Array (  => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 79393 [post_author] => 47253 [post_date] => 2017-06-27 16:13:39 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-06-27 20:13:39 [post_content] => Fiverr, a company that provides services to freelance entrepreneurs, launched their new "Pro" feature. They also announced their acquisition of Veed.me, a service for connecting people and companies with videographers. With a past full of somewhat cringe-worthy pranks and stunts routed through Fiverr, the company said they decided to take steps toward higher quality professionalism."The Fiverr marketplace has always solved the biggest pain point freelancers have: getting clients and generating income,” said Fiverr CEO Micha Kaufman. “As our marketplace has evolved, we’ve recognized the growing demand from entrepreneurs for bigger and more complex projects that sometimes need highly professional freelancers with years of experience. Through Fiverr Pro, we’re bringing professional freelancers an easy way to get work, while adding the high-end, trusted talent entrepreneurs are struggling to tap into.”The Pro feature will put a star on certain freelancers' pages on Fiverr deemed as producing high-quality content. The company vets freelancers and will be adding well-known figures such as Elliot Tebele, also known as the infamous @FuckJerry.Writing and translation, graphics and design, digital marketing and video and animation are all the services that will be provided through Fiverr Pro. For freelancers to receive Pro status they have to first apply for accreditation through Fiverr, at which point they review the user to make sure they meet the criteria for Fiverr Pro.Tebele specifically will be offering digital services ranging everywhere from meme creation to Facebook ads and Instagram videos."We're an organization that's always thrived on creativity, and while we engage with tens of millions on a daily basis to spread that creativity, we were also looking for the right opportunity to do it on behalf of a broader audience of businesses in a scalable way," said Jonathan Horowitz, JerryMedia's head of business development, in a Fiverr statement. "Working with Fiverr allows us to enable access to our team of world-class creatives in a way that's never existed, and we're excited to see how it evolves."[via Entrepreneur] [post_title] => Fiverr's Pro Service Helps You Hire Top Creators Like FuckJerry [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => fiverrs-pro-service-helps-you-hire-top-creators-like-fuckjerry [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-06-27 16:19:05 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-06-27 20:19:05 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=79393 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 79392 [post_author] => 47256 [post_date] => 2017-06-27 15:41:19 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-06-27 19:41:19 [post_content] => This year's New York City Pride March, one of the city's biggest parties to kickoff summer, was nothing short of its sensuous and rowdy reputation. Nearly 2 million lined the streets of Manhattan waving rainbow flags and wearing colorful, and more than less, provocative costumes.The march began as a civil rights demonstration in 1970. Today, the NYC Pride March is one of the largest celebration's of the LGBT community. Despite current political tensions, a euphoric atmosphere swept the streets of New York City, as always.To highlight some of the greatest moments of this year's celebration, we collected some of the parade's most outrageous and wonderful Instagram posts for your enjoyment.https://www.instagram.com/p/BVxqggRB8d1/?taken-by=nycprideSinger-songwriter LeAnn Rimes performing at PrideFest, wearing a sheer dress.https://www.instagram.com/p/BV2oT8SFYKE/?taken-at=258822359https://www.instagram.com/p/BVx996xDCY1/?taken-by=broadcityStars of the hit comedy Broad City, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer dancing atop of the float, which arguably received the largest amount of cheers.https://www.instagram.com/p/BV05zfAhby1/?taken-at=258822359https://www.instagram.com/p/BV0tk_8llTr/?taken-at=258822359https://www.instagram.com/p/BV0qYGPFmiD/?taken-at=258822359https://www.instagram.com/p/BV0asyxFDNp/?taken-at=258822359https://www.instagram.com/p/BV0ZXB9leKy/?taken-at=258822359https://www.instagram.com/p/BV0YftOAGdn/?taken-at=258822359https://www.instagram.com/p/BV0XyDSl5vl/?taken-at=258822359[featured image via Flickr] [post_title] => NYC Pride March: Top Instagram Posts of 2017 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => nyc-pride-march-top-instagram-posts-of-2017 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-06-27 15:41:19 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-06-27 19:41:19 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=79392 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 79257 [post_author] => 47254 [post_date] => 2017-06-26 12:00:49 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-06-26 16:00:49 [post_content] => Over a year ago, Nuseir Yassin, the face and mind behind viral videographer Nas Daily, quit his job at Venmo in New York City. Since then, Yassin, 25, says he’s at “33 percent,” which is the fraction of his life already lived, and even wears T-shirts with a 33 percent timeline every day. Today, despite his past as a Harvard graduate, he travels and makes videos everything, something so many people aren't able to do until the latter part of their lives. “438 days ago (from the time of this interview) I was a software engineer at Venmo. I quit, and the day after I started making videos,” Yassin said. “I got to control the best hours of the day, which were normally spent indoors at my desk job. I get to actually go out and talk to other people, unlike when you’re behind a desk.”https://www.instagram.com/p/BVSgvIZlHLR/?taken-by=nasdailyCurrently at 1.4 million likes and 200 million views, Nas Daily is a daily video diary where Nas shares the happenings of his life or showcases the lives of others in one minute or less.