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Summer Social Media Trends

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A curated collection of can’t-miss news from this week, including 2021 social media trends and more. Sign up to get the TURNER Weekly Download in your inbox.

TikTok Job Hunt

LinkedIn, watch out. Gen-Z has begun using TikTok as a job-hunting platform. The New York Times’s Taylor Lorenz reports: “In modern job searches, tidy one-page résumés are increasingly going the way of the fax machine. That may be accelerated by an app known for viral lip-syncing and dance videos, which is popularizing the TikTok résumé.”

Travel Apps For 2021

The travel world changed massively in the past year-and-a-half. And it’s still changing! With people getting back in the travel swing of things this summer, our smartphones have become even more important for exploring responsibly. These apps will help you stay safe and sane during your vacations this year.

Fleeting Fleets

Farewell, Fleets — we hardly knew you. Twitter is shutting down the feature, which allowed users to post “expiring” tweets that would only be viewable for 24 hours. The Verge has the deets on Fleets: “Starting on August 3rd, users will instead just see active Spaces — Twitter’s live audio chat rooms — at the top of their timelines. And the composer for traditional tweets will be updated with more camera editing features from Fleets, like text-formatting and GIF stickers over photos.”

Cashing In On Facebook

Facebook is making creating content for the social network (and Instagram) worth creators’ time. “We want to build the best platforms for millions of creators to make a living, so we’re creating new programs to invest over $1 billion to reward creators for great content they create on Facebook and Instagram through 2022,” Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook. “Investing in creators isn’t new for us, but I’m excited to expand this work over time.”

Weekly Moment of Zen

Simone Biles’ signature stunts to watch at the Tokyo Olympics.