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A Lucknow teenager is a force of nature on Instagram. Meethika Dwivedi packs UP pride, gaalis

Meethika's street-smart delivery style is replete with raw, unadulterated wisecracks. She is the voice of ‘boomers’, millennials and Gen-Z rolled into one.

How Instagram reels is a mirror to modern casteism in India

Instagram Reels feels like you've entered an expensive restaurant where you can be mocked for your clothes, accent, and pronunciation.
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How Instagram went from hipster favourite app to must-have by Pepsi, Playboy and Snoop Dogg

In ‘No filter’, Sarah Frier chronicles Instagram’s rise as a photo-sharing app that competed with Facebook and Snapchat & how it shaped influencer culture.
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India’s TikTok craze is creating celebrities but also ruining lives

More than 200 million users devour & share videos mimicking Bollywood dancing, movie dialogue and comedy, making India TikTok’s biggest global market.
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No more likes on Instagram, but it’s not the end of the world for #influencers or brands

In this parallel socio-economic set-up, likes served an alternate currency of social validation — allowing businesses to gauge demand, & influencers to outline scope of popularity.

Brands are bypassing influencers and targeting Gen Z with memes

Companies from Uber to Netflix are laughing at themselves in sponsored memes, or funny vignettes, on Instagram to spread their message.
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Swara Bhasker says her politics has made her a ‘nuisance’ in Bollywood but she won’t stop now

Swara Bhasker makes jokes at the expense of PM Modi, and terms Pragya Singh Thakur a ‘Hindu terror suspect’.
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Actors and cricketers are old news, these are the new stars of Indian millennials

In 2018, 92 per cent of marketers will launch their products through a social media influencer rather than rely on inaccessible Bollywood stars or cricketers.
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Peng Shuai saga shows Communist Party doesn’t want US-style #MeToo movement in China

Peng, a former Wimbledon champion, has disappeared since she penned a social media post accusing former Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual misconduct.
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Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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