Rich Vloggers – Theme Killer http://themekiller.me/ Mon, 16 May 2022 05:03:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://themekiller.me/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/default.png Rich Vloggers – Theme Killer http://themekiller.me/ 32 32 How much money do YouTubers make? Kevin Samuels Death Prompts Questions https://themekiller.me/how-much-money-do-youtubers-make-kevin-samuels-death-prompts-questions/ Fri, 13 May 2022 13:58:52 +0000 https://themekiller.me/how-much-money-do-youtubers-make-kevin-samuels-death-prompts-questions/ Credit: Kevin Samuels/Facebook UPDATE: 9:45 a.m. ET, May 13, 2022 AAs more information is released about the death of controversial YouTuber Kevin Samuels, more questions seem to follow. Multiple reports claimed Ortensia Alcantara, 32, was with the polarizing relationship guru in his Atlanta apartment during his final moments. TMZ got the 911 call from Thursday’s […]]]>

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UPDATE: 9:45 a.m. ET, May 13, 2022

AAs more information is released about the death of controversial YouTuber Kevin Samuels, more questions seem to follow. Multiple reports claimed Ortensia Alcantara, 32, was with the polarizing relationship guru in his Atlanta apartment during his final moments. TMZ got the 911 call from Thursday’s tragic incident, where the young woman could be heard struggling to administer CPR to Samuels after he turned blue in the face from chest pain.

“I just have to give her CPR,” said Alcantara, who identified herself as a nurse. “Yes! [I need an ambulance] It’s Kevin-f*cking-Samuels.

Later in the chilling recording, Alcantara pleaded with Samuels to remain conscious as she frantically urged the dispatcher to send medical aid and a defibrillator.

“Come on Kevin, you get it, just try to breathe,” she shouted. “Come on, think of your mother. Think about your daughter.

Unfortunately, EMS officials arrived to find Samuels passed out on the floor of his apartment. The 57-year-old social media personality was rushed to hospital in Piedmont where he was later pronounced dead. Alcantara reportedly spent the night at Samuels’ house before his death, but it’s unclear what his relationship with the star was.

Was Kevin Samuels really a man of great worth?

Naturally, social media lit up with comments after the news. Some rejoiced at the critical dating advice coach’s untimely demise, while others expressed sympathy and grief. Some people wondered if Samuels was really living the ‘high-value’ lifestyle he preached as the Dirt publication revealed the life coach reportedly lived in a relatively affordable luxury rental apartment in Buckhead. Was he really collecting the salary of a man of great worth?

Social media personalities are notorious for attracting millions to YouTube and Instagram of their followers and Samuels had tons of fans logging on to watch his misogynistic and toxic streams daily, many of which aimed to demolish the self-confidence of black women. . Samuels has garnered over 1.2 million followers on Instagram and 1.45 million subscribers on YouTube. Over the past year, her YouTube page has exploded over her interviews with black women, criticizing their dress sizes and publicly embarrassing them while discussing topics such as “Modern women are average at best” and ” Women should let men use them.”

Despite all his internet fame, YouTube pundits and bloggers still question his net worth.

Houston attorney Dennis Spurling has taken to YouTube to defend his late friend, calling rumors that Samuels was broke a barefaced lie and that he is in fact dead, ‘rich AF’.

“They’re trying to create a negative stereotype that he was broke,” Spurling said. “The truth is that Kevin Samuels had amassed more value than some of these media publications that make these stupid claims.”

Spurling also mentioned that Samuels had significant offers on the table before his death.

“Kevin Samuels turned down a $10 million podcast deal because he already had it and he knew he could do it ten times over.”

So how much money did Samuels actually make from gossiping black women? The numbers aren’t entirely certain, but we can make some guesses based on the available statistics of YouTubers and their potential earnings. (This only takes into account YouTube revenue. It’s impossible to know how much money Samuels made from other businesses)

How much does a YouTuber earn with 1 million subscribers?

According to Kamper Power, on average, a YouTuber with 1 million subscribers can earn around $60,000 a year from ad revenue if they regularly post content. That would mean Samuels could have earned around $5,000 a month. Not too bad for shaming women online.

According to Business Insider, two metrics are used to calculate revenue on the social media platform – “the CPM rate, or how much money advertisers pay YouTube for 1,000 ad views, and the RPM rate, which is the revenue a creator earns per 1,000 video views after YouTube’s shutdown.YouTubers reportedly earn 55% of every dollar paid by advertisers.In addition to ad revenue, popular video vloggers often make wads of cash from other sources associated with the platform, including merch, channel membership fees, and Super Stickers, a feature that allows viewers to pay their favorite YouTuber to have their comments pinned to the site. live chat.

Just to put it into perspective, 9-year-old Ryan Kaji, who is believed to be the highest paid YouTuber, reportedly earned 29.5 million in 2021 on his popular channel Ryan’s World, where he reviews children’s toys. At the time, he had about 24 million subscribers. Today, the young vlogger has 32.5 million subscribers.

