Anonymous Mode and Minecraft Rockstars
"we will adopt your baby"
Cardi B's 'Hot Shit' — which has yet to be released — is on its way to save summer; Kendrick Lamar wore a custom Tiffany crown of thorns to perform at Glastonbury; Charli D’Amelio is reportedly dating Travis Barker’s son (look, this is big Gen Z news, ok?); and Facebook is banning people who say they will mail abortion pills.
THE ROCKSTARS OF MINECRAFT ARE GIVING TEENS SOMETHING TO ROOT FOR ONLINE, nbcnews
VidCon was reletively quiet this year; the Dream SMP panel, however, was not. As a…not-gamer, it’s hard to distill this in just a few sentences, but let me try. The Dream SMP is a private Minecraft survival multiplayer server run by Dream. Minecraft, released in 2009, is one of the best-selling games of all time. The popularity of the panel, which was attended by mostly women, girls and nonbinary people, signaled that Dream SMP has become more than a Minecraft storytelling medium or a streaming phenomenon.
INSIDE THE SHAKEUP AT MARC JACOBS, bof
Marc Jacobs has come a looong way from 2017, when the future of the label was in question and his relevance had all but evaporated. These days, his fans aren’t just scouring vintage stores and resale sites for rare pieces from his Spring/Summer 1998 collection; they’re also buying new Marc Jacobs, in the form of baby tees from Heaven, the youth-driven sub-line designed by art director and digital star Ava Nirui, and tote bags from the main collection.
GEN Z IS MORE PRO-ABORTION THAN ANY OTHER GENERATION—AND THE SCOTUS DECISION HAS THEM MAKING PLANS, cosmopolitan
According to a new YouGov survey commissioned by Cosmo, 2 out of 3 Gen Z members identify as pro-choice, 20% higher than the national average, and 1 in 6 Gen Zers they would consider getting their tubes tied or having a vasectomy in response to the Roe v. Wade decision.
PERIOD-TRACKER APPS AIM FOR ANONYMITY FOLLOWING ROE V. WADE DECISION, wsj
Well, this sure is complicated, isn’t it? Developers of period trackers are working on ways to anonymize user data, but there’s no easy fix. Flo announced it will “soon” launch a feature called “Anonymous Mode,” and Natural Cycles, one of the first period tracking apps around, said that while their “goal” is to make it so no one can identify the user, it is a real technical challenge.
SOCIAL MEDIA APP BEREAL PROMISES REALITY. WITH FOOD, THAT’S NOT EASY., wapo
On BeReal, the anti-Instagram of sorts, you’ll find things you don’t see on other apps. ”Empty crawfish shells held by stained fingernails. Hastily made midnight snacks blurred by a shaky camera. Snapshots of that awkward period after ordering at a restaurant, minus the food.”
One last thought: