Fast Company: Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour is a reminder that social media is not real life. “Of course, toxic online behavior exists in all online communities. But it represents the words of a smaller minority of users within the already small minority of people who post content online. Media narratives that emphasize certain groups as toxic based on online behavior—whether they are describing fandom or politics—fall into the trap of confusing the internet with real life.”
The Block: Taylor Swift did her homework on FTX, dodged a bullet, says lawyer suing Tom Brady, Shaq. “Taylor Swift was one of the only celebrities who did their due diligence on crypto exchange FTX, according to the lawyer suing the now-bankrupt company’s celebrity promoters.” The only song I’ve ever heard by Ms. Swift is “Shake it Off,” but this might be enough to make me a fan.
Variety: Kanye West’s Massive Reddit Page Overtaken by Taylor Swift Appreciation, Holocaust Awareness Content as Fans Abandon Him
Variety: Kanye West’s Massive Reddit Page Overtaken by Taylor Swift Appreciation, Holocaust Awareness Content as Fans Abandon Him. “Following the 45-year-old’s appearance on right-wing talk show host Alex Jones’ ‘Infowars’ on Thursday, where he continued to spew anti-Semitic rhetoric and deliberately gave praise to Adolf Hitler and Nazis, fans on the artist’s r/Kanye Reddit page, which has more than 700,000 subscribers, have decided to turn the subreddit into a Taylor Swift appreciation page.” There seems to be a bit of a war going on the subreddit at the moment.
Mashable: The 9 best Wordle clones for fans and gamers . “It’s been four months since we first heard the name ‘Wordle’ and, believe it or not, that little game-that-could is still chugging along, picking up new players every day. And when you love something you learn to let it go, or you make a clone of it to satisfy your own niche interests. Check out the most fannish copies of Wordle made to delight Potterheads, Swifties, ARMY, gamers, and more below.”
NBC News: Taylor Swift album party becomes superspreader event after nearly 100 test positive for Covid
NBC News: Taylor Swift album party becomes superspreader event after nearly 100 test positive for Covid. “A Taylor Swift album party in Sydney, Australia, appears to have been a superspreader event, with authorities issuing an urgent warning after the party was connected to nearly 100 Covid cases. In a public health alert issued on Thursday, the New South Wales Ministry of Health said it had been notified of a ‘venue of concern’ in Sydney connected to at least 97 confirmed cases of Covid-19.”
CNET: Taylor Swift named ‘most influential’ person on Twitter in 2018. “Taylor Swift is the most influential person on Twitter this year, despite only tweeting 13 times. Social media analysis company Brandwatch released on Wednesday its annual lists of the top 10 most influential women and top 10 most influential men on Twitter. With an ‘influencer score’ of 98 points out of a possible 100, Swift is the outright winner. “