Similarly, YouTube finance star Andrei Jikh earned $1.6 million from advertising revenue in less than three years. Currently, it has 1.99 million subscribers. This would therefore imply that Samuels could have earned almost a million dollars from his controversial videos over time.

How much do Instagram influencers earn?

Popular influencers with one million followers can earn around $670 per post, according to personal finance website Nerd Wallet. Money flows fairly easily to those sponsored by big brands, but social media stars like Samuels often raked in the dough by giving his followers badges where they could essentially tip for his crazy content. Big name Instagrammers also monetize their videos through ads and merchandise. The formula seems quite simple. The more you post and the more subscribers you can get, the more money you make.

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Jammu Heritage Festival heralds a fresh start for Ramnagar https://themekiller.me/jammu-heritage-festival-heralds-a-fresh-start-for-ramnagar/ Thu, 12 May 2022 06:14:57 +0000 https://themekiller.me/jammu-heritage-festival-heralds-a-fresh-start-for-ramnagar/ Part of the Government of India’s Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Jammu Heritage Festival saw its second stop at Ramnagar Fort in Udhampur on May 5, 2022. The event included activities such as long heritage walks, recitals poetry and stories, musical performances by Sufi and rock groups. and popular folk dances. Local celebrities also took […]]]>

Part of the Government of India’s Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Jammu Heritage Festival saw its second stop at Ramnagar Fort in Udhampur on May 5, 2022. The event included activities such as long heritage walks, recitals poetry and stories, musical performances by Sufi and rock groups. and popular folk dances. Local celebrities also took part in the events.

The festival was organized in collaboration with the Udhampur district administration and the Archaeological Survey of India. Udhampur – and Ramnagar Fort, in particular – formed the perfect backdrop for this festival, with their glistening natural views, beautiful weather, mouth-watering cuisines and rich history and heritage.

People from different professions and walks of life – tourists, students, locals, vloggers, journalists and agents from various departments – thoroughly enjoyed the event. There was also an element of novelty since it was the first time that such an event had been organized here. Locals and youths have expressed hope that Ramnagar will figure prominently on the tourist map of India thanks to the efforts of the tourism department.

The event, which eventually saw a crowd of around 10,000, was marked by a heritage walk by various dignitaries, while the history of Ramnagar Fort was told by Shivdev Singh, the President of the Ramnagar Heritage Society. Many now hail this momentous event as a new beginning for Ramnagar.

The previous stage of the festival had already taken place at Bhimgarh Fort, Reasi. According to the Hindustan Times, Vivekanand Rai, Director of Tourism of Jammu, said the main aim of organizing these events is to promote heritage tourism and put the state firmly on the heritage map of the country.

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Commentary: John A. Tures—Help High School Graduates, Double Scholarships https://themekiller.me/commentary-john-a-tures-help-high-school-graduates-double-scholarships/ Wed, 11 May 2022 06:19:33 +0000 https://themekiller.me/commentary-john-a-tures-help-high-school-graduates-double-scholarships/ A few years ago, American children were getting beaten up for making stupid choices about their future. Whether these preferences are real or fake, my current discussions with high school students reflect bright, mature kids ready to make real contributions in the fields of health, business, and law. Let’s help them serve our communities by […]]]>

A few years ago, American children were getting beaten up for making stupid choices about their future.

Whether these preferences are real or fake, my current discussions with high school students reflect bright, mature kids ready to make real contributions in the fields of health, business, and law.

Let’s help them serve our communities by doubling the Pell Grants, something that helps those dream jobs come true.

Before the pandemic, a slew of news reports claimed that polls showed most American kids preferred to be YouTubers or vloggers, compared to Chinese kids who preferred to be astronauts or teachers. A YouTuber claimed to have discovered that 95% of children want similar internet fame. These articles included statements of sadness and woe, crying for America’s future.

But as my research methods students know, we scrutinize soundings as meticulously as biologists dissect dead animals for research. As it turns out, only five options were offered: Astronaut, Teacher, Vlogger/YouTuber, Professional Athlete, and Musician. The teacher was the second choice of children aged 8 to 12 among American children, which is not always mentioned in the articles. Some of these jobs are barely publicized in China, a place where conformity is enforced, and many kids want to please their parents more than their independent-minded American counterparts.

While recruiting for my college, I visited high schools in Georgia and Alabama. I’ve been to college fairs, talked to classrooms and visited canteens, talked with high school students about their future and major and career choices. I attended municipal schools and high schools in the countryside. I spoke to young men and women of all races and ethnicities. And you’ll be happy to know that none of these unscientific polls have been remotely confirmed. In fact, I have yet to meet my first aspiring vlogger or future YouTuber.

Here is what I found. There were many children who wanted to become doctors, nurses, biologists and scientists. Next on the career list were teachers and coaches, and many hoped to do both. Third, there was the law, but not the “go after everybody and get rich” types. Like many of my political science students at LaGrange College, they hope to become prosecutors or legal psychologists. Others hope to be defense attorneys or run legal aid clinics to help the poor.

