Jorts Takeover and TikTok Playground
“Gen Z are better than us”
The FCC commissioner called TikTok an “unacceptable national security risk”; Facebook Groups got a Discord makeover; gauchos are trending (again); jorts are taking over this summer; and meet music’s Gen Z whisperer Dan Nigro.
ANONYMOUS SOCIAL APPS SHIFT THEIR ATTENTION TO INSTAGRAM IN THE WAKE OF SNAPCHAT’S BAN, techcrunch
Apps like Sendit and NGL — a Gen Z favorite that’s gone super viral the last few weeks — offer teens anonymous Q&A's and use bots to create engagement.
HOW BRANDS ARE USING GEN-Z’S LATEST APP, businessoffashion
Geneva is one of the most exciting apps out there, and it really hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves. Despite the lack of paid tools since its launch in 2019, the startup has attracted brands including Mejuri, Supergoop, and Ceremonia; the app also acts as a product development and focus group platform for brands like Rare Beauty and August.
MANHATTAN IS A PLAYGROUND FOR TIKTOK, garbageday
The latest example of a troubling trend that only seems to be getting worse: Young people in Manhattan are posting content. And, to paraphrase the great Ryan Broderick, while we like to believe zoomers are more progressive and better-adjusted and motivated than the generations before them, shockingly enough they’re just as tacky and annoying as millennials were in their early 20s.
HOW TIKTOK IS REINVENTING THE BRIDAL BUSINESS, adage
#Wedddingtok boasts more than 2.4 billion views on TikTok. According to David’s Bridal, the platform led the brand to stock more black wedding dresses after seeing TikTok comments asking for them; Kay Jewelers has seen customers come in looking for pieces they saw on TikTok.
THE NEW FIRST DATE, theatlantic
Covid may be on the downswing, but video dates are showing no signs of letting up. Dating is a numbers game, and video calls let people meet a high volume of suitors quickly. Chatting from home with people who live a long drive away is convenient, and saves time getting dressed.
TIKTOK IS FLOODED WITH HEALTH MYTHS. THESE CREATORS ARE PUSHING BACK., nyt
Misinformation is widespread on all of the major social media platforms, but TikTok’s audio capabilities can give false claims particular longevity. And unqualified influencers posting misinformation far outnumber the experts debunking it, who are often harassed by other users for their efforts.
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