“At its peak, Nas Daily will be the Humans of New York—of videos,” said Yassin. “But for now it’s just me living my best life and showcasing my friends’ lives as well.”Nas Daily has taken Yassin all over the world, from the Philippines to his home in Israel and to Madagascar and New York. “My favorite trip has been to the Philippines. Next, I want to go to Latin and South America, starting in Brazil,” Yassin said. “But honestly, I look forward to the next day since it’s hard to predict videos a month from now.”https://www.instagram.com/p/BUJmNUwF6jk/?taken-by=nasdailyMost daily vloggers post their content to YouTube, but Yassin is different and chooses Facebook as his main platform. “YouTube is going to die soon— it’s like an oligarchy," he said. "I think YouTube has made many dreams but has killed many more. On YouTube, there are usernames, but on Facebook, they are real people. I know your real name, your face and even your job, so I can respond accordingly.”Within the past year, the Nas Daily Facebook page has garnered over 1.4 million likes. Yassin currently runs the page himself—planning, filming, editing and interacting with viewers in the comments section. In a recent video, Yassin announced he and a team of friends are in the works of creating a Nas Daily App, designed to be the best way to create and discover videos. Apart from the Nas Daily Company, Yassin wants to continue to grow the reach of Nas Daily to inspire more people to live their best life.“Through Nas Daily, I want people to watch me live my best life and hopefully it inspires them to go out and live their best life. I wear the t-shirt to remind you life is finite. You just have to see that life after you quit, like my life, can be something you dream of,” Yassin said. [post_title] => Why Nas Daily Quit His Job at Venmo to Make Facebook Videos [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => why-nas-daily-quit-his-job-at-venmo-to-make-facebook-videos [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-06-27 10:51:06 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-06-27 14:51:06 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=79257 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 79202 [post_author] => 47257 [post_date] => 2017-06-21 10:25:19 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-06-21 14:25:19 [post_content] => In the days of mass media saturation and digital living, there are some stuffy old codgers who still read aging rags like The New York Review of Books—I’ll confess to being one of them, every now and then—but more and more people are turning somewhere else for their intellectual fix: that great archive, the end-all be-all of the digital era, you guessed it—YouTube. The video-sharing platform has seen a creative renaissance in recent years, as swarms of talking heads and social-media personalities followed in the wake of early trailblazers like Philip DiFranco and Jenna Marbles, most notably the vlogger-extraordinaire, viral megastar and filmmaker Casey Neistat.Initially, many in this new generation just borrowed the approaches of those titans—they would mimic the stunts, the goofiness, or the transparent vulnerability of approaches used by more established stars. The last few years, however, have been pivotal to the development of content creators who are less personality-driven and more devoted to delivering content that helps viewers make sense of the 21st century’s wacky realities. Here are five remarkably intellectual YouTubers who will surely get your creative juices flowing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBweUnkfQ2EThis guy is one of the most versatile content creators currently on YouTube. Back in 2011, Nerdwriter was originally one of thousands of low-fi vloggers, without much to distinguish him beyond a certain idiosyncratic charm and a tendency to word-vomit happily on topics as varied and esoteric as Scientology, “Modern Art,” and early 19th century English poetry. In the intervening six years, his videos became more polished and his onscreen presence infinitely more self-assured, eventually garnering him a massive audience.His videos—part-desktop vlogs, part-dreamlike audiovisual streams—explore a massive range of topics, often through case studies. These will usually focus on one aspect of something—be it a film, a work of art, a franchise, a genre, a comedian, or a political reality—and take the viewer through Nerdwriter's thought process until his philosophical point has come full circle. Past video essays have examined how Louis C.K. tells a joke, how Donald Trump answers a question, how filmmaker David Lynch manipulates his audience, how to understand a Picasso, and much more.Although it’s not his most popular, the vid-essay, “Atemporality: Our Relationship to History Has Changed,” may be one of the most lucid and insightful things created by anyone on this list. In it, he argues that we are moving into an era defined by the Internet, which has fundamentally changed how we interact with the world—no more “modernism” or “postmodernism,” but something else. Something new. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QChWIFi8fOYKaptainkristian really cares about what he covers, and expresses a heartfelt fascination with every topic he covers that comes across in his videos. His detailed, often intimate video essays on subjects like Frank Ocean’s musical identity and the rise of the Adult Swim media empire are a pleasure to watch. His videos are beautifully curated flows of images and commentary with a unique, unifying aesthetic that qualifies them as works of art in their own right. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TmcXYp8xu4Don’t let the childishly simple cartoon-graphics deceive you—“In a Nutshell” is masterful at tackling topics as immensely complex as the European Union or the rise of the surveillance state and compressing them into colorful little segments. After watching a video from this channel, you may feel like you just had a month of college credit dumped into your skull—to boot, the narrator even has a ridiculously prim British accent.Still, for all the ambition and range of this channel, the best thing about it may be the way that the simplicity of the visuals helps you understand what all that raw data really means. This is especially true when it comes to putting information into the proper context or proportion. The videos that communicate proportion are where this channel’s genius really comes across, rendering the true scale of problems like the Syrian refugee crisis, or the rapid growth of the massive and surprisingly ineffectual surveillance state. This channel packs a hell of a punch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxCvWtt4dKULewis Criswell knows his films. Usually averaging somewhere between ten and twenty minutes, Criswell’s videos are longer than any of the other channels on this list—but for true cinephiles, it’s worth taking the time. His obvious devotion to the medium and exhaustive knowledge of his subjects makes this channel a great resource for anyone interested in learning more about the great directors and films of the last century, with extensive primers on visionaries like Andrei Tarkovsky, Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch, Lars Von Trier, and Denis Villeneuve, in addition to movies he believes do something particularly well, like The Social Network’s master-class in dialogue, or Seven Samurai’s use of action. Many other YouTubers do this kind of thing, but few go as lovingly in-depth as Criswell. