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Three-quarters of Gen Z have taken up new hobby after seeing content on social media
Gen Z are turning to the likes of TikTok and Instagram to learn new hobbies, such as creating portraits of pets, roller-skating – and bubble nails, a fingernail art technique.A poll of 1,500 18-25-year-olds found nearly three-quarters (72%) have been inspired to take up a new interest as a direct result of watching clips on popular social media channels.Of those with a new hobby, over half (53%) spend at least four hours a week watching them on their smartphones – equating to a total of 208 hours per year.Videos of past times and content such as ASMR, tie-dying and ghost-hunting have a loyal following among young adults, as do “how-to” clips featuring meditation, photography, and extreme make-up.It also emerged four in ten have gone behind the camera themselves to share their hobbies on social media.The study was commissioned to mark the launch of the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G, whose spokeswoman, Annika Bizon, said: “After two years of various lockdowns where our creativity could have been stifled, it’s no surprise we’ve seen an increase in awesome and unconventional hobbies coming from this generation.“This audience craves expression, turning to social media outlets like never before, to watch, create, and share their content.”Of those who post their own content relating to their hobby on social media, 86% said it has been well received – so much so, they’ve seen their number of followers increase by 21%.Key motivators for sharing include showing off their new skills (26%), personal enjoyment (25%), and connecting with others (24%) – while 23% do it to learn new things.A fifth said it took them three months to perfect their hobby content, to ensure followers would like it.And on average, content creators spend an average of
Armie Hammer true crime special by Discovery+ and ID to explore accusations and family's dark past
The alleged crimes and scandals involving Armie Hammer and generations of his wealthy family will be the subject of a true crime special a year after the controversial actor'scannibalism controversy and accusations of rape.ID and Discovery+ announced a slateof true crime specials, original series and reboots including one centered around the Hammer family according to Variety on Wednesday.The special - which is tentatively titled House Of Hammer - will examine the scandals over five generations of the Hammer family as the actor is the great-grandson of oil tycoon Armand Hammer. Interesting:The alleged crimes and scandals involving Armie Hammer (seen in November 2020) and generations of his wealthy family will be the subject of a true crime special years after the controversial actor's cannibalism controversy and accusations of rape According to the weekly, the special will use 'a trove of archive and interviews from survivors and family members.'It will also investigate 'a dysfunctional dynasty with its male characters exhibiting all the devastating consequences of privilege gone wild.' The strange past of the Hammer family was unearthed in a Vanity Fair expose last year in March 2021 which claimed many of the men going back five generations have been known to have 'a dark side.'It provides a backdrop to Armie's life before leaked messages said to be from the actor surfaced in January 2021 showed him claiming to be '100 percent a cannibal' andseveral women spoke out accusing him of emotional abuse and violent sexual escapades.