Our 2023 forecast of “Trends in Media”

2022 has been full of newsworthy media events: Twitter’s saga (see The Chief Twit) The disruption of social media platforms like BeReal and Mastodon (read what about Mastodon?) The continuous growth of live streaming with the increased popularity of Twitch. But unfortunately, there have also been political key events that have impacted the media environment. […]

The split: is Twitch upsetting its golden goose?

A few weeks ago, Twitch announced that their revenue distribution for streamers would change from a 70/30 split from paid subscriptions to a 50/50. The paid subscriptions on the platform start at 4.99$. It allows subscribers to reward and support their favorite streamers while accessing exclusive content. However, it also means creators’ cut would decrease […]


A shift towards the creator’s economy

Since the pandemic, many companies have drastically changed their operations due to the boom of e-commerce, videoconferencing, and the availability of digital infrastructures. Many working environments have integrated working-from-home policies or implemented remote job opportunities. McKinsey & Co acknowledges these events, which also presents the consultancy’s vision of working after COVID-19. The report has other […]

Going back to authenticity

A new platform has disrupted the social media environment. A few months ago, “BeReal” started to fight the artificiality of social networks, and users couldn’t be more excited about it. Despite being launched in 2020, it didn’t gain recognition until mid-2022. As the name suggests, the platform claims to connect with “your friends for real.” […]

The last media hit of Elizabeth II

On the 8th of September, Buckingham Palace announced that the Queen, Elizabeth II, had passed away “peacefully” at her residence in Scotland. That afternoon and the following day, Britain and many nations worldwide would pay tribute to her figure and honor her legacy. Because of the longevity of her reign and the interest that she […]

Clubhouse’s death is Twitter’s gain

Despite the hype surrounding Clubhouse earlier this year, the platform is slowly dying in favor of its tech mogul competitors. Its invitation-only structure and its iPhone-based design (at first,) Clubhouse has been a victim of its own success—the app will disappear, but what it brought won’t. And while the app’s numbers become stagnant, the other […]


NFTs or how to collect on the Internet

In March, a new buzzword took hold of social media—non-fungible tokens (NFTs). NFTs, assets verified by blockchain, were suddenly everywhere, and artists were trying to figure out how to take advantage of the wave. Some managed to make eye-popping gains from selling their digital art through NFTs, and soon, media outlets, musicians, and even Jack […]