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bus8_zwTQD8Anthony Fantano, who describes himself as “The Internet’s Busiest Music Nerd,” has built this music-reviewing vlog into a cult favorite over the last eight years, complete with skits, running jokes, and a mustachioed alter-ego. Bald, bespectacled, and self-deprecating, Fantano may seem an unlikely candidate for Internet celebrity. Nonetheless, he’s garnered quite a reputation for his erudite vlog, in which he reviews and analyzes both new and classic music.Artists have admitted to watching his reviews of their material—some come away offended, some mollified. Critically acclaimed experimental rapper Danny Brown has even said he watches theneedledrop obsessively, once joking that impressing Fantano is a goal he always tries to meet with projects. That’s not surprising, considering the honesty and depth of attention that Fantano gives to the music he reviews. The guy’s got a great ear, and his easy familiarity with such a wide variety of styles and genres—from pop and hip-hop, to jazz and avant-garde noise— makes him more than worthy of being called “The Internet’s Busiest Music Nerd.”Even when he’s not a huge fan of an artist’s work, his reviews are poetic and constructive—though some flops do get the brunt of his desert-dry wit, triggering debates across his videos’ lively comment sections. With his command of YouTube and his endlessly eclectic taste, Fantano is the definitive music critic of the Digital Age. [post_title] => 5 Remarkably Intellectual Creators on YouTube [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 5-remarkably-intellectual-creators-on-youtube [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-06-21 10:25:19 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-06-21 14:25:19 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=79202 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 79193 [post_author] => 47256 [post_date] => 2017-06-20 17:25:18 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-06-20 21:25:18 [post_content] => How did three LA Mid-City houses become an Instagram hotspot? Like an “art” project, they were painted Pepto-Bismol pink by Matty Monahan and his company The Mural Agency at the request of M-Rad Architecture, according to Curbed. From the rooftops to the driveways to the landscaping, every inch of these three properties were painted pink almost two weeks ago in the Pico neighborhood of LA.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVNc3NThscB/?taken-by=themostfamousartist[/embed]The homes, which are scheduled for demolition into a 45-unit apartment complex, have been attracting a flock of unwanted visitors who have been taking eye-catching photos for their Instagram accounts. The piece emulates Monahan—who refers to himself as The Most Famous Artist—and his company's experiential services as described on its Instagram account: “company by @themostfamousartist that creates and installs ‘Instagrammable’ experiences as a service for brand partners worldwide.”[embed]http://https://www.instagram.com/p/BVNc3NThscB/?taken-by=themostfamousartist[/embed][embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVKnBPhhoph/?taken-by=themostfamousartist[/embed]To get inside the artist’s head about what is referred to now as “The Pink House,” we spoke with Monahan to discuss the concepts behind work.First, we asked Monahan where he was born and where he lives now. His response? True to that of what you expect from a devoted millennial artist.“I was born in the U.S. and I’ve lived all around the U.S. I'm currently a nomad with no physical location, but storage units in most major cities, living off Airbnb, friend’s couches, hotel tonight, kind of really embracing digital culture. I was a Stanford three-time educated tech founder, turned data driven conceptual artist,” he said.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVGoRwoh1vm/?taken-by=themostfamousartist[/embed]While the rise of his "Instagrammable" artwork has upshot Monahan’s name into the spotlight, the 31-year-old artist has previously experienced notoriety for his former career as a Silicon Valley tech founder. A few years ago, instead of creating artwork, Monahan ran his social advertising company as the CEO of AlphaBoost.So how did the former Silicon Valley tech founder turn into aspiring artist? Well, we didn’t press too hard for specifics, but we learned that due to a scandal involving a video of Monahan drunk and naked while on vacation in India that was posted to Facebook, Monahan stepped down from his position at Alphaboost in 2013.When asked about his inspiration for producing art, Monahan wasn’t shy about the fallout of his past career and how it’s played a role in his artwork.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVDHroYh67T/?taken-by=themostfamousartist[/embed]“There’s a couple of different reasons I started producing art. It could have been when I stumbled around drunk and naked in India, which ended my tech career and started my quest for something else. If you Google “Drunk, Naked founder,” you can find that article and dig in on that,”Monahan said. He continued, describing a near death experience he had that same year in Berlin and an art class he did poorly in while attending Stanford University as other key standouts for why he decided to pursue a career in art.Monahan discussed how his insider knowledge in the tech industry is a strong attribute to the success of his latest artwork.“Through media, Instagram and the digital tools available to me that I both built and learned about when I was a tech entrepreneur, I'm able to perpetuate my ideas and my art to the masses,” he said.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVLgOnrDpxu/?taken-by=sophiabush[/embed]Monahan also had a lot to say about his self-proclaimed title, “The Most Famous Artist.”