Is it the pandemic that has changed the game, influencing high school choices? Or is it the fact that students 10 years older than respondents would make more mature study and career choices. Either way, the future looks very bright, not just for these smart kids, but also for the communities they hope to serve.


There were carpenters and cosmologists, and some passed right by our table. Yes, we need those who are learning a trade. But evidence shows that two out of three jobs will require college-level or equivalent experience and training, and that percentage is growing. Yet percentages of Americans with a college degree are less than half that number, which will affect our economy and immigration if this problem is not addressed.

“Many higher education organizations, including the American Council on Education, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, have called for doubling the Pell Grant,” writes Donald E. Heller, Provost of the University. of San Francisco, in The Conversation. “It would be an important step for the Pell Grants to cover as many students today as they did a generation or two ago.”

To give kids a chance to achieve their dreams, help our economy, and fill those college grad positions, let’s find the best way to help them on their way, by doubling the Pell Grants.

John A. Tures is a professor of political science at LaGrange College in LaGrange, Georgia. He can be reached at jtures@lagrange.edu.

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What happened to wanting to become a scientist? A doctor? A lawyer? https://themekiller.me/what-happened-to-wanting-to-become-a-scientist-a-doctor-a-lawyer/ Tue, 10 May 2022 11:03:20 +0000 https://themekiller.me/what-happened-to-wanting-to-become-a-scientist-a-doctor-a-lawyer/ WHEN I was young, I was repeatedly asked what I would like to be when I grow up. I almost always told everyone that I wanted to be a scientist because some days I also wanted to be a pilot or an astronaut. My sister wanted to be a doctor, but she discovered that the […]]]>
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WHEN I was young, I was repeatedly asked what I would like to be when I grow up. I almost always told everyone that I wanted to be a scientist because some days I also wanted to be a pilot or an astronaut. My sister wanted to be a doctor, but she discovered that the medical field was not for her, so she decided to become a lawyer. It was difficult for her to finish law school, but it all paid off when she passed the recent bar exams. And no one could have been prouder than our whole family.

Today ask a child what they would like to be when they grow up and you will always hear familiar answers, but many will also say they would like to be influencers or vloggers on YouTube or another media platform. social. Not that there’s anything inherently wrong with these dreams, but it kind of reflects the kind of society we’ve become. And I’m embarrassed.

Influence currency is no longer based on reputation and credibility built over time, but on what’s popular right now. And ad agencies encourage this type of behavior by emphasizing engagement rates and reach, more than integrity built over time. Is this wrong? Not entirely. But it begs to be reconsidered in the face of the growing number of kids dreaming of becoming the next influencer or famous vlogger. What happens when every kid’s anthem is “When I Grow Up?” of the Pussycat Dolls? What then becomes of our society? I know that’s an exaggeration, but are we all letting our kids get famous?

Some people would say it’s a generational problem and baby boomers have pushed gen X and millennials to a point where they had to fix what they blamed baby boomers for ruin. And in doing so, they have become independent and self-sufficient. So much so that they think they can do everything by themselves, that they forget that they are part of a community beyond their age group. I’m all for labels and defining generations, but only to the extent that it helps us understand how to work together. It should not be used to excuse bad behavior or unprofessional conduct. Today people are more interested in what they can get out of it than how they can help their group or community. We seem to have forgotten that we are all in this together and that our actions impact our communities.

This “me” mentality has permeated every facet of everyday life and even seeped into the mindset of other generations. Think of the Karens in the United States who challenge socially accepted behavior and insist on what they want because they believe it is their right to do as they please. Or the mainstream politicians in the last election who used every conceivable form of misinformation just to retain or regain power. When people fall victim to these lies, the whole country suffers. Also notice that the Karens and traditional politicians have one thing in common: they do whatever they can to get what they want at any cost because they think they have a right to it. Is this the kind of society we want?

There is a popular story about Margaret Mead, an anthropologist who gave an interesting answer to a question about what she believed to be the first sign of civilization. She replied that it was a thigh bone that was broken and then healed.

In ancient times, if a person broke their leg, they easily became food for other animals because they could not easily escape predators. But one healed person indicated that someone took the time to care for that person. She went on to say that “helping someone else through hardship is the starting point of civilization.” What makes us civilized is our ability and desire to help others.

In a way, this resembles Jean Jacques Rousseau’s concept of a social contract where obedience is subsumed to the general will or the common good. In its simplest form, the social contract means being part of a community of shared values ​​and interests. The common interest of the group is followed, which also means that if a leader usurps his power, people have an obligation to rebel and defend the common interest. In this way, both the ruler and the ruled have a duty to protect the social contract that supports the common good.

What bothers me is how individualism has corrupted the way some people view their communities. Instead of means to build it, they see their communities as a means to an end: to be more popular, richer or more influential. And it hurts me when I hear a kid say they want to be an influencer or a vlogger because they think these people earn so much in such a short time. They think it’s a shortcut to their dream of becoming famous and rich. But in reality, influencers come and go as soon as the next “best” influencer arrives. So what would happen to those that have reached their expiration date in the blogging/vlogging landscape? What do we teach our children that they aspire to be famous and influential more than to be productive members of society?

