Most kids want to grow up to be influencers, but YouTubers say it's not all it's cracked up to be

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  1. mood

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    Most kids want to grow up to be influencers, but YouTubers say it's not all it's cracked up to be
    September 7, 2019
    https://www.businessinsider.de/youtuber-top-career-choice-for-us-kids-teens-2019-8?
     
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    Most kids. How sad.
     
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    What a sad world but I believe that's what we get with a world full of electronics now-a-days. :(
     
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    There was a movie from 2006 called Idiocracy - it might have been a prophecy rather than a work of fiction.
     
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    It's what happens when parents rely on social media and smartphones as babysitters.
     
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    Christine Sydelko, a YouTuber with 1.3 million subscribers, decided to quit the internet for good because being an influencer is ‘such a trivial job’
    September 12, 2019
    https://www.businessinsider.my/yout...delko-quits-internet-calls-it-trivial-2019-9/
     
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    The online influencer bubble may be starting to burst
    Consumers are wising up to paid product endorsements
    October 21, 2019

    https://www.techspot.com/news/82429-online-influencer-bubble-may-starting-burst.html
    WSJ: Online Influencers Tell You What to Buy, Advertisers Wonder Who’s Listening
     
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    86% of young Americans want to become a social media influencer
    November 8, 2019
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/social-media-influencers-86-of-young-americans-want-to-become-one/
    Morning Consult: "The Influencer Report - Engaging Gen Z and Millennials"
    (PDF - 2.92 MB): https://morningconsult.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/The-Influencer-Report-Engaging-Gen-Z-and-Millennials.pdf
     
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    YouTube's burnout generation
    December 27, 2019
    https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/27/youtube-burnout-generation/
     
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    Rather disappointing that algorithms determine who gets to show us what content.
     
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    This has always been true of any job. We used to have TV repairmen. Dialing 0 used to get you a live operator. Nobody has knocked on my door to sell me a set of encyclopedias in decades. Any job is subject to disappearing at any time as life changes. These folks aren't special any more than anyone else ever has been.
     
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    What's your address? Have I got a deal for you.
     
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    A printed copy of Wikipedia? :argh:
     
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    Influencers 'being offered thousands for sex'
    January 20, 2020
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-50828386
     
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    As YouTube Traffic Soars, YouTubers Say Pay Is Plummeting
    April 13, 2020
    https://onezero.medium.com/as-youtube-traffic-soars-youtubers-say-pay-is-plummeting-30dc1ba444db
     
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