“I’m trying to become the most famous artist because that’s never been done before. Most people describe the most famous artist as an adjective, yet no one’s ever actually, as a matter of fact, become the most famous artist," he said.Finally, we asked Monahan what advice he would give to aspiring artists who are yearning for the kind of recognition he has recently received in the press. “I guess if you really want to be like me, you’re going to have to be willing to sell out," Monahan replied. “My suspicion is that in the future, the artists that matter from this generation—the 21st century internet artists—are going to be praised for their collaborations with “grams” (Instagram accounts) and the way they utilize social media influencers.”Although the idea of “selling out” may sound jarring to some artists who have taken more traditional paths, Monahan does make a fair argument. Last week, Monahan’s pink houses attracted thousands of visitors all within the first week of the project’s completion.With that, it seems as though the deeper meaning behind a lot of today’s contemporary artwork is moving with the tide of society—a perplexed fixation for online appeal.See more images take at the #thepinkhouse below:[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BViKBj6AlgJ/?taken-at=1025853700[/embed][embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVfYOmYAGun/?taken-at=1025853700[/embed][embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BValad_gkcC/?taken-at=1025853700[/embed][embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVYiubAl2uR/?taken-at=1025853700[/embed] [post_title] => Meet the Artist Behind 'The Pink House,' LA's Latest Instagram Hot Spot [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => meet-the-artist-behind-the-pink-house-las-latest-instagram-hot-spot [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-06-20 17:25:18 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-06-20 21:25:18 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=79193 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 79188 [post_author] => 47255 [post_date] => 2017-06-20 15:05:59 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-06-20 19:05:59 [post_content] => After months of anticipation surrounding CNN's $25 million acquisition of Beme—Casey Neistat's now-defunct video sharing app—the YouTube star has finally revealed some additional details on what we can expect from this media partnership at the Cannes Lions advertising and media festival.In short, CNN and Neistat are set to release a daily news show that targets a younger audience compared to traditional news outlets. Beginning with a pilot, the show will begin airing four days a week with the intention of airing shows seven days a week. But this isn't going to be your typical news show—Casey, who is known for viral, sometimes outrageous video content, isn’t the type of guy who will be reading news from behind a desk. Rather, Neistat will be maintaining his charm, authenticity and style while informing viewers on what they may have missed or may not know, instead of the breaking stuff. Neistat expressed the ambition to start branching out and digging into investigative journalism as well.[caption id="attachment_79206" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo by David Johnson for the Fall 2014 Issue of Resource Magazine[/caption]CNN Worldwide President, Jeff Zucker, explained to Variety: “We have hundreds and hundreds of reporters and people who can tell video stories, and can stand up there with a mic and trench coat. We don’t need more of those. Neistat has a confidence that allows him to just go for it and not care what I think or anyone else things – just to tell the story.”Along with the launch of the new show, CNN and Neistat are rebooting the Beme app entirely. The version will be fully interactive, utilizing a new feature called Panels, in which viewers, instead of leaving a comment, will be able to upload 15-second videos in order to share their thoughts and opinions with others.Staying true to his roots, Neistat expressed that he doesn’t want this to be a glorified news show with big press releases and ad intake. That’s not how he started out, and not the direction he is looking to go with CNN. Yet what CNN does allow him to do is scale his work into something larger than himself—he explained that his daily YouTube viewership peaked at 5 million, so this gives him the opportunity to cultivate an even larger audience.It is unclear when the show will officially start streaming, but we will update you when it does. Check out Neistat's most recent vlog below!https://youtu.be/_owlId4hil4[via Variety] [post_title] => Casey Neistat and CNN Reveal Their Plans to Reinvent Daily News [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => casey-neistat-and-cnn-reveal-their-plans-to-reinvent-daily-news [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-06-20 15:05:59 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-06-20 19:05:59 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=79188 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 79169 [post_author] => 47254 [post_date] => 2017-06-19 14:00:40 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-06-19 18:00:40 [post_content] => Google launches a new initiative to monitor terrorist and extremist content across the internet giant's platforms, specifically YouTube.Kent Walker, senior vice president and general counsel at Google, posted a blog post which stated:"Terrorism is an attack on open societies, and addressing the threat posed by violence and hate is a critical challenge for us all. Google and YouTube are committed to being part of the solution."Walker outlined the four steps Google is taking to combat the problem: increase technology to better detect extremist content, hire more experts, introduce tougher video standards and expand counter-extremism efforts.Their increased technology will use more efficient video analysis models, updating those Google has used within the past six months. The increase in engineering will include new “content classifiers” to more quickly identify and remove extremist and terrorist content.Not relying on just the video models alone, Google has vowed to hire more members of the YouTube’s Trusted Flagger programme for human detection to identify problematic videos.Google's tougher video standards include monitoring videos containing suprematist religious views by not monetizing or promoting said videos throughout YouTube. These videos usually don't get immediately get flagged since they don't directly violate YouTube policies. With more experts, they'll track down extremist videos that aren't usually flagged and flag them as they see appropriate.To expand their counter-extremism efforts, Google will put out more targeted online advertisements to make viewers aware of the situation by redirecting them to anti-terrorism videos. Google will also team up with counter-extremist groups to help further identify radical content.Google is collaborating with other big Internet names, such as Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter to broaden the arch of their approach to tackle online terrorism.In regards to past efforts, Walker said, "While we and others have worked for years to identify and remove content that violates our policies, the uncomfortable truth is that we, as an industry, must acknowledge that more needs to be done. Now."