The values ​​we hold on to and the values ​​we teach our children reflect the kind of people they want to be when they grow up. If we don’t lay a good foundation for the next generation, everything will fall apart. But if we build a community that depends on each other and improve everyone’s ability to help others, we form a foundation that can support the next generation of lawyers, teachers, nurses and other professionals who serve the common good. Your current job may not reflect your childhood dream, but I hope it reflects the same childlike hope to make a difference to help others.

Image credits: Aqviews on Unsplash

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The rise of video essay https://themekiller.me/the-rise-of-video-essay/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://themekiller.me/the-rise-of-video-essay/ Would you spend eight hours watching a chess video from Victorious, the Nickelodeon show that featured a young Ariana Grande from 2010 to 2013? How about almost 14 hours in total on the series as a whole? Even if you didn’t want to, over five million people did. An additional 3.6 million people spent an […]]]>

Would you spend eight hours watching a chess video from Victorious, the Nickelodeon show that featured a young Ariana Grande from 2010 to 2013? How about almost 14 hours in total on the series as a whole?

Even if you didn’t want to, over five million people did. An additional 3.6 million people spent an hour and 15 minutes watching a video about the Brony subculture of My Little Pony. More than six million people tuned in to watch a two-part series totaling nearly five hours on the TV show Pretty little Liars.

Since YouTube was launched as a platform in 2005, countless video trends have been born and died there: daily vlogs, challenge videos, the era of collaborations with every British YouTuber imaginable. “I started my first YouTube channel in 2012,” says Amanda Gordon, video essayist and NYU student of the amandamaryanna channel. “I found these lifestyle creators, beauty gurus, and I really liked this content, so I thought, “Oh, I will too. So I was doing things like Outfit of the Day videos and stuff like that.

Short-form video content has been winning over the masses since Vine launched in 2013. TikTok now has more than a billion users less than six years after its 2016 launch, and it’s inspired imitators like Instagram Reels and YouTube Shorts. However, longer form content is trending more on YouTube since the platform decided to prioritize watch time when applying ads to videos.

Of course, long-form content on the platform isn’t new: Shane Dawson, the now-disgraced king of YouTube, was posting multi-part docuseries videos that were over an hour long in 2019. Lindsay Ellis, to whom some creators credit as one of the first video essayists, was making long-form commentary videos in 2016. When the pandemic began in March 2020, demand for content to consume skyrocketed. Streaming services have seen their usage increase; subscriptions on streaming platforms exceeded one billion in 2020. It makes sense that the same thing is asked of content creators on YouTube: give us more.

Maia, or Broey Deschanel on YouTube, says she started seeing longer videos popping up in her recommended tab during quarantine. She had already started making commentary videos in 2018 after watching creators like Lindsay Ellis, but she says that “around 2020 is when I felt like the video essay community started to proliferate. , that long essays have become more of a thing”. Gordon started making longer videos after he started distance learning in 2020. “I got into more scripted content, because I couldn’t really do college vlogs anymore, and it all stopped,” says -she.

The appeal of longer videos for creators is simple: you have time to flesh out a point. “You can give context to what you’re talking about,” Maia says. “In shorter form, you have to cut to the chase. With a longer format, you’re kind of able to contextualize things, give counter-arguments, whatever. Incorporating film clips and exterior footage is common in video essays, especially media ones, she adds: “You can kind of play around with the medium and the format. I think the longer form kind of allows for that.

For the viewer, longer content can provide welcome background noise during mundane activities like cleaning their room or doing their homework. Hailey Elizabeth, who on her eponymous channel mainly covers conspiracy and true crime content, says that like podcasts, the longer videos are “easier to digest, and it’s much easier to listen to as background noise, rather than ‘a television show or movie’. where you have to stay engaged all the time.

In an interview with Vox, Madeline Buxton, head of culture and trends at YouTube, said that “video essays are a form that has lent itself particularly well to pop culture because of its analytical nature…We We’re starting to see more and more creators using video essays to comment on growing trends on social media. They serve as a kind of real-time internet historians by helping viewers understand not just what a trend, but the larger cultural context of something.

Gordon also sees YouTube as a platform that can be more educational for viewers than others. “It’s not like Khan Academy,” she laughs. “But you know, you can find something new, or you’re exposed to new ideas.” She also credits TikTok for being a place of inspiration for social media: “YouTube is a way to dig deeper into topics you might come across on TikTok that you can only analyze on TikTok so far because it has shorter deadlines.”

Elizabeth also believes that through her channel, she is opening doors for her future career. “I was going to college to make movies, so we always had to upload our shorts to YouTube,” she explains. “It’s a really good stepping stone: if you want to start a podcast or a TV show or if you want to get into the film industry, YouTube is a perfect way to get there.” Maia agrees and calls YouTube “the future of film criticism.”

