Girlboss Workfluencers and TikTok-Viral Grammys
"feds did a sweep"
Taylor Swift fans crashed the Ticketmaster site; Gayle — who may or may not be an industry plant — landed a Grammy nomination for her TikTok-viral hit “ABCDEFU”; meet TikTok’s Discover List, the app’s 50 biggest creators of 2022; and this new tween magazine — whose Kickstarter campaign ends today! — looks genuinely cool.
LUXURY GOODS MARKET ‘LEAPS FORWARD’ IN SPITE OF ECONOMIC TURBULENCE, fashionunited
According to Bain, the luxury goods industry is projected to grow 21% grow this year,. Millennials and Gen Z accounting for the entire growth of the market, with the latter expected to increase its spending three times faster than other generations.
INSPIRATIONAL PASSION OR PAID-FOR PROMOTION: CAN BOOKTOK BE TAKEN ON FACE VALUE?, the guardian
“Publishers offering creators [money] is like publishers offering critics the same,” she says. “Reviews backed by monetary power, pressure, and influence surely can’t be authentic.”
‘NOBODY WANTS TO GET PREGNANT:’ THE END OF ROE IS RUINING AMERICA’S SEX LIFE, vice
Vice talked to sex therapists around the country, and their anecdotes are quite bleak, especially when paired with a Match survey, released Tuesday, that found that nearly 80% of singles of reproductive age say that the end of Roe has changed their sex life.
”In Missouri, a couple of non-monogamous women have stopped inviting partners with penises into their bedroom, because they’re too worried that one of them will get pregnant and be unable to end the pregnancy.”
NEED CAREER ADVICE? WATCH OUT FOR THE WORKFLUENCER, i-d
This sent a shiver down my spine: Maybe the #girlboss is not so much dead as she is now a career coach, talking to the front-facing camera about her online course schedule, and posting infographics on drafting a complaint to HR. The thing is, so rarely does actually good professional advice actually go viral on TikTok — similar to financial advice, or relationship advice, or really anything — so people spout ridiculous platitudes that they know will do well. Clickbait remains alive and well, just like the girlboss!
GEN Z WORKERS ARE UNDERREPRESENTED IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, insider
This is not a new problem but rather a “continuation of a nearly 20-year old pattern of younger people leaving government at a higher rate than their older colleagues,” but it still feels like a pretty big problem with, idk, kinda serious repercussions?
One last thought: