Google Blog: Check out the highlights from the Indie Games Festival

Google Blog: Check out the highlights from the Indie Games Festival. “Every year Google Play, hosts the Indie Games Festival, a competition that rewards high quality indie games with promotional opportunities and supports small mobile games developers. We also host the Indie Games Accelerator, an educational and mentorship program to help high potential studios grow their business. Last weekend, some of the best indie game creators from Europe, South Korea and Japan, as well as players from around the world, got together at the Festival’s finals.”

Study: TikTok, livestreaming, and ‘creator economy’ quickly changing social apps landscape (USA Today)

USA Today: Study: TikTok, livestreaming, and ‘creator economy’ quickly changing social apps landscape. “This year alone, consumers have already downloaded more than 9.2 billion apps and are expected to spend 740 billion hours on them. That includes an estimated 548 billion hours of them live streaming—in top apps including TikTok, Twitch and Instagram, according to mobile data and analytics tracker App Annie in its ‘The Evolution of Social Media Report’ released Monday.”

Engadget: Twitter opens Super Follow subscriptions for some creators

Engadget: Twitter opens Super Follow subscriptions for some creators. “Twitter is finally flipping the switch on “Super Follows,” its new subscription feature that allows creators to charge their followers for exclusive content. Starting today, the company is making the feature available to a ‘small group’ of creators, with plans to expand the lineup in the coming weeks (Twitter has been taking applications for Super Follows since June).”

Tubefilter: TikTok Launches Latinx Creator Incubator For Hispanic Heritage Month

Tubefilter: TikTok Launches Latinx Creator Incubator For Hispanic Heritage Month. “TikTok Latinx Creatives, as the program is called, will take place over 10 weeks and serve to nurture 150 resident creators and musicians. The program is being hosted in collaboration Macro, a multi-platform media company representing the voices and perspectives of Black people and people of color. MACRO will advise TikTok on speaker selection, programming, and business-building opportunities for participants.”

Drone DJ: Nigerian TikTok star, 22, lands Finland drone job through social media videos

Drone DJ: Nigerian TikTok star, 22, lands Finland drone job through social media videos . “At first, Ignatius Asabor’s journey from Nigeria to Finland could sound like feel-good fiction. ‘You can’t imagine how happy I am,’ he tells you with his trademark toothy grin. But dig deeper, and you realize it’s a story of ambition, hard work, and tenacity. It also serves as a case in point that social media can be a very powerful tool in landing your dream job. Ignatius was born in 1999 in the Nigerian village of Utagba-Ogbe (Kwale). Last week, the 22-year-old engineer shifted base to Oulu, Finland. Filling the gap between the two coordinates are a curious mind, scrapyard robotics, and a ton of TikTok videos.”

Slate: “We’re Basically the Non-Porn People”

Slate: “We’re Basically the Non-Porn People”. “According to the public face the company presents via the pages it chooses to promote on its YouTube channel, Twitter account, and internal blog, the platform isn’t a haven for sex workers, heavens no, but a diverse community full of photographers, fitness coaches, makeup gurus, and other creatives. These non-porn accounts are real and there are even a fair number of them—but what are they doing on OnlyFans? And how do they view their place on the platform, especially after the past week?” I subscribe to the YouTube channel of an asexual artist named Echo Gillette . She started an OnlyFans because she needed a safe place to display her NFSW art!

Tubefilter: There Are Now 2 Million Creators In YouTube’s Partner Program

Tubefilter: There Are Now 2 Million Creators In YouTube’s Partner Program. “YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki recently said that the number of channels joining the YPP doubled in 2020 compared to 2019. Creators who are part of the Partner Program can make money off ads run on their videos, and also through YouTube’s stable of what it calls ‘alternative monetization’ features–Super Chat, Super Stickers, Super Thanks, and Channel Memberships.”

The Verge: Twitter is testing a newsletter subscription button on profile pages

The Verge: Twitter is testing a newsletter subscription button on profile pages. “Twitter is testing a feature that makes it even more enticing to use its recently acquired Revue newsletter platform: the ability to subscribe to a newsletter directly from a Twitter profile, without having to follow a link to a separate website. The feature can be enabled by all Revue newsletter writers, but the button is initially only being shown to a test group of Twitter users on Android and the web.”

BusinessWire: Logitech and Billboard Debut Song Breaker Chart, the First Ever Creator-Centered Music Chart (PRESS RELEASE)

BusinessWire: Logitech and Billboard Debut Song Breaker Chart, the First Ever Creator-Centered Music Chart (PRESS RELEASE). “This new monthly chart is the first of its kind to give credit to creators, recognizing their role in helping songs break into the coveted Billboard charts through memes and dance challenges originated or amplified on social media by the creators.”