Scorched Forests and Sharing Boyfriends
Crypto Kids Camp is in session
Welcome to Scorched Forest, a retirement community for millennials; model Hari Nef and her mom star in this very good Victoria’s Secret campaign ahead of Mother’s Day; and do not make the mistake of snubbing a Gen Z star from your awards show.
GEN Z SPENDS HALF ITS WAKING HOURS ON SCREEN TIME. HERE’S THE GOOD AND BAD NEWS FOR HOLLYWOOD, latimes
“Video has essentially become a friend to Gen Z.”
WELCOME TO THE WILD WORLD OF "ARE WE SHARING BOYFRIENDS?" FACEBOOK GROUPS, cosmo
If you’ve never heard of AWSB, let me fill you in. They’re city-specific groups where women post photos of the people they’re dating, either because they have a hunch that their partners might be cheating, or because they want the inside scoop on the person if the relationship is new.
TIKTOK LAUNCHES ITS OWN AR DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM, techcrunch
The platform has been operating in a close beta since last fall, where it’s so far been used by more than 450 creators who have published AR effects that have been used in 1.5 billion videos and racked up over 600 billion views globally.
‘I WAS ENJOYING A LIFE THAT WAS RUINING THE WORLD’: CAN THERAPY TREAT CLIMATE ANXIETY?, guardian
“My heart was pounding. My chest felt tight every time I thought about it – and I couldn’t not think about it. I’d often burst into tears because it felt overwhelming. It’s like a pit in your stomach – you feel weirdly empty.” Climate anxiety is an emotional state that “includes feelings as varied as fear and helplessness, guilt, shame, loss, betrayal and abandonment,” and though this story focuses mostly on millennials, I would imagine this will be increasingly prevalent among younger generations (Gen Z, obviously, but almost certainly Gen Alpha, too).
THE GROWING, LIGHTLY CONTROVERSIAL INDUSTRY TEACHING KIDS CRYPTO, vox
Speaking of Gen Alpha, five-year-olds are out here knowing more about NFTs and Web3 than I do.
One last thought: