BuzzFeed Launches Its First Sponsored Scripted Series, Unfortunatly Ashly, Today

Toyota is on board for female-focused sitcom

Ashly Perez wears a lot of hats. Not literally. In real life, she wears a moderate amount of trendy hats. But behind the scenes of her new YouTube series, Unfortunatly Ashly,…

Facebook Is Enlisting American Users in the Fight Against Fake News

It just revealed a handful of test features

Facebook's going to need all the help it can get to combat fake news.  With that in mind, the company is enlisting users to fight the good fight, revealing a five-part…

This Instagram Timeline Shows the App's Rapid Growth to 600 Million

It added 100 million users in last 6 months

Hashtag no filter: Instagram today revealed it now has 600 million users. The photo- and video-sharing app has been on a rapid growth trajectory, adding 100 million accounts in just the…

How Condé Nast's Food Innovation Group Plans to Take Over the 'Food Internet'

With a new studio in Brooklyn

Condé Nast's Food Innovation Group dominated 2016 in all of those areas: food, innovation and groups. FIG houses Bon Appétit (the magazine and multiple digital platforms), Epicurious (the website and app),…

YouTube Stars Tyler Oakley and Bethany Mota Are Returning to Host Summer Camp for Fans

Will be IRL counselors at Camp 17

Kids deserve a break. Between facing judgment on social media and simply trying to make it through school without embarrassing themselves (lest it goes viral), there's finally a way for…

Smosh, YouTube's Longtime Beloved Comedy Duo, Releases Second Feature Film

Q&A with the Ghostmates creators

Smosh launched on YouTube more than 11 years ago as the brainchild of two friends with a video camera and a vision. Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox started uploading their…

Snapchat's Latest Moves Are Making It Look More Like a TV Disrupter Than a Social App

Hispanic-focused Mitú is its newest Discover channel

The next-generation television company may be in your pocket. Snapchat, once pegged by the public as a social-messaging app and recently self-declared camera-based platform, is actually starting to look more…

Tinder Just Launched a Branded Podcast About Dating With Gimlet Creative

And there's only a hint of a brand behind it

How often has someone just sent you a message that said "hey"? Maybe you weren't even lucky enough to get punctuation or capitalization with it. Maybe you were the one…

How an Instagram Star With a Name Like FuckJerry Makes $30,000 Per Sponsored Post

Though not all brands may be sold on racy content

If you follow comedy or pop-culture accounts on Instagram, chances are you've come across one of FuckJerry's memes or funny jokes while scrolling through your feed. Since launching a Tumblr account…

Instagram Users Can Now Like (and Disable) Comments

Could boost engagement while curbing abuse

Everybody who's ever said something witty underneath a photo or video on Instagram will now have a way to get Insta-awarded. Today, Instagram announced users can now like user comments in…