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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 is reportedly testing longer, three-minute videos

TikTok says Bella Poarch’s ‘M to the B’ was its biggest viral video of the year

Spotify says it’s dominating the podcasting market because of a million-plus tiny podcasts

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The Galactus event was Fortnite’s biggest yet

More than 15 million players

Houses are influencers now, and this one burned to the ground

The Instagram restoration community rallies around a tragedy

YouTube’s top trending video of 2020 is a powerful Dave Chappelle Netflix special

Reddit reveals daily active user count for the first time: 52 million

Small in comparison but growing quickly

Mischief managed

How MSCHF managed to dominate the internet — with fun!

Ossoff campaign turns to TikTok and Snapchat ahead of special election

ByteDance gets another extension from US government for TikTok sale

In the hot seat

Behind Hot Ones’ ambitions to be the future of late-night TV

We talked to Jake Paul, who is currently going Super Saiyan

Watch AOC play Among Us on Twitch at 7PM ET

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

PSA: collaborative NYT crosswords return to Twitch over the holiday weekend

A brief chat with xQc

YouTube suspends One America News for one week after it promoted a fake COVID-19 cure

It will have to reapply to monetize videos

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

Inside the burgeoning world of custom keyboard making

Snapchat’s Spotlight is a big gamble for the company and creators

What happens when a virtual streamer doesn’t own her body?

Projekt Melody briefly disappeared from Twitch due to a copyright dispute over her body

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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 will add an epilepsy warning to photosensitive videos

YouTube tests whether you’ll ever get sick of Bad Guy with an endless Billie Eilish mashup

Roblox is hosting a Ready Player Two treasure hunt inside its own virtual universe

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Maangchi, the internet’s Korean mom

YouTube’s most beloved 凯发k8官方旗舰店home cook on online gaming, immigrant timewarp, and her new book

The Verge holiday gift guide for creators

Gift ideas for the creators in your circle

Snapchat officially launches in-app TikTok competitor called Spotlight

Charli D’Amelio hits 100 million TikTok followers

But the D’Amelio empire is just getting started

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The mask barons of Etsy

How a couple of mom-and-pop shops made millions selling masks

Inside the national gallery of stolen art

“We don’t suffer those Hollywood-style museum heists — that tends to be a Europe problem.”

The Internet Archive is now preserving Flash games and animations

Another Twitch co-founder is leaving the company, leaving only one

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Roblox goes public so that it can build a bigger metaverse

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Broadway is closed, but Ratatouille the Musical is cooking on TikTok

YouTube’s biggest child star is getting his own show on Amazon

Simon Stålenhag’s retro-futuristic art comes to life in his directorial debut

Gumroad now offers Patreon-like memberships to support creators