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The top 30 young people in digital media: Nos 10-1

The Guardian’s 10 trainee digital journalists invited Alex Hern and Matt Andrews from the Guardian, and BuzzFeed’s editorial director Jack Shepherd to help choose the most exciting people under 30 in digital media. Here’s their top 10

(1) Farea Al-Muslimi (2) Jamal Edwards (3) Dina Toki-O (not pictured) (4) Sorted Food (5) Hannah Wolfe (6) Jim Waterson (7) Mosa'ab Elshamy (8) Hannah Hart (9) Jerome Jarre (10) Cara Ellison 

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Brooks Newmark, Sophie Wittam, in a Mirror

Brooks Newmark, Sophie Wittam, in a Mirror #MenPosingAsWomenOnline #StolenPhotos #SundayMirror

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On 31st May 2014, a Sunday Mirror journalist set up a Twitter account. For the profile pic, he used a Swedish model’s, Malin Sahlén. He did not ask her permission. Men who pretend to be women online rarely do.

Last year Markus Frind, founder of the world’s biggest dating site “Plenty of Fish”, shut down the PoF’s casual sex section because though 3.3 million people in the UK were using it daily…

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TV In Iowa Is Completely Unwatchable Due To The Political Adverts

This is what happens when you spend an hour in an Iowa hotel room wading through political TV ads. BuzzFeed UK’s Jim Waterson is in the US for the primary season.

Watching TV in Iowa has become completely insufferable, due to the non-stop barrage

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As a British person in Iowa, nothing quite prepares you for the sheer overwhelming nauseating sensation of high-powered and completely contradictory political messages being chucked out of the TV screens every 30 seconds during the caucus season.

In the UK we have tight restrictions on politicians buying adverts on TV and radio: they can’t. Instead, each political party gets a handful of five minute slots provided to them by public broadcasters during election periods, during which they produce boring and worthy films that no one watches or gives a damn about.

In the space of an hour there were at least 17 political adverts, many of them running side-by-side with directly contradictory messages, sometimes beside identical messages from associated super PACs, and sometimes just repeatedly hammering the same message until any sane person would want to turn off the TV.

First up: an advert about how people love Bernie Sanders, soundtracked by Simon & Garfunkel’s « America ».

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You can tell they love Bernie because the signs say « We Love Bernie ».

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This cuts to a shot of a small child stealing an animal, all in the name of politics.

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TV In Iowa Is Completely Unwatchable Due To The Political Adverts

This is what happens when you spend an hour in an Iowa hotel room wading through political TV ads. BuzzFeed UK’s Jim Waterson is in the US for the primary season.

Watching TV in Iowa has become completely insufferable, due to the non-stop barrage of TV ads.

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As a British person in Iowa, nothing quite prepares you for the sheer overwhelming nauseating sensation of high-powered and completely contradictory political messages being chucked out of the TV screens every 30 seconds during the caucus season.

In the UK we have tight restrictions on politicians buying adverts on TV and radio: they can’t. Instead, each political party gets a handful of five minute slots provided to them by public broadcasters during election periods, during which they produce boring and worthy films that no one watches or gives a damn about.

In the space of an hour there were at least 17 political adverts, many of them running side-by-side with directly contradictory messages, sometimes beside identical messages from associated super PACs, and sometimes just repeatedly hammering the same message until any sane person would want to turn off the TV.

First up: an advert about how people love Bernie Sanders, soundtracked by Simon & Garfunkel’s “America”.

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You can tell they love Bernie because the signs say “We Love Bernie”.

TV

This cuts to a shot of a small child stealing an animal, all in the name of politics.

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