[via Huffington Post, featured image via Flickr] [post_title] => How Google is Fighting Terrorist and Extremist Content on YouTube [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => how-google-is-fighting-terrorist-and-extremist-content-on-youtube [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-06-19 12:25:59 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-06-19 16:25:59 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=79169 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 79165 [post_author] => 47254 [post_date] => 2017-06-19 11:38:10 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-06-19 15:38:10 [post_content] => YouTube musician Austin Jones, whose covers of Twenty One Pilots and Panic! at the Disco songs garnered him millions of views and hundreds of thousands of subscribers, has been arrested on two counts of child pornography. Arriving back in the U.S. after a show in Poland, Jones was taken into custody at the Chicago O'Hare Airport. When he was arrested, authorities say they found sexually explicit videos on his phone.The 24-year-old social media star is accused of encouraging two 14-year-old girls to send him sexually explicit videos. This isn't the first time Jones has been under fire for exploiting his fans—in 2015, Jones asked fans to send videos of them twerking, but later apologized on his YouTube channel after being exposed by a fellow YouTuber.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niaIgUQsbDcThroughout the Facebook messages between the respective girls and him, Jones manipulated the young girls by saying things such as, "Prove you're my biggest fan," and "I don't want to have to find someone else." Within his instructions, Jones instructed the girls on how to dress and to say "I'm [age] years old," while they danced.His manipulative messages led to multiple video replies from the two girls, one girl sending back 25 videos, eight of which were sexually explicit and the other girl sending 15 videos, 10 of which were sexually explicit.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbMybYKlJzAIn light of this case, YouTuber Aurora Skies posted a video (watch it above) exposing Jones for sending her messages via Twitter asking for videos when she was 14 years old. In the video, Skies states she never sent Jones any videos, but she admitted to sending Jones a photo of her in her cheerleading uniform. Jones continued to pine for more videos even when Skies refused.His most recent video, asking fans to like his new Facebook page, has almost 50,000 dislikes with the comment section flooded with hate comments about the recent pornography charges.Jones is facing 30 years in prison but is currently out on bail. The judge said while Jones is on bail he is confined to his home and ordered stay off the Internet. As of now, Jones' Instagram, Facebook and Twitter have all been deleted, but his YouTube channel still remains up. [post_title] => Music YouTuber Arrested For Child Porn Banned From the Internet [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => music-youtuber-arrested-for-child-porn-banned-from-the-internet [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-06-19 11:38:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-06-19 15:38:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=79165 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 79054 [post_author] => 47256 [post_date] => 2017-06-14 13:06:09 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-06-14 17:06:09 [post_content] => The idea that social media has evolved for purposes beyond social use is an understatement. While posts featuring evening sunsets, birthday celebrations, and (unsolicited) selfies are still applauded, the power of social media has long surpassed its original objective. Social media is now largely used in business to market products, promote brands, and connect to current customers.On a greater scheme, social media has been used as a weapon to spread causes for social struggles of freedom, justice, and equality. Civil rights movements have capitalized social media's influence, making cause's values and ideas unavoidable to everyday users. In recent years, movements including the Women's March, Black Lives Matter, and the Human Rights Campaign have all been leaders in multiplying supporters through social networking. (You can also read our cover story on Jerome Jarre and how he's using social media to redirect millions of marketing dollars to help humanity.)On the night of the recent presidential election, Nov. 8, 2016, Teresa Shook, resident of a small Hawaiian island, took to Facebook expressing her concerns for the future of gender equality under the country's new administration. That’s when she catalyzed an uproar for the Women’s March on Washington. It started with a Facebook event invite.[caption id="attachment_74130" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Women's March on NYC by Jason Leiva[/caption]Shook's initial Facebook event included the 40 of her friends of which she personally invited. When Shook woke up the following morning, she was shocked to see that 10,000 strangers had RSVP'ed to the event with 10,000 more expressing interest.In total, her 40 Facebook invites sparked a whopping 500,000 men and women to march in D.C and 600 subsequent marches throughout the rest of the country in weeks to follow.Shook, a grandmother who is in her 60s, told the Washington Post, “I guess in my heart of hearts I wanted it to happen, but I didn’t really think it would’ve ever gone viral.” Shook continued: “I don’t even know how to go viral.”On the day of the Women's March on Washington, Jan. 21, Shook made an on-stage appearance addressing the hundreds of thousands of who took to the streets of D.C."I'm overwhelmed with joy. A negative has been turned into a positive. All these people coming together to unite to try and make a difference. That's what we're going to be doing for the next four years. I see it's really going to happen,” Shook said in an interview the day of the march.