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5 Things We Loved This Week

1. 24 hours offline with the VIPs of NYC TikTok

The article tagline reads "Audrey Peters and the VIP List girls are infamous for documenting their fabulous lives in Manhattan. But they’re in on the joke." But this choice take from further down the page makes me wonder; if this intentionally salty response to call two women in their 30's "old" is what arises from even the slightest, most justified criticism, how in on the joke can she be?

"When I ask her now what her reaction to the article was, she pauses. “You know what?” she says. “I loved it. I was like, these two 50-year-old women care so much about me that they’re willing to write all this? They may think I’m cheesy or stupid, but I’m doing something right.”

2. Shopify and the Hard Thing About Easy Things

This is a phenomenal inside look at the e-commerce business and the Shopify giant's false promise to us all:

"Here’s the hard thing about easy things: if everyone can do something, there’s no advantage to doing it, but you still have to do it anyway just to keep up."

3. TikTok Star Gilbert Sosa Is Building Spaces For Influencers To Make Content They're Proud Of

“I wanted to come up with a more purposeful reason to launch a content house, a big reason that brings people from different backgrounds and audiences together, so I decided that there is a correlation between philanthropy with storytelling,” Sosa, 24, told HuffPost. “I believe that uniting a group of content creators to amplify these stories to their millions of followers can make a difference in the world.”

4. The Girlboss Is Dead. Now It's Time To Kill The "Good Boss"

It’s easy to see why the girlboss was such an appealing figure; the workforce was starved for new, more equitable leadership. They were supposed to be good bosses. But what last summer’s girlboss reckoning made clear was that the girlboss wasn’t any more virtuous or ethical than her predecessors — often the very men who put the girlboss in power in the first place. In fact, the girlboss rose to the top by exploiting the perception that she came from a disempowered place, and therefore would be sure to prioritize the professional empowerment of other disenfranchised people. But it didn’t happen that way. And that’s not simply because the girlboss wasn’t a good boss — it’s because the “good boss” doesn’t exist.

5. Couch Guy and the nightmare of going viral

And finally, just a reminder for the social among us: going viral isn't a dream come true for everyone, and the people around you have a right to private lives: