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Ninja Wants a Change Made to Twitter to Make Following Easier

Published: 20/Jul/2018 22:58 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Vincent Genova


Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has a suggestion for Twitter that would make it easier to follow someone based on a single tweet.

The popular Fortnite streamer has almost 3 million followers of his own on Twitter, but finds following others a little too difficult right now.

His suggestion is to make better use of the drop down arrow in the top corner of a tweet, which features options like ‘Share Via” and bookmarks, but has no option to follow the author of that tweet.

Others were quick to point out that a follow button is displayed on desktop, but Ninja was referring to mobile specifically.

In order to follow someone on a mobile version of Twitter, you need to click through to their profile from the tweet, where you can find the follow button.

Ninja’s idea would remove the profile step, bringing it more in line with the desktop browser version of Twitter.

Ninja has over 256 million views on Twitch and has the most subscribers on the platform at over 100,000.

He was recently invited to the ESPY’s, an awards show that honors the world of sports, where he played Fortnite with NFL player David Bakhtiari.

Do you agree with Ninja’s proposed changes to the way a follow happens on Twitter, or do you prefer having to look at a profile first anyway?


YouTubers & influencers congratulate Halsey on pregnancy announcement

Published: 28/Jan/2021 0:45

by Theo Salaun


Singer-songwriter Halsey is pregnant – and social media, from influencers and YouTubers to countless fans, has lit up with congratulations for the beloved cultural sensation.

Ashley ‘Halsey’ Nicolette Frangipane is an American singer-songwriter with Grammy nominations, Billboard accolades and, above all else, a feverish social media following. Known for her activism and eclecticism, the musician has become a cultural icon with fans across the world.

That variety of fans is not restrained to just social media stans, either, as the singer has apparently amassed a ton of appreciation from fellow influencers. Some of the biggest names from YouTube and social media have popped up congratulating her, nestled between messages from the 36.9 million followers Halsey boasts throughout Instagram and Twitter. 

Posting a “surprise” Instagram carousel of baby bump pictures, the 26-year-old’s comment section is filled with verified check marks sending their love and joy. From established models (and fellow activists) like Emily Ratajkowski to YouTube superstars like James Charles, the support has been nothing short of overflowing.

In the replies to Halsey’s viral IG post, influencer Gabbie Hanna was joined by TikTok legend Addison Rae by sending an ecstatic “congratulations” message. Singer Olivia Rodrigo, whose “Drivers License” track has gone viral on TikTok, joined in too, but wasn’t satisfied with just one message.

In all caps (the pinnacle of excitement), Rodrigo sent a “YESSSS” before following up with a “SENDING U SO MUCH LOVE.”

Similarly uppercased, Charles chimed in with a reply that seems to concisely echo the sentiments shared by all of Halsey’s fans and friends: “CONGRATULATIONS AHHH.”

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Aside from being happy about the idea of a mini version of Halsey entering the world, close fans are likely well-aware of how meaningful the moment is for her. The singer has been candid about her past with infertility and her desire for a child, as a 2015 miscarriage prompted the song “More” on her Manic album.

In the wake of such a harrowing history with the desire to bear a child, the news of Halsey’s pregnancy is certainly cause for celebration. Caps-locked congratulations are most certainly in order and few, influencers and fans alike, have held back in rejoicing with the singer and her boyfriend, screenwriter Alev Aydin.

“More,” too, can now be played with added joy. Some of its more expressive lyrics take on a new dimension, as a foreseeing welcome to her baby: “And when you decide it’s your time to arrive, I’ve loved you for all of my life.”