Good Morning USA Look, this sound has been repeating in my head all week. The political content uses are endless. Someone even yassified Trump to it. Use this to respond to current events. Whether it really is a good morning in the USA is up to you.
Sometimes you just need to declare what you are grateful for. People will probably relate. I mean who doesn’t love this feature?
The fight marches on as inflation rises higher and wages continue to stagnate. New Player Alert! Nacho Libre is here to defend our rights as workers in capitalist America, just when we needed him the most!
I love Ed Markey’s social team. This video is a great example of a solid TikTok strategy. Bonus: this video.
Noot noot! Pingu is here, with the potential for content about policing or the struggles of aging.
Please use this filter when you are offered the bare minimum. Like a saying you’re ‘not fat’ is meant to make you Sailor-Moon-magical-girl-transform out of here? Please.
Issues that are at the forefront of online discourse— WFH
I’m ready to fight Malcolm Gladwell.
I’ve been ready since Talking To Strangers. I mean what truly could be expected from someone who boiled down events that are the result of historic oppression to miscommunication? This time we’re swinging from ahistorical individualism into LinkedIn post level ‘analysis’ of remote work.
I’m going to save us time by eliminating good faith. Here’s the deal: there are more and more articles out there attacking remote work. Many companies have vested interests in keeping employees in offices and (typically) very privileged people have no problem doing some pro-bono work as a mouthpiece for these interests.
Let’s be clear. When Gladwell calls out “sitting in your pajamas in your bedroom” that’s just ableism. Suggesting comfort and rest are incompatible with labor is telling, to say the least.
Allow me to be optimistic, I believe we are heading into a world that doesn’t shame comfort, that isn’t obsessed with using the pummel of laziness to drive profits. I believe this because people have been fighting for that world. Remote work is a result of that fight just as much as it is a result of the public health crises we find ourselves in. It’s just a shame there are so many bad takes in the meantime.
The Armie Hammer documentary trailer is out (CW: abuse, violence) detailing years of abuse by the actor and his family’s history of alleged abuse.
Reductress has been acquired by Phenomenal Media, the media company owned by Meena Harris.
Bama Rush is back and so are the TikTok videos. Now, personally, these don’t get sent to my FYP (this could be the result of my belief, growing up outside the US, that sororities were made up for American TV) but believe me the drama, outfits, and dance routines are back in full swing. Roll tide?
Andy Cohen must pay for his crimes, because why should Lizzo or Gabourey have to see each other mistaken and then compared? After Kathy Hilton called Lizzo ‘Precious’ the internet got ugly. I’m just tired.
Consistency is key.
When it comes to managing a TikTok account, the advice is invariably to post frequently. It is a tried and true method of getting the notorious TikTok algorithm to get a little more comfortable throwing your videos onto people’s for you pages.
Here’s the thing — you might want to compete with influencers posting five times a day, but burnout is a lot scarier than the algorithm not boosting your content, and a lot harder to fix.
Our takeaway this week is all about consistency. Do what you can maintain. Maybe you won’t post five times a day but you’ll be sure to see your results over time and you’ll avoid the pitfalls of social media burnout.