The biggest cultural shift regarding YouTube has been related to how the mainstream media has discussed it. What was once a cultural joke – the idea that a bunch of kids were making videos thinking it would make them rich – or a moral panic about kids wanting to be influencers when they grow up has started shifting to the general recognition of content creation as a ‘real job’ “A few years ago, being a ‘creator’ or an ‘influencer’ was kind of a dirty word,” says Elizabeth. “A lot of people didn’t really like that label. Now people aspire to be that. I think that’s really cool. You become your own boss. You can creatively express yourself however you want. I feel like that’s a very good thing.”

The biggest misconception about being a YouTuber, all three agree, is the idea that it’s quick and easy money. It’s neither. Videos can take days to properly research and edit, and everyone says don’t expect to make money the second you start uploading videos. Then there are the issues with the platform itself.

YouTube’s copyright policy has plagued many creators on the app and penalized video essay creators, who often use external video clips and material to create their videos. “The reason things are copyrighted, even if it’s fair use, is because companies have realized this is a great opportunity to make money,” Maia explains. “YouTube allowed them to do that, so they kind of protect everything left, right, and center.” She notes that video essays are “the most difficult videos to monetize” due to their reliance on outside clips and says that “almost all” of the copyright claims she has received have been unfair.

“I just need YouTube to get some rest,” she laughs. “If a video is obviously not trying to plagiarize a work, that’s pretty clear.”

It’s too early to tell if video essays will stick around on YouTube like other video trends, and while some creators have embraced hour-long videos, some creators still aren’t ready to follow suit. “My average video is probably between 45 minutes and an hour long,” says Elizabeth. “It’s a really comfortable length for me; I get everything I need to say there. This length suits me perfectly.

“I don’t even know what I would talk about for eight hours,” Gordon says of the Victorious deep dive. “I started watching it and I was like, ‘Honestly, I can’t believe I’m watching this.’ It’s crazy for me.

How long did she survive? “At least half of that of five o’clock,” she said. “I don’t know if I’ll finish it though.”

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Disney guest shocked by cast members, ‘It loses magic, I wish it hadn’t’ https://themekiller.me/disney-guest-shocked-by-cast-members-it-loses-magic-i-wish-it-hadnt/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 18:54:36 +0000 https://themekiller.me/disney-guest-shocked-by-cast-members-it-loses-magic-i-wish-it-hadnt/ I was just at Disney and I’m not shocked by this series of events. Mind you, when we went, COVID was still in motion, but Disney was almost fully open (some hotels were still not open) and FULLY packed with people (I say this very deliberately, due to selection and choice of what cause to […]]]>

I was just at Disney and I’m not shocked by this series of events. Mind you, when we went, COVID was still in motion, but Disney was almost fully open (some hotels were still not open) and FULLY packed with people (I say this very deliberately, due to selection and choice of what cause to push for).

What we noticed almost immediately. The “app,” as referenced in this article, was glitchy at best. To the point where we canceled a booking within the required timeframe, only to find it hadn’t been cancelled, and then had to argue with someone why we should be refunded our booking fee (or basically not charged a no-show fee). When we arrived at the hotel (Caribbean), we purposely had adjoining rooms, but only one room was clean and ready at check-in time. The other…wasn’t ready until 8pm that night (imagine that joy with two small children and a mother-in-law). I’ve observed several incidents of yelling with cast members and masks, to the point where a family (the whole family) was pulled off a ride, quite abruptly and rudely.

What I found overall is that there is an arrogance to the parks and that “everyone should know it’s Disney”. This is not surprising as I have been exposed to their higher ups on other topics, and let’s just say it’s clear that attitude matches behaviors. What you most likely see with the cast members and staff is the lack of leadership, the positive treatment, and generally the exhaustion and frustration themselves.

Bottom Line….I didn’t think this was the happiest place on Earth.

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What it’s like to be a P-pop fan vs a K-pop fan https://themekiller.me/what-its-like-to-be-a-p-pop-fan-vs-a-k-pop-fan/ Sun, 24 Apr 2022 11:10:32 +0000 https://themekiller.me/what-its-like-to-be-a-p-pop-fan-vs-a-k-pop-fan/ Manila, Philippines – If you still think that P-pop is just a cutthroat sucker for its overseas counterparts, then you’re not paying attention. These local bands have redefined the Pinoy pop scene in recent years, even taking the genre to greater heights and uncharted territory. For the staunch supporters of these P-pop groups, it’s unfair […]]]>

Manila, Philippines – If you still think that P-pop is just a cutthroat sucker for its overseas counterparts, then you’re not paying attention. These local bands have redefined the Pinoy pop scene in recent years, even taking the genre to greater heights and uncharted territory.

For the staunch supporters of these P-pop groups, it’s unfair that these talented artists are seen as cheap imitations by people who don’t even give the genre a chance.

“We always say, support local or love local, but some people selectively love local,” M, a 31-year-old fan of P-pop group BINI, told Rappler.

