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Lucy Blakiston on Social Media as News

Lucy Blakiston on Social Media as News

By Gemma Styles

This week on Good Influence we're talking about social media as news; communicating effectively with a global audience, the difficulty of separating individuals from their platforms and not being ashamed to admit we care about all sorts of different things.

Lucy, from Sh*t You Should Care About, is one of three founders of the popular Instagram account, which has amassed over 3.5 million followers and has branched out into a whole multimedia platform, including a daily newsletter and multiple podcasts. Sh*t You Should Care About keeps subscribers up to date keep subscribers up to date on new and noteworthy events around the world, and has carved out quite a niche by mixing hard news with a strong and proud lean into pop culture, fandom and light-hearted daily polls.

If you want to learn more, here's where to find Lucy and her recommendations: 

Instagram: @shityoushouldcareabout

Twitter: @SYSCAbout



Something to read: The Shit You Should Care About Daily Newsletter

Something to watch: Schitt's Creek

Something to listen to: Harry Styles' music / Hard Fork Podcast


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