EPISODE 9 - INFLUENCERS
A journalist, videographer, Youtuber, presenter, and social media specialist based in Dublin.
Travel photographer and blogger.
Creator of @scarrednotscared. Writer, podcaster, body confidence coach, and TEDX speaker.
"Lecturer in social media at Monash University; researches, writes, teaches & speaks about social media identities & culture".
INFLUENCER GOSSIP SITES
"GOMIBLOG is a news website and forum community covering the internet famous (and those who want to be)."
Influencer/blogger/vlogger gossip forum.
"Gossip and more".
Irish influencer gossip account on Instagram. Now inactive.
"Shame on you @thetimes - you mislead myself and others into talking to you and posing for an article totally different to what you said."
"That Instagram influencer I occasionally check in on because she's The Worst is now charging $165 for a 4 hour "seminar" on how to be yourself."
Celebrity social media influencers pledge to change way they post Julia Kollewe, The Guardian. 23 Jan 2019.
Social media ‘influencers’ are being reined in under new UAE laws - will other Gulf nations follow lead? Jennifer Bell, Arab News. 17 July 2018.
Boy, 13, encouraged to 'gamble' by YouTuber Catrin Nye, BBC. 11 Feb 2019.
People are getting sick of 'repetitive' influencer posts and 49% want stricter rules on ads Rebecca Stewart, The Drum. 2 Aug 2018.
The Fyre Festival films are a gloriously awful gulp of Schadenfreude Josh Baines, mixmag. 21 Jan 2019.
Blame the Fyre Festival fiasco on the plague of celebrity influencers Davis Richardson, WIRED. 4 May 2017.
Has Fyre Festival burned influencers? Zoe Kleinman, BBC News. 22 Jan 2019.
'The influencers became the influenced' - an industry on Fyre Arvind Hickman, PR Week. 25 Jan 2019.
Shanina Shaik Is the First Fyre Festival Influencer to Speak Out About the Documentaries Andrea Park, W. 7 Feb 2019.
It’s not just the Fyre festival – this is the golden age of the social media con Emma Brockes, The Guardian. 17 Jan 2019.
Fyre Festival: You Don’t Need Millions To Go Viral Geoff Desreumaux, wersm. 6 Feb 2019.
INDUSTRY GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
Meet The Woman Who Helps Fashion Influencers Get Rich Quick Lela London, Forbes. 21 Jan 2019.
10 Dublin Influencers Who Are Proper Sound In Real Life Eadaoin Fitzmaurice, Lovin' Dublin. 30 Nov 2018.
9 female Instagram change-makers to follow for serious inspiration Sagal Mohammed, Glamour. 7 March 2018.
Millennial ‘influencers’ who are the new stars of web advertising Karen Kay, The Guardian. 28 May 2017.
Rising Instagram Stars Are Posting Fake Sponsored Content Taylor Lorenz, The Atlantic. 18 Dec 2018.
The Good The Bad The Ugly Of Social Media Influencers [Infographic] Irfan Ahmad, Social Media Today. 30 April 2018.
Yelp Elite Are Becoming Obsolete Whitney Filloon, Eater. 7 Feb 2019.
Instagrammers Are Getting Scammed by a Mysterious 'Con Queen' Nat Kassel, Vice. 11 Feb 2019.
Bloggers Unveiled? I don't run this Instagram account, says frightened Tullamore beautician Ramona Tracey John Mooney, The Times. 29 July 2018.
Death threats sent to Irish woman wrongly accused of running anonymous social media account Freya Drohan, Irish Central. 29 July 2018.
Bloggers Unveiled account closed down: What happened and why? Taragh Loughrey-Grant, RTE. 2 Aug 2018.
16 reactions to Bloggers Unveiled that prove it should be on Reeling in the Years Claire Woods, The Daily Edge. 1 Aug 2018.
I Was The Target Of Bloggers Unveiled For 24 Hours – Here’s What It’s REALLY Like Megan Cassidy, 5 July 2018.
PREDICTING THE FUTURE
Are we living in ‘Westworld’? The rise of virtual influencers Ted Dhanik, Venture Beat. 14 July 2018.
What we can learn about the cult of insta-influencers from lil miquela Felix Petty, i-D. 26 April 2018.
The wild west of influencer-dom: Will social media stars continue to rise? Oliver Bennett, The Independent. 6 July 2018.
How has the referendum changed the public's interpretation of 'The Influencer?' Fionnuala Jones, The Daily Edge. 21 May 2018.
What does the future hold for Instagram influencers? Amelia Heathman, London Evening Standard. 26 Jan 2019.
I Unfollowed Health Influencers and Wound Up Feeling So Much Healthier Rebecca Muller, Thrive Global. 15 June 2018.
Why Instagram Is the Worst Social Media for Mental Health Amanda Macmillan, TIME. 25 May 2017.
Instagram ranked worst for young people’s mental health Royal Society for Public Health. 19 May 2017.
British YouTube vlogger accuses Dublin hotel of bullying her after it refused her request to stay there for free... Khaleda Rahman, Daily Mail. 18 Jan 2018.
Beauty influencer meltdowns: How scandals and gossip are damaging the careers of Laura Lee, Manny MUA and other makeup gurus Yvette Thomas, Culture Mix. 28 Aug 2018.
Inside the Internet's Craziest Destination for Blogger Hate Chavie Lieber, Racked. 30 July 2014.
Luxury Dublin hotel bans all social media influencers Chelsea Ritscheli, The Independent. 18 Jan 2018.
Why luxury resorts are fed up with 'freeloading' social media 'influencers' Annabel Fenwick Elliott, The Telegraph. 19 June 2018.
I Was Scammed by a Celebrity Influencer Anonymous, Medium. 11 Dec 2018.
'Bikini Hiker' who posed on top of mountains in swimwear freezes to death following fall Ewan Palmer, Newsweek. 21 Jan 2019.
The Instagram influencers who post fake adverts Stuart McGurk, GQ. 21 Jan 2019.
Dear influencers, please stop lying to your audience Katy Gillett, The National. 27 Jan 2019.
Everything You Need To Know About Influencer Caroline Calloway & Her Disastrous $165 Mason Jar Meet-Up Kathryn Lindsay, Refinery29. 16 Jan 2019.
Why I unfollowed influencers in favor of relaxing slime content Morgan Sung, Mashable. 2 July 2018.
Please stop 'influencing' on our doorsteps, Notting Hill residents tell 'unapologetic' Instagrammers Adebola Lamuye & Barney Davis, London Evening Standard. 28 Feb 2019.
VIDEO & AUDIO
Panorama: Million Pound Selfie Sell-Off BBC (2019)
"Catrin Nye investigates the use of digital influencers in the advertising industry and the impact this new form of advertising is having on consumers."
the TRUTH about Travel Influencers (it's mostly fake) Cameron Phillips | YouTube (2018)
The Sad Truth About Being An Influencer Evelina | YouTube (2018)
I Learned How To Be An Influencer That Makes Over $300k | Lucie For Hire Refinery29 | YouTube (2018)
THE TRUTH ABOUT INFLUENCERS: Money, The Industry, Ugly Bits, Gossip Sites + More Grace Fit UK | YouTube (2018)
I’m Scarred, Not Scared | SHAKE MY BEAUTY | YouTube (2018)
Andy Jordan: ‘I used to lie to sell on social media’ - BBC News | YouTube (2019)
Competition & Markets Authority, 23 Jan 2019