Taylor Lorenz Technology Reporter
  • New York
  • The New York Times

Taylor Lorenz is a technology reporter at The New York Times covering internet culture.

65 Articles
11 months ago
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When Axel Webber Was Rejected from Juilliard, TikTok Stepped In

The 22-year-old actor documented his audition process for the world to see and became a star along the way.

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12 months ago
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Birds Aren’t Real, or Are They? Inside a Gen Z Conspiracy Theory.

Peter McIndoe, the 23-year-old creator of the viral Birds Aren’t Real movement, is ready to reveal what the effort is...

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about 1 year ago
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Party Shirt Is Here to Bust That Viral Life Hack

The duo has found fame on TikTok with a mix of music, food reviews and debunks.

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over 1 year ago
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She’s the Investor Guru for Online Creators

Li Jin, 31, began backing creators years ago. She has raised her own fund to invest in influencer-related start-ups.

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over 1 year ago
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OnlyFans Says It Is Banning Sexually Explicit Content

The company is the latest digital platform to crack down on such material. The site became a source of income for mil...

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over 1 year ago
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Now Going Viral: Meeting Online Friends in Real Life

Marissa Meizz became a TikTok meme after her friends excluded her from a birthday party. She decided to do something ...

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over 1 year ago
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Text Memes Are Taking Over Instagram

Fueled by Gen Z, text-heavy meme posts, often paired with nonsensically unrelated pictures, are turning the photo and...

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over 1 year ago
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The App With the Unprintable Name That Wants to Give Power to Creators

Fed up with the imbalance between online influencers and brands, Lindsey Lee Lugrin and Isha Mehra created a platform...

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over 1 year ago
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To Fight Vaccine Lies, Authorities Recruit an ‘Influencer Army’

The White House has teamed up with TikTok stars, while some states are paying “local micro influencers” for pro-vacci...

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over 1 year ago
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Job-Hunters, Have You Posted Your Résumé on TikTok?

Feeling limited by LinkedIn, some Gen Z-ers are now applying for jobs using TikTok résumés. Employers are paying atte...

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over 1 year ago
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Facebook plans to pay creators $1 billion to use its products.

The social network has been trying to pry influencers away from TikTok and YouTube.

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over 1 year ago
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Hello, Content Creators. Silicon Valley’s Investors Want to Meet You.

The online influencer culture is starting to draw serious interest from big venture capital firms. But the real money...

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