The majority of these P-pop fans are, in fact, also fans of international music, especially K-pop and J-pop, and they have actually come to appreciate P-pop more because it has been able to showcasing Filipino culture through a popular genre.

“I was a K-pop fan before, so I’m not new to fangirling anymore. Oftentimes, I envy South Korean fans because they don’t really need to go out of their way and budget to see their idols perform,” Lulu, a fan of P-pop group Press Hit Play, said. “I was craving our own idol groups with the same timbre, execution and stage presence. I crave bands that have the K-pop vibe.

Although she has seen P-pop groups inspired by K-pop groups, Lulu admitted that she hopes locals will showcase local culture and have their own flavor and sound. “I was skeptical at first, but ended up loving their sound and the other ways they can help show our rich culture and talent to the world.”

Filipinos and their world-class talent

We do not deny that there are similarities with K-pop and J-pop, especially in terms of the performances of the artist. There are flashy outfits, intense choreography and powerful songs,” said Shai, a fan of P-pop group SB19. “Even the P-pop groups and the staff behind them all sing their praises for the success of K-pop across the world.”

What K-pop has done is an admirable feat, the culmination of years of hard work and generations of talent. And for P-pop fans, such success is not a hit in the dark for Pinoy pop. “Filipinos are known for their world-class talents. Of course, we are famous for our biritera singers, but that doesn’t mean we can’t and don’t want to wow the world with what these Pinoy pop bands can deliver as well,” Shai added.

M also pointed out that Pinoy pop has always been present; it has simply evolved over the years. “When I was younger, I loved dancing to Sexbomb Girls songs, buying their albums and watching their shows. They started P-pop with other groups, as early as the 2000s. -pop are better known here in our country as “P-pop idols”.

Rise P-pop!

At this point, you should be living under a rock if you still haven’t heard of P-pop songs. With artists like SB19, MNL48, BGYO, BINI, ALAMAT and many more, the genre encompasses quite a wide range.

“I met SB19 in September 2019. They introduced me to P-pop. I was really happy to see that a group from the Philippines could show me the same dedication and talent that we see in K-pop “said Jadi, a 17-year-old fan of P-pop groups SB19, KAIA and G22. “I saw new P-pop groups coming up and became really passionate about being a talent fan. Filipinos who motivate and promote Filipino culture.”

“It warms my heart to see Filipinos supporting Filipino artists like they never have before. And as a P-pop fan living abroad, the P-pop community brings me closer to home” , she added.

Honey, a 21-year-old fan of P-pop group 1st.One shared that the steady growth of P-pop is “overwhelming on a high note…. It’s fun to see fans come together and cheer on every P-pop group they love.

Cher, a 44-year-old fan of P-pop group Press Hit Play, recalled that her friends didn’t know of any P-pop groups before. “But right now, I’m even going to hear them hum/sing a certain P-pop song. Before, most of the YouTube reactors of P-pop groups were Filipino vloggers. But over time, P-pop songs uploaded on YouTube are flooded with foreign reactors.

Clar, a 16-year-old fan of P-pop group Press Hit Play, also pointed out that the genre now has such a huge and regular following that it even deserves an event of its own, citing the recently concluded 2022 PPOP CON convention. . “It’s surreal to see how the P-pop community has thrived from its roots…. It shows that there is definitely a group of people out there who are willing to support this genre and the artists within it.

The life of a P-pop fan

Being deeply modeled on the machinery of K-pop, it is therefore not surprising that even Pinoy pop fans are picking up some practices from their foreign counterparts. Most fanbases prepare a series of activities – such as streaming projects, social media boosts, charity events, donation campaigns, to name a few – to show their support for the groups that ‘they represent.

And for those Filipino P-pop fans, that’s where the difference lies: knowing that they’re doing it for their fellow Filipinos.

“Supporting Filipino artists makes me even prouder to be Filipino,” Jadi said. Shai echoed the sentiment, “I am proud to support such talented Filipinos. I am proud to see their hard work pay off and to know that they are achieving their dreams. And in the process, they are also thrusting Filipino art into the international spotlight.

Compared to fans of foreign artists, these P-pop fans share that they found more satisfaction in showing support for a fellow Filipino. “I can identify with them more. They don’t feel like those unreachable celebrities because I resonate with the stories they tell. I see myself in them,” Shai added.

For Clar, sharing the same language plays a big role in this relatability. “Jokes, sarcastic remarks and jokes made by idols are easier to understand because we share the same humor/pop culture in the country.”

Besides relatability, accessibility is also another benefit of supporting a local artist. For these P-pop fans, they had several opportunities to see their artists live. “The most satisfying part is being able to sing and chant with the crowd in your own language,” Lulu added.

Cher said it was rewarding to celebrate her band’s milestones: “Seeing them achieve their dreams as artists, hearing their songs on radio stations, watching them perform on national television, knowing that your idols appreciate all of your efforts to support their group.”

Knowing that they are part of the success of their group, these fans are pushed to be more respectful and protective of their artists. “Perhaps it’s because we don’t put them on a pedestal that we know where our limits are. Some of us are lucky enough to have face-to-face and online interactions with our idols, but that doesn’t make us feel like we have a say in their decisions,” Shai said.

