Quartz: Becoming a social media “influencer” is the new unpaid internship, and just as exploitative

Quartz: Becoming a social media “influencer” is the new unpaid internship, and just as exploitative. “Social influencers with 1,000 to 100,000 followers can be paid between $50 to $1,000 to advertise for a brand, according to influencer marketing firm Hireinfluence, which works with brands such as Oreo and Microsoft to place products in the social feeds of popular personalities.
Most of the dozens of women who [Brooke Erin] Duffy interviewed, despite many hours of unpaid work, have little to show for their efforts.”