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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.

TikTok took over VidCon, and YouTube is next

YouTube’s alternative monetization strategy is a good step, but it ignores bigger problems

YouTube drafting ‘creator-on-creator harassment’ rules after Steven Crowder incident

YouTube is launching educational playlists that won’t include algorithmic recommendations

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YouTube is adding more ways for creators to make money

YouTubers’ first organizing attempt, the Internet Creators Guild, is shutting down

Snapchat is launching Creator Shows featuring stars and influencers

YouTube is making it much easier for creators to deal with copyright claims

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Etsy sellers aren’t happy with the platform pushing them to offer free shipping

Facebook is trying to entice creators with more monetization options

Coding remix site Glitch hits 2.5 million apps

Canon’s G7 X III supports YouTube live streaming and portrait video

Dr Disrespect and other creators keep hiding their apologies

Kim Kardashian West wins $2.8 million from company that kept tagging her in Instagram posts

Elon Musk wanted The Onion; he got Thud

Musk spent $2 million building a satire startup — then he left, and it all fell apart.

Dr Disrespect’s short ban divides Twitch community

Was it too soon?

YouTuber Etika’s death spurs conversation about how viewers react to creators’ mental health struggles

Line introduces opt-in social credit scores for its 80 million Japanese users

Something Awful’s founder thinks YouTube sucks at moderation

Twitch launches subscriber-only streams, but only for creators who don’t violate its rules

Dribbble’s CEO accused of suspending an artist’s account for criticizing the site’s changes

Dr Disrespect is back on Twitch after two-week ban

Popular YouTuber Desmond ‘Etika’ Amofah found dead

YouTube looks to demonetization as punishment for major creators, but it doesn’t work

Steven Crowder’s case is a perfect example

Gigi Hadid wants to rewrite copyright law around her Instagram account

One of the creepiest series in YouTube history is now a decade old and can’t seem to die

YouTube can’t remove kid videos without tearing a hole in the entire creator ecosystem

What’s in your bag, Big Gigantic?

Reeds and drumsticks

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How D’ana Nunez went from fashion show production to art directing Instagram’s Coachella house

‘Creating for yourself should always be first, before anything else.’

Dr Disrespect’s suspension is a big moderation moment for Twitch

YouTube executives reportedly mulling over removing all children’s content from main site

They welcomed a robot into their family, now they’re mourning its death

The story of Jibo

YouTuber Simone Giertz transformed a Tesla Model 3 into a pickup truck

TikTok users are turning a top creator’s apology video into new TikTok creations

Adobe’s next iPad drawing app is called Adobe Fresco

Tuca & Bertie’s art director on the show’s indie comic influences

YouTube CEO apologizes to LGBTQ community after outcry