Cartier Handbags and Summer Camp
"obsessed with old people stuff"
The teens continue to electrify the 2022 French Open; a compelling case for “summer camp for all”; Gen Z has finally discovered Kate Bush; and what's Yubo, the 'Tinder for Teens' social networking app used by the Uvalde school shooter?
IS SOMEWHERE GOOD THE FUTURE OF SOCIAL MEDIA?, thecut
I’ve been seeing this app popping up around my Instagram — you’ve probably seen it on yours too — and I’m super eager for its launch.
There are no followers, no likes, no personal feeds or profiles beyond the very basics: name, pronouns, location, and photo. Currently, the app includes four “worlds” that users can choose to enter: Artist Rituals, Communal Care, Radical Library, and Deep Discourse.
SIDECHAT WANTS TO BE COLLEGE STUDENTS’ MAIN CHAT, nyt
This new-ish app, where users log in with university-affiliated email addresses and write anonymous posts that are visible only within their school community, has racked up downloads at universities including Harvard, Cornell, Tufts, and Columbia.
WILL THE ‘SCHOOL-SHOOTING GENERATION’ CHANGE POLITICS?, nymag
There are multiple indicators that younger millennials and members of Generation Z, who have grown up experiencing regular trauma from mass shootings, especially in schools, could make gun violence a bigger issue in the political discourse.
CAN’T AFFORD THE DIAMONDS? CARTIER AND BULGARI HAVE HANDBAGS NOW, voguebusiness
Two of the world’s best-known jewelers are targeting a share of the lucrative handbag market — in hopes of luring in young Gen Z customers. (Specifically wealthy Gen Z customers. Cartier handbags are priced upwards of $2,000 — less than Hermès and Chanel purses, to be fair, but obviously not a casual purchase.)
VINTAGE LOVERS WITH A DOLLAR AND A DREAM, nyt
Orion Kamphefner, 22, who uses the pronouns they and them, was looking for doilies and found a negligee they were considering bringing back to their roommate. “I’m obsessed with old people stuff,” they said. “Our house looks like two 80-year-olds live there.”
One last thought: