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YouTube, Instagram, SoundCloud, and other online platforms are changing the way people create and consume media. The Verge's Creators section covers the people using these platforms, what they're making, and how those platforms are changing (for better and worse) in response to the vloggers, influencers, podcasters, photographers, musicians, educators, designers, and more who are using them. The Verge’s Creators section also looks at the way creators are able to turn their projects into careers — from Patreons and merch sales, to ads and Kickstarters — and the ways they’re forced to adapt to changing circumstances as platforms crack down on bad actors and respond to pressure from users and advertisers. New platforms are constantly emerging, and existing ones are ever-changing — what creators have to do to succeed is always going to look different from one year to the next.

Facebook and Instagram will remove posts offering abortion pills

Podcasters are organizing to support abortion rights after Roe is overturned

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How Creators Get Paid Online

From building branded Fortnite worlds to devising new crowdfunding techniques

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Jeeyon Shim carved a new path in crowdfunding for her keepsake games

A more independent approach

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Making It Work 2021

How creators and businesses are trying to thrive

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Text Adventures: how Twine remade gaming

It started as a blogging platform. Then it became the counterculture to the mainstream behemoth of gaming.

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Comradery is developing a cooperative way to get paid online

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How scientists scrambled to stop Donald Trump’s EPA from wiping out climate data

Their work isn’t done yet

There’s a new Twitch viewer record, and it happened during a boxing stream

The archnemeses of war rugs

War rugs are a traditional Afghan art — how’d a guy in Brooklyn end up with their copyright?

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A guide to platform fees

How to run PugetBench for After Effects

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Fortnite creators are making studios to build ambitious — and branded — worlds

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Rescuing discarded fabric for designer bow ties

Giving wasted material a new life

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Meet the Viking merchants of the internet

Traditional techniques meet the modern web

Spotify secretly launched a show with this controversial duo — it’s already a hit

In the hot seat

Man, it’s a hot one

Searching for the dankest iPod knockoffs of the mid-2000s

DankPods has turned finding old MP3 players into a hit YouTube show

Inside Facebook’s struggle to keep young people

The world’s largest social network is internally grappling with an existential crisis: an aging user base

Twitter’s closed caption toggle is now available on iOS and Android

Khaby Lame is now the most-followed TikToker in the world

This backpack has it all: Kevlar, batteries, and a federal investigation

The man behind an alleged crowdfunding scam wants you to know he isn’t a scammer

Snapchat will pay emerging Black creators $10,000 a month to make more content


The Twitch streamer behind Tfue’s custom $3,500 mechanical keyboard

Inside the burgeoning world of custom keyboard making

TikTok comes to Vizio TVs