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      Everyone Knows That: can you identify the lost 80s hit baffling the internet?

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 09:00

    Entire online communities have developed around naming this 17-second snippet of catchy pop – and three years after it was uploaded no one has solved the mystery

    It’s only 17 seconds long, and sounds a bit like 80s-era Genesis playing at the bottom of a swimming pool. But this snippet of bouncy yet sonically degraded pop has become one of the biggest and most enduring musical mysteries on the internet.

    The clip was uploaded in 2021 by someone called Carl92, who wanted to know if anyone could identify it. “I don’t remember its origin,” he wrote on a site called WatZatSong, saying he found it “between a bunch of very old files in a DVD backup … it sounds somewhat familiar to me.” But even after the 17-second sample was posted on Reddit, where the mighty pop-culture hive mind rarely fails, not a single person managed to identify the song or the artist.

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      ‘What a load of filth!’: the best Saltburn TikToks reviewed

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 2 days ago - 14:25

    Peter Bradshaw surveys the new wave of film-makers arriving at the film’s stately location, channelling Barry Keoghan’s Big Energy and capturing their granny’s reaction to the bathwater slurp

    So often, the radical cheek of TikTokers makes mainstream media look pretty dull, and so it has proved once again, with the explosion of uproarious Saltburn TikToks . These are reportedly causing deep pain to Mr Charles Stopford Sackville, owner of the 700-year-old Drayton House in Northamptonshire, which plays the stately home in question, through which Barry Keoghan finally does his groovy nude dance to Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Murder on the Dancefloor.

    Stopford Sackville got a generous fee for letting them film there and knows the parents of director Emerald Fennell, but is still now miffed at TikTokers killing his groove by straying off the public footpath close to his estate, insolently filming and telling other commoners how to get there and gawp. These TikToks are now part of the three great Saltburn TikTok genres: Tourist Hoi Polloi, Self-Own Upper-Middle-Class Dance Cosplay and Horrified Reaction, in which elderly relatives are filmed recoiling in horror at the bathwater scene. So here are some of the more notable efforts:

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      PinkPantheress review – deft mashups from TikTok star who stepped seamlessly into real life

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 3 days ago - 11:10 · 1 minute

    Alexandra Palace, London
    The singer doubles down on her online identity, preening before 10,000 frenzied fans and holding her own against dense, pulsing arrangements

    PinkPantheress’s Capable of Love tour might be the least creative-directed pop spectacle mounted this year, and it’s all the better for it. Loosely tying into the lightly gothic conceit of her 2023 debut album Heaven Knows , the show, ostensibly, has a haunted house theme: the 22-year-old producer and TikTok star is surrounded by large ornate mirrors and dusty-looking furniture, and every few songs a menacing voice booms through the speakers to introduce another section of the show.

    But, as with Pink’s music, she cannot seem to commit to genre pastiche for more than a few moments at a time. It’s not long before burlesque dancers are swanning across the stage, dancing along to the emo-d’n’b hybrid Where You Are; later, during the feverish funky house joint The Aisle, immaculately coiffed salsa dancers take centre stage as Pink rests on a settee, happily watching. After they depart the stage, she gases them up like she’s bidding to be Strictly’s first zoomer judge: “ They ate. They ate up and down .”

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      ‘Sephora tweens’ are raiding Drunk Elephant – and we only have ourselves to blame | Van Badham

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 4 days ago - 23:00

    A TikTok video battle is now in place, with Generation Alpha firing salvoes that are met punch-for-punch by every online generation that isn’t dead

    An intergenerational war is brewing. Yes, another one.

    It seems a plague of “Sephora Tweens” have been raiding available stocks of Drunk Elephant skin treatments at the makeup shop before mature consumers can get them. Deprived, older women have declared intergenerational war.

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      How a TikTok clip led demand for 177-year-old sourdough starter to rise

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 4 days ago - 08:00

    US enthusiasts who follow the tradition of sharing dough are now receiving about 1,000 requests a week, up from 30 to 60

    “There’s an old pioneer tradition” dating from the earliest days of the colonisation of the US west, says Mary Buckingham, “that you shared your bread starter with anyone who asked.”

    Which was all very well until TikTok came along.

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      ‘We milked the hell out of it’: what happens after local food places go viral?

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 5 days ago - 16:00

    Social media sensations such as the Spudman, Binley Mega Chippy, Get Baked and Wakey Wines cope with the crowds – and the fallout

    Ben Newman, also known as the Spudman, spends as much time posing for selfies these days as he does selling jacket potatoes from his van in the middle of Tamworth.

    His shop is the latest viral sensation on TikTok and has seen people travel from all over the world to try his food – jacket potatoes with classic toppings such as butter, cheese and beans – although Newman isn’t quite sure why.

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      EU accuses TikTok of failing to stop kids pretending to be adults

      news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Monday, 19 February - 17:43

    EU accuses TikTok of failing to stop kids pretending to be adults

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    The European Commission (EC) is concerned that TikTok isn't doing enough to protect kids, alleging that the short-video app may be sending kids down rabbit holes of harmful content while making it easy for kids to pretend to be adults and avoid the protective content filters that do exist.

    The allegations came Monday when the EC announced a formal investigation into how TikTok may be breaching the Digital Services Act (DSA) "in areas linked to the protection of minors, advertising transparency, data access for researchers, as well as the risk management of addictive design and harmful content."

    "We must spare no effort to protect our children," Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for Internal Market, said in the press release, reiterating that the "protection of minors is a top enforcement priority for the DSA."

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      TikTok est accusé d’être un puits sans fond pour l’attention des jeunes

      news.movim.eu / Numerama · Monday, 19 February - 15:50

    Bruxelles va mener une enquête sur TikTok pour déterminer si le réseau social enfreint le nouveau règlement européen sur les services numériques (DSA).

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      EU opens investigation into TikTok over online content and child safeguarding

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Monday, 19 February - 15:00

    Video platform under scrutiny over potential breach of Digital Services Act, including age verification

    The EU has launched a formal investigation into whether TikTok has broken online content rules, including the safeguarding of children.

    The EU’s executive arm, the European Commission, said it had opened official proceedings against the Chinese-owned short video platform over a potential breach of the Digital Services Act (DSA).

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