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Chaotic Singles and Mugler’s Angels
talking about it on main
Chanel names K-pop star Minji of NewJeans as its latest brand ambassador; Hunter Schafer is the new face of Mugler’s Angel; and Parade has expanded into underwire bras (finally!!!! I am personally very excited about this one and it confirms my theory that unlined underwire is the new bralette.)
REMEMBER SPEED DATING? IT’S BACK, wsj
The speed dating trend that the Times first reported on last spring is indeed still a trend, WSJ confirms. People just want to meet IRL! To wit: 500 people signed up for a “Chaotic Singles Party” within 30 minutes of a TikTok post landing to announce the event, event organizer Cassidy Davis says. The wait list was an additional 900 people long.
THIS IS EMMA CHAMBERLAIN AND ROLE MODEL'S HARD LAUNCH, gq
She is YouTube’s most influential auteur. He is a rising singer-songwriter whose real name is Tucker Pillsbury. They’re crazy about each other, and they’re finally ready to talk about it on main. Even if you don’t care about either of them, reading this is an exercise in understanding Gen Z love, imo!
BIG TECH’S MASSIVE LAYOFFS WILL COME BACK TO HAUNT IT, insider
The job prospects in Big Tech are so grim that career counselors at even the most elite universities are urging students to consider positions at smaller companies and in less sought-after sectors, such as manufacturing or government.
TIKTOK IS REPORTEDLY DEVELOPING A PAYWALL FEATURE AND TESTING A REVAMPED CREATOR FUND, techcrunch
The company is working on a paywalled video feature that would allow creators to charge users to access content. They’re also testing a revamped creator fund that aims to give creators higher payouts; the original fund has been criticized by creators who have complained about laughably low payouts.
ADDICTION, SUICIDES, AND CYBERBULLIES: SENATE CONFRONTS KIDS’ ONLINE HORROR SHOW, gizmodo
In a grim hearing Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony from victims and experts on the ways that social media contributes to addiction, cyberbullying, sexual abuse, and suicides among children on the internet.
LIVESTREAM SHOPPING TOOK CHINA BY STORM. NOW AMAZON, TIKTOK AND YOUTUBE ARE BETTING THE QVC-STYLE PITCHES WILL TAKE OFF IN THE U.S., cnbc
And yet — the very same day this piece was published, Instagram announced it would cease its livestream shopping operations.
One last thought: