Balenciaga Avatars and Gen Z’s Nancy Meyers
“BIMBOS, RISE 💖‼️”
THE PERSONAL BRAND IS DEAD, theatlantic
The youngest adult generation and the most online generation is frustrated with being surveilled and embarrassed by attention-seeking behaviors. This has instigated a retreat into smaller internet spaces and secret-sharing apps, as well as a mini-renaissance for Tumblr, where users rarely use their full names.
MEET THE SELF-DESCRIBED ‘BIMBOS’ OF TIKTOK, nyt
#BimboTok is a space where comedians and creators mix makeup tips with articulations of left-leaning politics. Bimboism is the antithesis of the mode of feminism that was dominant in the 2010s, a kind of hyperambitious you-can-have-it-all feminism that can be summed up by the label “girlboss.”
TIKTOK SEES EXODUS OF INFLUENCERS FROM UK SHOPPING SERVICE, pymts
Citing low pay, long hours and inferior products, TikTok influencers in the United Kingdom have begun leaving the platform’s eCommerce program. TikTok Shop debuted in the U.K. in 2021, the first time the service had been made available outside Asia — the idea being to bring live shopping to TikTok’s 1 billion users, with brands and influencers selling during live broadcasts.
META BRINGS LUXURY FASHION TO WEB3 THROUGH BALENCIAGA, PRADA, THOM BROWNE PARTNERSHIP, hypebae
Ngl, when I saw this news, my first thought was, wait, Meta has avatars??? I can’t imagine that many people use them (though I could be wrong!), and I can’t imagine that the people who do have them would be willing to spend their real money on digital Balenciaga. (But again, I could be wrong!)
MICROSOFT FINDS GEN Z IS REDEFINING THE IDEA OF WORK HUSTLE IN AND OUTSIDE THE OFFICE, cnbc
Some interesting research c/o Microsoft: Almost two-thirds of Gen Z Americans have started, or intend to start, their own business, and nearly half of Gen Z, about 48%, have “numerous side hustles.”
COLLEGE SPORTS’ ‘KING OF NIL’ IS RACKING UP ENDORSEMENT DEALS AT A SMALL HBCU, forbes
The self-proclaimed King of NIL is not a Crimson Tide signal-caller, nor is he an LSU Tigers cornerback. He’s a track-and-field athlete and running back who has played 11 career games for Norfolk State, a small, historically Black university on the Virginia coast.
One last thought:
Garga.eth @CryptoGargaIn our conversations with Noah, we learned that his vision for Punks and web3 as a whole aligns with our own. We’re excited to announce Noah will be joining the Yuga team in July to help lead CryptoPunks.