For those of us who have internet connection, we often turn to social media for news and entertainment to de-stress when things get too much. Likewise, several influencers and creators have made their content suitable to the current climate without being tone-deaf. (No, #maskmakeup tutorials and cursing at workers on flatscreen TVs don’t count.)
Here are the types of quarantine content that’s come out in the last few weeks. Let these inspire you to create content that’s not insensitive or undermines other people.
Delivering the news
Late-night hosts like Trevor Noah and John Oliver have all decided to do their shows at home. They’re still delivering the news, the only difference is that they don’t have a live audience and they’re sitting on their couches (save for Oliver whose setup still looks like an empty studio) and posting content on YouTube.
Meanwhile, vloggers like Philip DeFranco are also doing his usual news roundup and even holding interviews with doctors regarding the COVID-19 situation in the US. He also said in one of his videos that they’ve paused production for their podcast to let his staff work from home.
Beauty vloggers are still doing tutorials, reviews and beauty challenges whenever they can to keep their subscribers entertained. NikkieTutorials and Patrick Starrr even did beauty studio tours to give fans a another perspective into their life.
Wholesome pet content
Kitten Lady on YouTube has been posting short videos of the kittens and puppies she’s been fostering while in quarantine. One is an ASMR video featuring a days old kitten to “calm your spirits.”
Several personalities have utilized Instagram Live and Facebook Live to interact with their followers and even perform. Recently, artists like Ben&Ben and The Backstreet Boys had live performances to entertain their fans and do donation drives for frontliners.
If you’re looking for funny content, some “RuPaul’s Drag Race” queens have been going on IG Live to talk with their fellow contestants, sometimes while doing over-the-top drag looks.
There have been new lo-fi playlists popping up for staying indoors and helping people relax—even Will Smith joined the trend.
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