"How to turn your pet into a social media star" - Time Out New York
Work on finding your pet a niche, advises Edwards. “Create a clear brand for your pet, and stay authentic to it. That includes writing witty, funny copy, posting regularly and engaging with potential fans.” She adds that she’s particularly interested in pets with unique stories, like @louboutinanyc, who’s attracting heat as “the hugging dog.” My pup’s niche would probably be “the farting dog."
"WHY are people livestreaming suicides?" - Oxygen
Apart from the sheer cruelty of publicly airing a violent act, a big concern for researchers about broadcasting both assaults and suicide attempts is the risk of a contagion effect. It sounds facile, but it’s real: people who see someone commit suicide or violence against another person are more likely to do the same.
"What happens when four new yorkers try to give up their worst vice for one week" - Time Out New York
I’m a comedian, and something about the psychological impulses that drove me to be a comedian (insecurity, daddy issues, a face shaped like a LEGO head) also make social media incredibly addictive for me. When I post something funny and it gets a “like,” the emotional effect is the same as a laugh for me (even if its intention is more, Awww, isn’t it cute that she’s trying?).
"How Can you make stand up comedy out of sexism?" - New york Magazine
“Some comedians have been like, This has been like therapy for me,” Maul told me before the most recent show. She hadn’t put on her wig and mustache yet, the transformation needed to turn her into Scott Talentt, one of the hosts of D.B.D.B.D., who likes making jokes about semen that end with “GET OVER IT.” In costume, she looks alarmingly like Dov Charney.
"The Uneasy Relationship Between Mental Illness and Comedy" - Splitsider
“Are you SERIOUS?” Marc Maron asked me, presumably rhetorically, upon hearing my reason for calling him. I don’t think he was trying to be mean. It seemed like genuine disbelief. I told him that I was. That I believed — in the face of countless evidence to the contrary — that mental illness was an obstacle to good comedy and not a tool for its deployment.