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Welcome to a blog about social media and culture that doesn’t reference T**** or the U* E******* once! You’re welcome. Instead, we’re discussing the best film from 2004, nudes, the D’Amelios and wilderness explorers…

The TikTok you need to watch: 13 Going On 30

13 Going On 30 is known for so many things. The thriller dance scene. Razzles. The dollhouse. The six chicks (hey baby Ashley Benson). The impossibly fantastic casting of Christa Allen as a young Jennifer Garner (so good they also shared a role in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past).

Christa Allen celebrated Halloween this year by recreating some of Jenna’s greatest looks on TikTok – and yes, it’s that dress. Check out her whole TikTok account for a fantastic throwback to the best film from 2004. YES, it is better than Shrek 2. Don’t @ me.

The policy change we love to see: Instagram’s nudes

After a campaign lead by model Nyome Nicholas-Williams, Instagram has changed its nudity policy! Photos where naked breasts are cupped, hugged, or held are no longer banned by the pornographic algorithm filter.

The algorithm was heavily criticised by Nyome after similar images from Emily Ratajkowki and Kylie Kenner were not removed from the site, with Nyome stating that the algorithm was racially biased.

Nyome’s campaign launched in August, using the hashtag #IWantToSeeNyome, and to date around 1,500 posts have appeared on Instagram (most of them including women cupping their breasts).

Let’s raise a glass to body positivity, shutting down racially biased algorithms and the freedom to cup your breasts and share them with the world. Huzzah!

The influencer family we’re keeping up with: The D’Amelios

Just as we lost the Kardashians, we gained the D’Amelios. Yay? I guess.

Of course, we’ve not actually lost the Kardashians, we’ve only lost Keeping Up With The Kardashians, nine-time winner at the Teen Choice Awards, zero-time nominee at the Emmys.

This means, apparently, that there’s a gap in teen viewing schedules. Enter: The D’Amelios. The family made famous by TikTok have landed their own reality TV show.

There are plenty of parallels to draw between the Kardashians and D’Amelios, but perhaps the most interesting difference is how they became famous. The D’Amelios owe their fame and TV show opportunity to social media. The Kardashians, not yet household names but certainly not unknown, started filming their TV show three years before Instagram was born.

The formula to TV and TikTok are obviously hugely different. We can’t help but wonder – will the D’Amelios be able to hold our attention for more than 60 seconds?

The post you need to see: WeRateDogs

WeRateDogs is nothing new, but if you haven’t heard of it, it is the purest, sweetest, best Twitter account in the world. It’s exactly what we all need this month. Today’s top pic is this wilderness explorer. I’m not crying, you’re crying ?


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