Hacks and roasts: Inside the new social media currency (Vogue Business)

Vogue Business: Hacks and roasts: Inside the new social media currency. “Hacks, where TikTok users share tips and tricks for efficiency or creativity; and roasts, a form of insult comedy in which someone is mocked, usually playfully, are thriving on the app and going viral. Brands are finding themselves involved in both — whether they like it or not. While some luxury and fashion labels might prefer to keep a distance, not least to maintain a well-protected aspirational status, others are eagerly jumping in, dishing their own comedic responses and launching collaborations with unexpected partners.”

Finding Comfort at Home: New Website Logs Solutions to Everyday Problems for Disabled People and Their Caregivers (UConn Today)

UConn Today: Finding Comfort at Home: New Website Logs Solutions to Everyday Problems for Disabled People and Their Caregivers. “The many uses of that traditionally blue roll are just some of the little life hacks on Mauldin’s new website, Disability at Home, which, even though an offshoot of larger research, is nonetheless just as much a passion project. [Laura] Mauldin, an associate professor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the human development and family sciences department, says she’s also struck by the uses for rubberized shelf liner on things like trays and by the uses for zip ties to fix things like a brake on a wheelchair.” Lots of useful stuff here. Wish this had been around when I was taking care of Granny in her home.

Lifehacker: Preserve Data From Your Apps on a Spreadsheet

Lifehacker: Preserve Data From Your Apps on a Spreadsheet. “My spreadsheet recaptures much of the information collected by my apps—workflow, scheduling, finances, health, and so on—in a document that I both control and update myself. I started developing this spreadsheet in 2013, and am now beginning my sixth year of record-keeping. The current version of the spreadsheet includes separate sheets for my daily schedule and workflow, my Getting Things Done action item list, my finances, my meal planning, and my health.”

Tubefilter: Company Behind YouTube DIY Channel Blossom Pulls Down Videos Showing False, Dangerous Hacks

Tubefilter: Company Behind YouTube DIY Channel Blossom Pulls Down Videos Showing False, Dangerous Hacks. “First Media, the company behind popular life hack channel Blossom, has pulled down a number of videos after the Wall Street Journal challenged the veracity and safety of its hacks. Blossom, known for popularizing memeable life hacks like bathing peanut butter-smeared charcoal in ice to turn it into crystals, has a whopping 11.3M subscribers on YouTube, and 58M followers on Facebook. During its peak months (around this time last year), it brought in more than 200M views on YouTube, but it’s since sloped down to around 50M views per month.”

MakeUseOf: 8 Useful Twitter Accounts to Follow for Life Hacks

MakeUseOf: 8 Useful Twitter Accounts to Follow for Life Hacks. “Twitter offers bite-sized information in an easy-to-read format. Which makes it the perfect platform when you want to learn how to make your life more manageable. Life hacks have been a thing for many years, and people are still uncovering new ways to hack your life. Here are the most useful Twitter accounts for life hacks.”