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Elon Musk embraces new meme as Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

Published: 6/Mar/2019 9:44 Updated: 6/Mar/2019 10:12

by Calum Patterson


He might be one of the most successful businessmen in the world, but Elon Musk‘s newfound love of ‘meme’ culture is making him one of the most influential internet personalities too, after his appearance on PewDiePie‘s ‘meme review’ show.

On January 27, Musk Tweeted ‘Host meme review?’, and immediately sent PewDiePie fans crazy, as the YouTuber’s ongoing subscriber battle with ‘T-Series’ was in need of a boost.

Sure enough, on February 22, PewDiePie’s meme review episode released, and Musk was there, alongside Justin Roiland to rate the memes too.

YouTube  / PewDiePieElon Musk on ‘meme review’.

Since his appearance on PewDiePie’s popular YouTube series, Musk has been taking his new ‘memelord’ title more seriously.

He even shared a Call of Duty Zombies inspired meme the day after the meme review episode, and is now fully embracing memes all about him.

On March 6, the Tesla and SpaceX founder posted a ridiculous meme of his face superimposed over wrestler and actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

Of course, fans began responding with their own versions of this meme, of which there are many, all featuring Musk’s face placed on other people’s body.

PewDiePie has continued the trend of having guests appear on his show now, after the success of Elon Musk’s episode, with YouTuber MrBeast the latest to help host meme review.

The episode with Elon certainly helped PewDiePie stay ahead of T-Series, the Indian Production company that continues to challenge him for the number one most subscribed spot.


How to turn off DMs on TikTok

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:57

by Jacob Hale


TikTok has undeniably become a great way for people to find the content they like, make new friends and connect with like-minded people, just like any social media platform does — but you might want a bit more privacy on the app, and turning off Direct Messages might be the perfect solution.

You might want to turn DMs off for any number of reasons. You might be getting spammed, or receiving unwanted messages, and you want to block them out completely.

By default TikTok lets you share DMs with Friends on the app, or someone that you follow and follows you back.

But you can change the settings to better suit you if you don’t want to receive direct messages at all, regardless of the reason you want to prevent them.

David Dobrik TikTok page
If you’re getting unwanted DMs, it’s possible to turn them off.

How to turn off TikTok DMs

If you would prefer that you can’t be reached out to at all on TikTok, the process of changing your settings is actually really simple.

To stop even ‘Friends’ from DMing you on TikTok and closing them completely, here’s what you’ve got to do:

  1. Open your TikTok app.
  2. Click on the ‘Me’ tab.
  3. Press the three dots in the top right corner of the screen to access your Settings and Privacy.
  4. Click Privacy.
  5. Scroll down and, under the ‘Safety’ list, press ‘Who can send you direct messages’.
  6. Change the setting from Friends to No one.
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It’s very easy to turn off your DMs on TikTok.

After doing this, your direct messages will be closed off to everyone on the app, whether you follow them or not.

This is perfect if you’re getting spammed or receiving unwanted messages, especially from people you don’t know, and if you don’t want to unfollow them.

How to remove followers

As mentioned, one alternative to closing your direct messages (if you want to leave them open to friends) is by removing followers. This could mean either unfollowing the user, or removing them as one of your followers. Here’s how to do either of the above:

To unfollow a user:

  • Go to that user’s profile
  • Tap the “Following” icon
  • You should now no longer be following them

To remove a user from your followers:

  • Go to that user’s profile
  • Tap the three dots in the top right corner
  • Tap “Remove this follower”

By following any of the above steps, you can completely turn off your DMs on TikTok, or just stop certain people from reaching out to you. Please also bear in mind that, if somebody is bothering you on the platform, you should also report them to let TikTok know so they can take appropriate action.