She explained that while minor conflicts are inevitable in every fandom, the P-pop community in general is goal-oriented: “As fans, we all want these groups to get the recognition they deserve.” – Rappler.com

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The power of youth https://themekiller.me/the-power-of-youth/ Fri, 22 Apr 2022 01:00:00 +0000 https://themekiller.me/the-power-of-youth/ Pakistan has a population of 220 million, of which 48 million (22%) are young people between the ages of 18 and 30. In the 2018 elections, with 100 million registered voters, only half (50 million) exercised their right to vote. Therefore, the number of young people eligible to vote in the next election is roughly […]]]>

Pakistan has a population of 220 million, of which 48 million (22%) are young people between the ages of 18 and 30.

In the 2018 elections, with 100 million registered voters, only half (50 million) exercised their right to vote. Therefore, the number of young people eligible to vote in the next election is roughly equal to the total number of votes cast in the 2018 election. If young people decide to exercise their right to vote in a larger numbers, they can make a big difference in the outcome of the next election.

In the 2018 elections, the PTI obtained 17 million votes, obtaining the most votes (32%), followed by the PML-N with 13 million (24%) and the PPP with 7 million (13%). All the other parties were far behind. Even the MQM, which usually flexes its political muscles, got only 750,000 votes (1%) but managed to get a proportionately higher number of seats (6) because its vote bank is concentrated in the two largest towns in Sindh.

With the current heated political imbroglio, young people are now much more aware of the political situation. They are participating in jalsas in greater numbers than ever before and they are more concerned about the future of Pakistan. In addition, the population is growing at a rate of 2% per year, which adds four million young people of voting age each year. Therefore, in the last four years alone, 16 million young people have been added to the electoral pool. It is now an energetic crowd exercising its right to speak out and participating in ever-increasing numbers in political rallies. There is no prize for guessing which party or leader young people are leaning towards and who they will vote for.

In Pakistan, those who decide have not yet realized the power of youth. These people belong to the generation of baby boomers (those born before 1965) while today’s world is led by Generation Y (millennials) and Generation Z, who were born in the age of information technology. . This generation is driving the world today, whether in politics, technology or entrepreneurship.

Many Western democratic countries are now led by young leaders from Generation Y: Sebastian Kurz, the Austrian Chancellor, is 35; Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of Finland, is 36; Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand since 2017, who won the hearts of the Muslim world, is only 41 years old. However, this should in no way be equated with the brand of young leaders of underdeveloped countries like Pakistan, and other monarchies and dictatorships, who were born with a silver spoon in their mouths and inherited their positions . They may not have the real experience of facing or solving the challenges of a free society where people vote on issues, past performance and credibility. Most young Western leaders rose through the ranks and received votes based on their qualifications, credibility and performance.

Similarly in the world of entrepreneurship and technology, Jeff Bezos started Amazon when he was only 30 years old and is considered the richest man in the world with more than 200 billion dollars. Elon Musk started Tesla when he was 33 and is worth over $170 billion.

Beyond the world of entrepreneurship and technology, the disruptive power of social media is influencing the way young people make decisions. Today, the world of Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube influencers is driving the trend. Vloggers like PewDiePie with over 100 million YouTube subscribers influence the way Gen-Y and Gen-Z think and act. Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson with over 250 million Instagram followers (more than the votes Biden and Trump got combined) could announce his candidacy for President of the United States. When Cristiano Ronaldo with 307 million Instagram followers removed the Coke bottles in front of him at a recent press conference, Coke lost $4 billion of its stock value.

Pakistan is catching up fast, with over 61 million internet users in January 2021, and an increase of over 11 million (21%) between 2020 and 2021 alone. At this rate, one can easily assume that it There are currently more than 76 million Internet users today, or more than 70% of the population if we do not include those aged 0-14.

In Pakistan, as in developed countries, young people are the biggest users of social media, which influences their decision-making. 65% (143 million) of the population are Facebook users while 10% (22 million) are YouTube users. The most popular mobile application for communicating and posting videos, images and links is WhatsApp which has over 46 million users. WhatsApp posts go viral and videos are transmitted around the world within minutes. In the world of politics, Twitter is commonly used by more than 20% (44 million) of the population. Among politicians, Imran Khan leads all others with over 16 million followers, Shehbaz Sharif is next with 5.8 million and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has 4.5 million followers. Meanwhile, social media news channels are giving mainstream TV news channels their money’s worth.

The future belongs to the youth who will influence the path that Pakistan should follow. Recent events have demonstrated that young people have taken matters into their own hands to save Pakistan from corrupt and incompetent rulers. They will certainly cast their vote in the next elections in far greater numbers to choose the right leadership and reject the Pakistani purana.

The author is a former senator, and former president of HEC.