[caption id="attachment_79093" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Women's March on NYC by Jason Leiva[/caption]While Shook’s use of social media sparked the event itself, the greater power of social networking didn’t end there. The official Women’s March Organization promoted partakers in the March on Washington and marches around the country to post the hashtag #WhyIMarch on their Twitter and Instagram accounts. The #WhyIMarch hashtag makes marches searchable to users, encouraging further awareness for those unable to attend the march.Black Lives Matter has also utilized social media as a key instrument in their organizations efforts to gain awareness and momentum.A study conducted by the Pew Research Center called "Social Media Conversations About Race," was performed to analyze how and why social media users use the hashtags #BlackLivesMatter and #AllLivesMatter within their posts. For some users, the hashtag serves the purpose of the cause. For others, the hashtags have been used to do just the opposite.According to the study, the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter was used roughly 12 million times on Twitter from July 12, 2013 to March 31, 2016. Researchers found that while 38 pecent of #BlackLivesMatter tweets were in support of the movement, 11 percent of tweets compiled of opposition. In addition, the 51 percent of tweets including the hashtag were sorted as neutral references to #BlackLivesMatter, general racial issues separate from the specific movement, and the 2016 election.While social media has proven to be positive for social rights movements, the study shows the harsh reality of how users largely take advantage of social networking to damage social struggles for equality.To target such users, the Guardian reports that in recent years, civil rights groups have sought out executives at companies like Twitter and Facebook to moderate abusive users. However, as reported, moderation systems by such companies are largely viewed as being "racially biased.” Civil rights groups argue that data shows how Facebook specifically censors activists of color and Black Lives Matter posts, but ignores posts of white supremacists spreading violent threats.
"Despite obstacles to improve the supervising of social networking sites, without doubt, social media has progressed development of social freedom and equality, and will continue to do so." In effort to work with social networking companies to improve company moderation systems, 70 civil rights organizations collaborated in a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and director of Facebook's global policy Joel Kaplan. The letter urged Facebook to not only stop censoring political speech for social justice, but also for the company to take further and larger steps at targeting offensive users.Black Lives Matter has argued that although Facebook most certainly has the means to address these problems, the capable company has yet to make the issue of primary concern.Despite obstacles to improve the supervising of social networking sites, without doubt, social media has progressed development of social freedom and equality, and will continue to do so. With the direction of our country’s growing social and political awareness, whether or not you enjoy seeing social rights movements across your news feeds, it's doubtful that such stories can be avoided.No matter if you enjoy seeing social struggles for freedom and equality broadcasted on your news feeds, it's undeniable that social media’s growing influence on such causes is an incredible outcome from where social networking once started. [post_title] => How Social Media Is Shaping Civil Rights Movements [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => how-social-media-is-shaping-civil-rights-movements [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-06-14 13:06:09 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-06-14 17:06:09 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=79054 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 78852 [post_author] => 47255 [post_date] => 2017-06-05 09:40:23 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-06-05 13:40:23 [post_content] => Sneakers are for more than your casual run in the park. Today, footwear has become an elusive fashion culture and the price tags are high. Consumers buying and reselling limited quality kicks, for example, have made the sneaker market a competitive and profitable market to be in. So when soul searching for the latest and greatest on the market, here are 9 Instagram accounts that can help walk you through the right purchase. https://www.instagram.com/p/BUu7mtHguTI/?taken-by=sneakernews&hl=enWith over 6 million followers, @SneakerNews is the feed to follow when needing to quench your thirst for the latest news in sneaker design and releases. The account also operates its own website, providing a more in-depth look at the sneakers posted on their Instagram page. Additionally, the site offers purchasing links, as well as the release dates and times the products go on sale. https://www.instagram.com/p/BUnRfGGF-Pk/?taken-by=sneakerfreakermag&hl=enThis account features photos and news on the latest in sneakers, as well as info on shoe prices and when and where to buy them. The company also offers a print publication and blog filled with features and in-depth sneaker-related content. "We can't guarantee that orders addressed to correctional facilities will be delivered. If it doesn't make it through, don't complain," reads a disclaimer on the site. https://www.instagram.com/p/BS4_NqMFGoQ/?taken-by=ronniefieg&hl=en Ronnie Fieg is the creator behind the Kith epidemic, and uses to personal feed to post news and hints on his latest collaborations. Along with sneakers, he also has a clothing line, which often coincides with the newest sneaker in that that same collection. https://www.instagram.com/p/BUwZMYjjMbL/?taken-by=sneakercon&hl=enSneaker Con’s helps both the buyer and the seller. Photographing the newest and rarest, it advertises upcoming events and tips for finding that sold out pair you've been dying to get your hands on. This feed also does occasional giveaways and raffles of highly desired shoes for its followers. https://www.instagram.com/p/BUuhL8hAldm/?taken-by=juicegee&hl=enBecause sneakers aren't just for boys, Juice/Jess showcases her array of sneakers and how she uses them to amplify her style. Her feed isn't just tailored to the newest sneakers on the market—she tends to head down the more vintage route with classic sneakers and bringing them back to life. https://www.instagram.com/p/BTILqO5DL3E/?taken-by=theshoesurgeon&hl=enDomenic Chambrone is probably as original as you can get when looking for a unique pair of kicks. His page features all restored, custom-made sneakers he designed himself. He takes the classic shoes we know and love and gives them