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Creators

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 rolls out Creator Next and expands money-making opportunities for creators

CVS Pharmacy’s Spoken Rx prescription labels are now available at all locations

Twitch will use machine learning to detect people evading bans

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Why Red Notice was able to beat Bird Box as Netflix’s biggest movie debut ever

King of streaming

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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.

How an Excel TikToker manifested her way to making six figures a day

Taking an unconventional route to a conventional business

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

Their work isn’t done yet

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A dating app — not Facebook or Clubhouse — cracked getting audio to go viral

Why Hinge’s voice prompts took off

Ludwig, the streamer who broke the all-time Twitch subs record this year, is moving to YouTube Gaming

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A guide to platform fees

It’s time to study the health impacts of TikTok, researchers say

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The Cyber Monday streaming deals for Hulu, YouTube TV, and more

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Rescuing discarded fabric for designer bow ties

Giving wasted material a new life

The British Fashion Council launches new award category for Roblox designs

Almost buying a copy of the Constitution is easy, but giving the money back is hard

In the hot seat

Man, it’s a hot one

Macy’s is auctioning off Thanksgiving Day Parade NFTs, including this creepy elf

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

Is the music industry’s future on the blockchain?

ConstitutionDAO will shut down after losing bid for Constitution

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

Reddit winds down Dubsmash, but its video creation tools live on

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

Inside the burgeoning world of custom keyboard making

What not to do when your podcast app gets acquired

Roku promises to fix issues with HBO, Netflix, and more caused by 10.5 update

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The Creators Issue

The people who make our favorite things and the platforms that enable (and exploit) them

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TikTok is now available on Samsung and LG TVs, Android TV devices

Hulu with Live TV is raising its price to $70 but will include the Disney Bundle

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Grassroots online efforts are forming a new queer network of care

A decades-old caretaking tradition puts down digital roots

A hedge fund billionaire outbid crypto investors for a rare copy of the US Constitution

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Maangchi, the internet’s Korean mom

YouTube’s most beloved home cook on online gaming, immigrant timewarp, and her new book

Facebook is paying musicians and creators up to $50,000 to use its live audio features

ConstitutionDAO loses $43 million auction of rare US Constitution copy

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The farmers market is moving online

Spotify’s latest purchase is about becoming the place you listen to everything

Streamlabs will drop ‘OBS’ name after getting called out by open-source app

Crypto collective raises $27 million to bid for rare copy of US Constitution