Content creators are taking to social media with anti-recommendations for their audiences in response to the way TikTok prompts constant consumption. Starting primarily with beauty products, this new trend reflects people looking to spend more carefully during times of economic crisis.
Max Hurd is an influencer and creative consultant.
Megan Carnegie is a journalist and editor. She has written for Courier, Time Out, Guardian Weekend, Creative Review, The Telegraph, Evening Standard, and more. Outside of work, she can be found reading, running, and killing off her houseplants.
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