a new, unconventional twist. He also has his own website where you can explore his work and request and design your own pair of custom sneakers. https://www.instagram.com/p/BUpZExPD5Tr/?taken-by=kicksonfire&hl=enAnother source for the latest on sneaker development and releases, KicksOnFire uses both its site and Instagram for the latest sneaker news, providing prices, locations and retail information. https://www.instagram.com/p/BUwsZaUAs8u/?taken-by=nicekicks&hl=enNice Kicks is a challenge page where its followers decide which sneaker reigns supreme while also providing news, release dates and culture-driven content. You can also check out more in-depth content on its blog. https://www.instagram.com/p/BUk1BDyg_C3/?taken-by=sneakerpolitics&hl=enA resale company based out of Louisiana, @sneakerpolitics will help you bask in the beauty of limited quantity creations while also providing an online marketplace for sneakers you thought were gone for good. Photos contains description and prices, as well as info such as when and where to make a purchase. [post_title] => 9 Instagrams Every Sneakerhead Must Follow [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 9-instagrams-every-sneakerhead-must-follow [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-06-05 09:40:23 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-06-05 13:40:23 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=78852 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 78814 [post_author] => 47253 [post_date] => 2017-06-02 14:20:28 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-06-02 18:20:28 [post_content] => Mental health is becoming an increasingly popular topic of conversation, especially when it comes to examining the effects of the constant influx of information due to technology.Earlier this year, between Feb. 13 and May 8, the Royal Society for Public Health surveyed 1,500 young people ages 14 through 24. The survey asked how social media platforms affect 14 different areas of health. The health topics ranged from the amount and quality of sleep to feelings of loneliness and body image. The results showed that YouTube is the most positive for overall health while Instagram has the most detrimental effects.This shouldn't be particularly surprising to anyone, as the purpose of each platform hints at how they affect their users. YouTube allows people to document their lives, foster and share their creativity or enjoy other people doing so. Instagram, in some ways, does the same but in the form of imagery. However, the significant difference between the two lies in the fact that, while they're both curated and edited, Instagram is less transparent. Videos are filled with jump cuts and advanced editing, and photos are more polished and retouched. YouTube, on the other hand, tends to show more realness, offering viewers full scenes rather than a single snapshot of one moment in someone's day.It's also incredibly important to recognize the culture each platform has created. Instagram is viewed as a way to market your personal brand in a more focused way than YouTube. Whether you're a social media influencer with a large following or a 16-year-old high school student, the end goal is generally the same—to display yourself in a way that will appeal to others, and maybe evoke a bit of FOMO in your followers.Of course, it's easy to see why this can take a toll on a person's mental health.In contrast, YouTube personalities have cultivated a culture in which it is important to be "real" and transparent. On one hand, this is simply the nature of vlogging, yet it also traces back to a history of controversy and awareness on the platform.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwklfIbSAgALonelygirl15, for example, was a channel run by a girl named Bree who posted multiple videos a week about her life. She was one of the first popular vloggers, and people loved her. That is, until the entire production was uncovered to be fictional. Since then, the incident prompted a lot of discussion among content creators about authenticity and how it's an integral part of protecting the integrity of YouTube.Really, there's a push among YouTubers to maintain honesty that isn't nearly as apparent on Instagram. Body and sex positivity YouTubers have millions of subscribers. Popular YouTubers talk about personal experiences with breakups, mental illness or death. Videos like this can make an audience feel like they aren't alone in their struggles. It can remove some of the isolation that an unhealthy mindset creates.It would be unfair to say that doesn't exist on Instagram as well, but there's no question that the platform lacks honesty. [post_title] => Why Instagram is Ravaging Your Mental Health [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => why-instagram-is-ravaging-your-mental-health [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-06-06 12:41:12 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-06-06 16:41:12 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=78814 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 78757 [post_author] => 47255 [post_date] => 2017-05-30 10:40:56 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-05-30 14:40:56 [post_content] => Instagram recently launched testing for its new pilot feature, Archive, which allows users to hide—but not permanently delete—any posts published to your profile. For casual users, this is helpful for purging your account of unwanted posts, such as photos with an ex-lover, without deleting the memories for good, and for more serious Instagrammers, it's ideal for hiding posts that didn't get enough likes, comments or engagement.However, this doesn’t mean you no longer have the ability to delete unwanted posts for good—the archive feature is simply there conceal content you no longer want to be public. You also have the option to restore this content to your profile at any given time, as if it was never removed.The Archive feature is currently in testing and is reported to appear in the top right corner under the three dots ( "...") tab of your posts. It's still unknown when this feature will roll out officially.