Internet Algospeak and Coastal Grandma
my brother in christ
A brief history of the “my brother in Christ” meme; how the “coastal grandma” trend has soared in searches after gaining popularity on TikTok; and the trend forecasters on SNL Weekend Update made my entire weekend.
SHEIN'S $100 BILLION VALUATION IS FAST FASHION'S BIG MOMENT, bloomberg
The biggest reason Shein is so irresistible to Gen Z is, obviously, the price. Although surveys show that young consumers do care about the environment, their shopping habits are dictated mostly by economics.
INTERNET ‘ALGOSPEAK’ IS CHANGING OUR LANGUAGE IN REAL TIME, FROM ‘NIP NOPS’ TO ‘LE DOLLAR BEAN’, wapo
When the pandemic broke out, people on TikTok and other apps began referring to it as the “Backstreet Boys reunion tour” or calling it the “panini” or “panda express” as platforms down-ranked videos mentioning the pandemic by name in an effort to combat misinformation.
MORE AND MORE WOMEN JUST DON'T WANT CHILDREN: 'KIDS ARE EXPENSIVE AND STICKY', insider
When she's not working as an urban analyst, 25-year-old Taylor Schenker teaches an intro design course to grad students, designs graphics, works out, listens to lectures at local colleges, volunteers at an environmental non-profit, fosters puppies, tries out new recipes, and hikes Kilimanjaro. It's a life she wouldn't be able to live if she had to care for small children.
THE PANDEMIC COMPLETED BROOKLYN'S RISE AS A WEALTHY MILLENNIAL HUB, insider
The outcome of a slow and steady rise that's ultimately solidified Brooklyn, not Manhattan, as the center of New York City's millennial wealth and culture, according to census and property data, real-estate experts, and historians.
WHY MILLENNIALS AREN’T MOVING IN TOGETHER AS A TRIAL MARRIAGE, bbc
Younger generations aren’t co-habiting with marriage in mind.
KNICKS ROOKIE QUENTIN GRIMES CAN’T STOP SCROLLING, EITHER, nyt
The Knicks acquired Grimes in a draft-night deal in 2021, about nine months after his dolphin video introduced an ever-expanding TikTok audience to his offbeat, playful personality. That charisma, as well as his penchant for the irreverent, has helped him amass more than 100,000 followers on the increasingly influential social media app, a count that trails only Josh Giddey (515,000) and Jalen Green (326,000) among the 2021 N.B.A. draft class.
One last thought:
Omg the SNL skit. 🤣🤣🤣