richards on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@tofology
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    • 42 min

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