[via TechCrunch, featured image via Flickr] [post_title] => New Instagram Feature Lets You Hide Old Photos Without Deleting Them [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => new-instagram-feature-lets-you-hide-old-photos-without-deleting-them [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-05-30 10:40:56 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-05-30 14:40:56 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=78757 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 78708 [post_author] => 47253 [post_date] => 2017-05-24 13:23:54 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-05-24 17:23:54 [post_content] => The competitive spirit between Snapchat and Instagram continues to be alive and well, as both of the social media platforms introduced new features this week.Instagram has introduced algorithmically curated stories. Essentially, Instagram shows the user specific stories in a specific order based on hashtags and locations. Oddly similar to Snapchat's search feature for stories, the Location Stories and Hashtag Stories will string together cohesive clips from users entirely dependent on the algorithm.Snapchat's algorithmically based search feature has received criticism since the unfiltered content included insensitive snaps regarding topics like the crisis in Syria. Like Snapchat, since Instagram will not only be featuring lighthearted stories but also ones based on world events or tragedies, they will likely run into the same problem.Snapchat, however, took another step in front of Instagram by introducing custom stories.[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohN8cv7nUmA[/embed]Custom stories will allow any user to create their own communal Snapchat story, add to it and curate who can contribute and who can see it. There is also a geographic element that can be used if the story creator only wants people in a certain location to be able to see the snaps.Consistently neck and neck with one another, Snapchat and Instagram seem to both be ahead in some ways and behind in others. Snapchat wins in innovation almost every time and Instagram follows suit. Instagram, however, is outnumbering Snapchat in users. Most recent reports state that Instagram Stories has reached 200 million daily active users, and Snapchat has 161 million daily active users. Only time will tell who will truly come out on top, that is, if there's simply not room for both. [post_title] => The Instagram vs. Snapchat Battle Continues With Introduction of New Features [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-instagram-vs-snapchat-battles-continues-with-introduction-of-new-features [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-05-24 14:07:25 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-05-24 18:07:25 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=78708 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 78519 [post_author] => 47251 [post_date] => 2017-05-16 16:58:51 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-05-16 20:58:51 [post_content] => Snapchat is starting to look a bit weathered. The seismic boom the company enjoyed a few years ago seems to be wearing off, as other social media platforms *cough-FACEBOOK-cough* have moved in, taking advantage of how they got popular to steal their users. Most recently, Instagram announced that it has more active users of its Stories feature than Snapchat, and now, they've come back for a second bite of the apple. As of today, Instagram Stories allow you to add filters to your face using augmented reality, a strikingly similar feature that was a driving force behind Snapchat’s rise to success. The selection is a bit bland, but doubtless that more will come in the future. But that's not to say it won't take some time before Instagram can truly compete; Snapchat’s selection has grown quite expansive, and Instagram is only just now starting to offer face filters.It's no secret that Instagram and Snapchat have gone back and forth for a while, but Snapchat needs to make some serious alterations. The app has lots to offer, but everything that made the app different when it launched is now being used against it by other platforms. Snapchat came out of nowhere in 2014 and has since enjoyed as much as 17 percent growth each quarter, consistently drawing in new, young audiences. The app is still showing signs of growth, currently gearing up for live, perishable content streamed directly through its platform, but profits are starting to show losses. Even its recent launch of its IPO is being called a "huge flop." Surely Snapchat has its work cut out for it trying to compete with the dynamic duo of Facebook and Instagram, two of the largest social media sites on the internet. Yet they managed to stay ahead of the curve before, so it will be interesting to see if they can do it again.[via The Verge] [post_title] => Now You Can Add 'Snapchat Filters' to Instagram Stories [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => now-you-can-add-snapchat-filters-to-instagram-stories [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-05-16 16:58:51 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-05-16 20:58:51 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=78519 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 78345 [post_author] => 47243 [post_date] => 2017-05-03 14:45:20 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-05-03 18:45:20 [post_content] => DaddyOFive's Mike Martin and Heather Martin lost the custody of Mike's two children, Cody and Emma, on Monday after being accused of abusing and exploiting their kids with their YouTube pranks.The YouTube channel has gotten a lot of attention lately after one specific prank video that sparked outrage amongst the YouTube community and elsewhere. Those who have watched the video were shocked by the parents' reaction and called it abusive.Many YouTubers have taken a closer look at the channel the past week and found evidence of mistreatment toward the children in the family's other videos, especially towards Cody and Emma.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avDj4XwTXJwWhile the family published an apology on their channel and have gone on various news networks to explain themselves, the two kids' biological mother, Rose, was working with a lawyer to regain custody of her children, who she claimed were taken away from her by Mike and Heather themselves. In the video below, she credits the YouTube community for saving her children and bringing attention to the terrible home situation they were living in."It was very heartbreaking and disturbing to see my kids being abused," she said in the video.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qp6u8G8Vf8Rose said Emma and Cody are adjusting well to the change, but it's going to be a long road to recovery. They are in midst of a "deprogramming stage," and she said they will need future counseling and family counseling to get them all on track. So far, Cody has been slightly struggling with the transition, but Emma has had an easier time bouncing back. 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