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Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets (2022) Review https://themekiller.me/fantastic-beasts-dumbledores-secrets-2022-review/ Tue, 19 Apr 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://themekiller.me/fantastic-beasts-dumbledores-secrets-2022-review/ It’s hard to get really excited about the Harry Potter (or whoever you ask, the Wizarding World franchise) in 2022. Not just the bloated second Fantastic BeasIt doesn’t film an all-time drop in quality, but writer and creator JK Rowling can’t shy away from the big headlines for all the wrong reasons. And now casting […]]]>

It’s hard to get really excited about the Harry Potter (or whoever you ask, the Wizarding World franchise) in 2022. Not just the bloated second Fantastic BeasIt doesn’t film an all-time drop in quality, but writer and creator JK Rowling can’t shy away from the big headlines for all the wrong reasons. And now casting issues are changing characters and continuity on the fly: it’s a real mess. Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets makes no concerted effort to save the recent confluence of madness.

Actors Dan Fogler and Mads Mikkelsen will give it a try though. The former is still having a lot of fun as the audience’s stand-in and resident human Jacob: and arguably the only cast member who seems visible that he’s happy to be there. Mikkelsen, a consummate professional, does well, taking over from Johnny Depp, and bringing to life a less hammy, more menacing, and more vulnerable version of arch-villain and precursor to Voldemort, Gellert Grindelwald.

This once-promising series, which started out as a silly foray into “the old days of Harry Potter” with actual fantastical beasts (and pre-2020 JK Rowling), slowly became a convoluted and cynical attempt to unite the two. timelines and sell more Harry Potter. Blu-ray discs. The Crimes of Grindelwald did him a disservice; stumbling over itself, creating a whole bunch of plot holes, weak connective tissue, and unanswered questions, many of which the third film doesn’t attempt to resolve.

Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets is much less of a train wreck compared to its predecessor…”

In this spirit, Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets is much less of a train wreck compared to its predecessor: not that it’s a big bar to jump. While there are plenty of annoying macro-lore breadcrumbs to the film’s detriment, they’re less prevalent. There are more fantastic places to give Secrets of Dumbledore a sense of scale (and boost the budget to potentially franchise-ending levels), and popcorn (which has become a specialty of director David Yates), there is a degree of show Harry Potter fans will generally appreciate.

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There’s a huge disconnect between the seriousness of what this stark new universe has become and the excitement of parts of the film that are clearly meant to evoke joy. To coin a phrase: the wizarding world has lost a lot of its magic and can’t rely on a sympathetic cast (including Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson) to carry it across the finish line.

We are a long way from “Dumbledore has a brother?!” with Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets, having almost as much of an impact as the writers room supposed, and the finale is a calamity of precipitous anticlimactic events. Ultimately, not even Mads Mikkelsen can topple this franchise. If there is any hope of righting the ship, WB must take control away from David Yates and JK Rowling.

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New pre-registration rewards revealed for Harry Potter: Magic Awakened https://themekiller.me/new-pre-registration-rewards-revealed-for-harry-potter-magic-awakened/ Mon, 18 Apr 2022 16:56:08 +0000 https://themekiller.me/new-pre-registration-rewards-revealed-for-harry-potter-magic-awakened/ Today, Warner Bros. Games and NetEase Inc. unveiled new pre-registration rewards for the MMO Harry Potter: Magic Awakens, coming in 2022. To celebrate the release of Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secretsplayers can also pre-register to receive an exclusive in-game card pack including Beasts of the film once the game is released. In Harry Potter: Magic Awakensplayers […]]]>

Today, Warner Bros. Games and NetEase Inc. unveiled new pre-registration rewards for the MMO Harry Potter: Magic Awakens, coming in 2022.

To celebrate the release of Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secretsplayers can also pre-register to receive an exclusive in-game card pack including Beasts of the film once the game is released. In Harry Potter: Magic Awakensplayers will learn spells and charms that can be cast in duels and battles with monsters.

Harry Potter: Magic Awakens is inspired by the Baby Manticores introduced in the movie, and the in-game Baby Manticore summon card is much more powerful when the two are put together. According to the developers, witches and wizards who encounter a baby Manticore may find themselves overwhelmed by an entire aggressive swarm. The Niffler, a magical beast with fluffy fur, helps witches and wizards restore their magic points by searching for treasure in the game with its long snout.

Niffler

Harry Potter: Magic Awakens is set to launch globally later this year for iOS and Android. It will be the latest title from Portkey Games, the label dedicated to creating wizarding-inspired mobile and video game experiences that put players at the center of their own adventure. Some other features include collecting over 80 Spell Cards and exploring Hogwarts with your broomstick. Players can also duel 1v1 and 2v2. Players are encouraged to build their deck and bring companions before entering Dueling Club.

As for the movie, Dumbledore’s secrets received mixed to average reviews according to Metacritic scoring a 47 on the site. CNN and the Los Angeles Times both gave it negative reviews, with CNN specifically saying they wanted the film to be made into a television series instead of a movie. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore, out April 15, is the 2016 sequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The strategy game is free to play on mobile, PC and Mac, but it doesn’t have a set release date at the time of writing.

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