Congress Zoomer and A24 MCU
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Maxwell Frost could be the first zoomer in Congress; Supreme is dropping a nail polish collab with Pat McGrath; Bob Ross has become Gen Z’s antidote to chaos; Drake earns the title of the most Shazamed artist of all time; and Nicki Minaj makes history as “Super Freaky Girl” nabs to No. 1 spot on Billboard Hot 100.
HOW A PHOTO OF A WOMAN YELLING IN A GUY’S EAR BECAME A VIRAL MEME, wapo
This particular meme has become so universal, so quickly, driven by the same motivation driving young people to push against filters and curated feeds and seek out authentic spaces (see also: the rise of Gen Z-favored apps TikTok and BeReal).
A TEEN’S JOURNEY INTO THE INTERNET’S DARKNESS AND BACK AGAIN, nyt
Heavy tech use is interacting with a key biological factor: the onset of puberty, which is happening earlier than ever. Puberty makes adolescents highly sensitive to social information — whether they are liked, whether they have friends, where they fit in. Adults face the same onslaught, but pubescent teens encounter it before other parts of the brain have fully developed to handle it.
GEN Z WOMEN ARE FLOCKING TO AN APP CALLED GENEVA WHICH COMBINES ALL THE BEST PARTS OF THE INTERNET, CREATORS SAY, insider
Over the past several months, influencers who built their following on platforms like Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter have set up homes on Geneva, and brands like luxury jeweler Mejuri, Selena Gomez's cosmetic line Rare Beauty, and period care company August have followed suit.
AS GEN Z ASIAN AMERICANS COME OF AGE, THE VAST MAJORITY FEEL THEY DON’T BELONG, guardian
An overwhelming majority of Asian American youth are struggling to feel fully accepted as Americans as they come of age during an alarming rise in harassment and bullying, anti-Asian rhetoric, hate crimes, and incidents against their communities.
POLITICIANS WANT TO REACH YOUNG VOTERS ON TIKTOK. CAN THEY PASS THE 'TEENAGER EYE-ROLL TEST'?, lat
In a word, no.
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