Russian child blogger Liza Anokhina (left) is only 12 years old, but already has 2.4 million followers on Instagram. Russia counts some 40 million Instagram users, behind only Indonesia, India, Brazil and the United States. Photo: AFP

Famous at 11: child Instagramers in Russia and how they’re using Instagram and TikTok to ‘like’ their way to fame

  • Children as young as 11 years old are making a name for themselves on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube
  • Many Russian parents encourage their children to blog and post online, even sending them to classes to improve their social media skills
Topic |   Russia

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Russian child blogger Liza Anokhina (left) is only 12 years old, but already has 2.4 million followers on Instagram. Russia counts some 40 million Instagram users, behind only Indonesia, India, Brazil and the United States. Photo: AFP
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Tourists taking photos on George Town’s Armenian Street with a mural called I Want Bao by Kuala Lumpur-born artist WK Setor on the side wall of a pastry shop. Photo: Alamy

How Penang’s art scene was killed by Instagram tourists and gentrification, sparked by a single mural

  • The street art revolution that transformed the Malaysian island into a celebrated artistic hub has also caused the downfall of its arts scene
  • George Town, the island’s capital, is now full of Instagram tourists, hipsters and businesses that cater to them, warping the soul of the town
Topic |   Malaysia

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Tourists taking photos on George Town’s Armenian Street with a mural called I Want Bao by Kuala Lumpur-born artist WK Setor on the side wall of a pastry shop. Photo: Alamy
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