Josh bought a Crypto Punk. Well, he kinda bought a Crypto Punk. And it was at a party. Well, it was kinda at a party. Let him tell you the story and also how one man is shattering the old-school, tech-journalism, pay-for-play paradigm along the way. Meanwhile, OnlyFans really wants to go mainstream, investing in creators isn't that difficult to wrap your head around, and YouTube is figuring out more ways to better answer your questions, which lead to more of your attention.
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YouTube's Small Town's Worth of Creator Managers, Instagram Not On Mobile, _________ née Facebook
24:3610% of YouTube's workforce is dedicated to helping creators navigate YouTube and their careers. That's a LOT! YouTube should be shouting that from the rooftops (or the pages of the Wall Street Journal - which they basically already are). Meanwhile, Kevin Systrom is probably laughing or crying that Instagram is now fully desktoppable. And the heat is turning up for Mark Zuckerberg, so he's getting out a name. Oh. We also made a (rare) mistake. So we corrected that, too.
Facebook is gone, Youtube is a small country and Snapchat is still paying Creators
24:27Facebook can't catch a break - first the whistleblower, then the outage, what's next? Youtube is making so much money and Snap is still giving away money
Facebook Files, Tiktok hits ONE BILLION users, Snap isn't paying as much anymore and #freebritney
28:15The Facebook Files exposé in the WSJ shows they knew they were harming kids, should they make IG for kids? Snapchat isn't paying much anymore and Tiktok has 1 Billion users
Nas Daily on Raising $15 Million For Nas Academy and Creators Starting Companies To Change The World
39:51Nuseir Yassin aka Nas Daily talks to Lauren and Josh about his start up Nas Academy and what it takes to be come a Creator Entrepreneur. Lauren and Josh debate whether or not Youtube stole their Podcast name.
Netflix Loves It Some TikTok Stars • You Spent 24 Hours Watching TikTok Last Month • Twitter Wants To Be Your Community Hub • Dave Portnoy Loves To Eat Pizza
23:31Addison Rae's gender-swapping 'She's All That' redux was panned by critics, not liked by users of Rotten Tomatoes, and was watched by, like, a @#$ ton of people. So, Netflix did what Netflix does and booked her to a multi-picture deal because data rules everything around us. TikTok also overtook everything as the most-watched app per person. That's according to App Annie, which says the average US consumer stared at TikTok for 24 hours in the last 30 days. YouTube clocked in at 22 hours and change. It's all about the opportunity costs. Meanwhile, Twitter still wants to be more like Facebook and Reddit. Dave Portnoy is starting his own pizza brand. And Instagram sheds some light on how influencers get Verified. (It's not from bribing Instagram employers....anymore...allegedly...)
TikTok's going shopping, Vine Founder Has Some Loot, Twitter's subscription are SUPER, Amazon reinvents Audio (Spoiler Alert: It's Radio)
24:01Vine's co-founder spawned virality by confining everyone to a six-second block of video. Now he's doing kinda the same thing in crypto. Meanwhile, TikTok wants you to shop a LOT on TikTok, Twitter wants you to pay creators for exclusive content, Facebook wants you to play Fantasy Sports (but not with $$), and Amazon is reinventing audio (Spoiler Alert: It's radio.).
Creator communities going all in on crypto, but for real this time, UTA has money and crypto for its clients, Tiktok testing ten minute video, say goodbye to IG swiping and get paid on Linktree.
29:36Crypto hasn't gone anywhere, UTA is partnering with the Creator commerce company, Pietra, to create brands with its clients, Tiktok is adding minutes to video which means ads are coming, IG is getting rid of the swipe! What does this mean for the Link-in-bio industry which is hot hot hot and Vidcon is cancelled.
Buying Crypto Punks At A Party • Why Investing In Creators Makes Sense • OnlyFans Wants To Be Safe For Work • New Hustles of Newsletters • YouTube Figures Out Another Way To Get Your Attention
25:38Josh bought a Crypto Punk. Well, he kinda bought a Crypto Punk. And it was at a party. Well, it was kinda at a party. Let him tell you the story and also how one man is shattering the old-school, tech-journalism, pay-for-play paradigm along the way. Meanwhile, OnlyFans really wants to go mainstream, investing in creators isn't that difficult to wrap your head around, and YouTube is figuring out more ways to better answer your questions, which lead to more of your attention.
YouTube, TikTok, and Facebook Are Unbeatable, But Now We Have Social NFTs • Unboxing YouTube Kids' Channels May Have A Rude Awakening • Instagram Gets Safer, But Why Does This Always Take So Long?
26:45Fred Wilson is a prominent Venture Capitalist who Lauren may or may not know. Regardless, he this week wrote a very compelling blog post about the promise of crypto and the when, how, and why of crypto gathering mainstream adoption and how incumbent kings of the internet looks like they'll last forever, but then something like social NFTs come around and now they look like Ozymandias. It's a party. New nerd millionaires of the world are invited, but they want you to come along, too. Meanwhile. after nearly a decade post-Facebook-acquisition, Instagram is kinda cleaning up its platform. YouTube is cleaning up, too, forcing children's programming to be less commercial or face banishment from the de-facto babysitter of today that is YouTube Kids. Also, Under Armour just signed Nick Mercs, who is not a professional athlete, but is a professional gamer. There's some crazy stats to back up why that's a good move, too.
OnlyFans Metrics Are Becoming A Thing, TikToks Are Going To Disappear, YouTube Shorts Will Start Giving Creators Cash
23:47Corinna Kopf is a 25-year-old YouTuber and member of David Dobrik's Vlog Squad. She's also made over $4 million on OnlyFans in less than two months. But what's potentially equally, if not more interesting, is that there's a site called FanMetrics that's aggregating OnlyFans stats. Could be legit-ish. Could be shady. But it's getting about 2 million visits a month. Meanwhile, TikTok wants to be Snapchat and/or Instagram. But why? And YouTube is giving thousands of creators a month between $100 and $10,000, which is a lot of money in aggregate, but doesn't really sound like a lot the way they said it.