Gawker's Max Read talks to Alejandra Gaitan, known to a legion of YouTube hater-fans as TheReplyGirl. "It's a decent amount of money. Am I a millionaire? No. Not at all. If I had all the money in the world I probably wouldn't be freezing here in winter in Canada. I would most likely be somewhere in a tropical island."
Laina Morris shot to fame in 2012 as the "overly attached girlfriend" meme. She shares what happens before, during, and after becoming a mega-meme. Because she was always in on the joke (the look is from a comedy video about Justin Bieber), she never had to go through the "good sport" phase of some other… READ THE REST
Kraig Adams makes beautiful and soothing documentaries about his hiking alone on scenic trails, like this 70-mile hike on the Sawtooth Loop Trail in Idaho. With just a touch of quiet music underneath the nature sounds, and the occasional drone shot, these are a very relaxing way to spend an afternoon working. They're great for… READ THE REST
One of the more unexpected racial reckonings in the wake of George Floyd's killing is the collapse of Bon Appétit magazine's YouTube channel. As Jack Saint says in his terrific analysis, "This was a burgeoning giant of online video, and it just completely shit the bed because it couldn't stop being racist." As a palate-cleanser,… READ THE REST
With so many different video editing software packages available with so many varying price points, it's always difficult to know which one will offer you the best value for your particular editing needs. That's where reviews come in very handy. So when a respected outlet like CNET says of VSDC Video Editor Pro that "this… READ THE REST
Standardized testing is the worst. The stress during the buildup. The worry about whether you're learning and studying the exact items that will show up on the test. And perhaps the worst part, the knowing that this single performance, with no context for who you are, where you came from, how much you've grown or… READ THE REST
With all the streaming services you're subscribed to now, do you really need cable anymore? Sure, local channels provide content that streamers can't match, but what else are you watching on cable channels that justifies that massive monthly cable bill? We're all trying to save cash, so cut the cord permanently but smartly, but dumping… READ THE REST