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10 best #dollypartonchallenge tweets we’ve seen so far

Published: 24/Jan/2020 23:14 Updated: 24/Jan/2020 23:26

by Eli Becht

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Many people have been sharing their #dollypartonchallenge photos on Twitter, and here are some of the best renditions we’ve seen so far.

If you’ve been on Twitter since January 21, there’s no doubt you’ve been seeing users post about the Dolly Parton challenge, whether you realize it or not.

Despite being 74 years old, it turns out that Parton still has quite the pull on social media, as her simple post ended up creating a worldwide viral trend.

It all originated when the country music star posted a collage of herself, featuring images she’d use as profile pictures on LinkedIn, Tinder, Facebook, and Instagram.

The idea is that you’d post something family-friendly on your Facebook, professional on LinkedIn, and something trendy on Instagram, while Tinder would open up some leeway for far more provocative images.

For example, Parton shows herself wearing a Christmas sweater on Facebook, but her Tinder picture is an image from her appearance in Playboy.

While she didn’t explicitly call it the #dollypartonchallenge, that hasn’t stopped people from running with that name as the hashtag for their own bandwagon posts. In days since, we’ve seen numerous examples of people sharing their recreations of the now-viral trend.

Everyone from esports organizations, streamers, pro gamers, and even video game companies got in on the fun. With so many different options to choose from for our list, we had to limit it to 10 – which means there had to be some snubs.

Without further ado, here are our favorite Tweets we’ve come across from the #dollypartonchallenge:

1. League of Legends

2. and 3. FaZe Clan’s Cizzors and NICKMERCS

4. Shonen Jump (Naruto)

5. Eminem

6. Miley Cyrus

7. LEGO

8. Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca)

9. Mortal Kombat 11

10. Mark Hamill

There are still many images pouring in, meaning there are bound to be more hilarious posts if you keep an eye on the hashtag. Surprisingly, we’re now three days out from Dolly’s initial photo, and the trend is still picking up steam.

With that said, it’s important to remember these social media trends don’t tend to last very long, so if you’re looking at getting in on the action, you’ll need to do so quickly.

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JakeNBake hit with DMCA strike for Kanye song in two-year-old Twitch clip

Published: 30/Oct/2020 2:19 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 3:16

by Isaac McIntyre

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Twitch star Jake “Jake’n’Bake” Abramson has revealed he could be “in danger of losing everything” he’s built on his channel after an old IRL clip from more than two years ago was hit with a DMCA copyright strike due to a Kanye West song.

The ongoing Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) drama sweeping across Twitch has spared no one from its reach. The new Twitch crackdown, which sees streamers pinged for licensed music on broadcasts, is the hot topic in the community right now.

One by one, Twitch’s biggest stars have been sucked into the DMCA drama; Imane “Pokimane” Anys was forced to delete her streaming back-catalog last week, and Michael “shroud” Grzesiek has called for stars to “unite” against the crackdown.

DragonForce’s Herman Li was also banned after DMCA flagged his own music.

Jake'n'Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.
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Jake’n’Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.

Now, the latest star to find himself on the DMCA frontlines is Jake’n’Bake. The 30-year-old IRL star is one of the Amazon-owned platform’s biggest stars. He boasts nearly 500k followers, but that may now be in danger.

Jake’n’Bake revealed on Oct. 29 that he had been hit with a copyright infringement from Twitch. The kicker? The clip in question was from a May 9 stream all the way back in 2018, which contained just mere seconds of Kanye West’s ‘Lift Yourself.’

Jake’n’Bake gets DMCA strike for old Twitch clip

“Just to be clear… this is a 30-second clip from two and a half years ago,” Abramson wrote on Twitter soon after receiving the DMCA email.

The Twitch email detailed a “claimed infringement” on Jake’n’Bake’s old 2018 broadcast, where moments of the Kanye West song can be heard. The email warned JakeNBake could have his channel “terminated” if another offense is uncovered.

“It was from an outdoor IRL stream. I probably passed by a shop, or was in a place that was playing the song in the background… I’m now in danger of losing everything,” the Twitch star continued. “How is this even realistic?”

Jake’n’Bake, who admitted on-stream soon after that Twitch is “80% of his life,” is now rushing to download and clear his video back-catalog — 13,00 past VODS worth — in an effort to avoid that next promised DMCA strike.

“The biggest thing for me, and I think a lot of people are the same, because my stuff is IRL, there’s like three years of home videos. I love that they’re all in one place, and accessible,” he explained.

“It’s not like I just played games… for me, it’s like, in my heart, all these memories, and experiences. It’s disappointing because it just got a bit more real.”

“My fear is if I counter-ping this, and it chimes like a little ‘tick’, and some computer just turns at me and goes through everything like ‘f*ck you, f*ck you, f*ck you’… and starts pinging me for everything I’ve done! Maybe I should just delete everything so that can’t get me.”

He added later, “It’s kind of nuts how this is just controlling my life now. This was two and a half years ago! I don’t really know what to do except delete everything, which just sucks. There’s nothing else I can really do.”

The DMCA drama, unfortunately, looks set to continue into the foreseeable future on Twitch, with the platform sticking to their guns on the copyright stance.

We can layout the big names hit by the wave so far ⁠— Courage, BrookeAB, Scump, Ninja, Sonii, Mongraal, Lirik… the list goes on ⁠— and there’ll likely be more caught in the crackdown soon. Twitch has yet to comment on the most recent strikes.