Gen Z VCs and Dad Sneakers
"we are cringe"
Adidas Originals is collaborating with Sporty & Rich on vintage-inspired apparel and footwear collection; Lola Leon — Madonna’s daughter — just released her first music project; Bad Bunny is Apple Music’s artist of the year for 2022; and Gen Z reacts to Slipknot: “Is this The Purge?”
GEN Z VCS: HOW VENTURE CAPITAL BECAME THE MOST COVETED JOB IN SILICON VALLEY, dirt
“It’s really a question of whether you’re willing to sell your social circle and life,” said Emily Herrera, a 23-year-old investor at Night Ventures. “It’s not always glamorous. I’m working all the time. I spend 90 percent of my time in front of a computer trying to get in touch with founders.”
NOAH BECK DOESN’T KNOW WHY HE’S FAMOUS, nyt
I’m not saying it’s easy to get 34 million TikTok followers by being a handsome bro who is not afraid of filming yourself dancing with your shirt off, but Noah Beck certainly makes it seem that way.
HOW A VIRAL TEEN APP BECAME THE CENTER OF A SEX TRAFFICKING CONSPIRACY, wapo
Gas went viral among high schoolers, quickly shooting up the App Store charts, until it became plagued with baseless (and relentless) sex trafficking rumors. “The thing is that boomers will believe everything they see on Facebook, but people born in my generation will believe anything they see on TikTok,” said one Gen Zer.
Several Gas users who spoke to The Post said they didn’t even consider Googling to see if the claims about Gas were true before sharing the sex-trafficking rumor. The ones who did Google said they didn’t trust the mainstream news articles that said it was a hoax.
THE HOT SHOE RIGHT NOW IS CALLED A DAD SNEAKER. WHAT DO DADS THINK ABOUT THAT?, wsj
”’What the hell?!’ was Kevin Sterling’s reaction when his son informed him that a variation of the Asics he’d worn since he retired were the hyped-up shoe of the moment.” This is so delightful from start to finish. Dads!!!
MINI-SPLURGES DECLINE AS SHOPPERS FEEL THE PINCH OF INFLATION, bof
Hopefully this means we’ll see fewer fur-lined Gucci loafer slides and YSL chain wallet bags around…
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