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Suburban Swifties and Tate-Pilled
wealth cap debate
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WHY ANDREW TATE'S GOSPEL CAPTURED A GENERATION OF BOYS, nymag
He tripped wires in their brains that had been laid down in childhood, and they recognized him. One told me he seemed like a cross between Thor and Patrick Bateman of American Psycho.
One teenage viewer calculated he had watched between 48 and 56 hours of Tate; another laid up with an injury watched Tate nonstop all summer. “My friends would be scrolling for hours and hours and not saying a word,” says Spike, 17, a high-school senior in Brooklyn. On YouTube, fans found the original interviews, and podcasts that had been shredded into TikToks, as well as higher-concept video essays in which Tate puts forth his views on the struggles of young men, talking about the fear o
TIKTOK IS CHANGING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE ‘OLD’, wired
Ageism on the app runs rampant. Case in point: Kelsey Laurier has nearly half a million followers, more than 90% of which are women. When she reveals her age in a video, she’ll often get backhanded compliments from women: “They’re like, Oh! I can’t believe it! You look so young!” What makes these comments particularly surprising is that Laurier is 29.
OHIO LAWMAKERS WANT KIDS TO WORK LONGER HOURS, SAYING IT'LL KEEP THEM OFF TIKTOK, insider
"It will allow them the opportunity to earn some extra dollars. And here's a bonus that we maybe haven't thought about – this is less time that they will be spending on social media, like TikTok and others," said Sen. Jerry Cirino (R-Kirtland), the publication reported.
THE MOST DEVOTED SWIFTIES ARE SUBURBAN, MILLENNIAL, AND WHITE, NEW SURVEY FINDS, rollingstone
According to the study, a whopping 74% are white; 52% are women; 45% are millennials; and 53% of those surveyed identify as living in the suburbs. (Unrelated — or maybe related? — I’ve been seeing this tweet nonstop.)
MILLENNIALS ARE MORE LIKELY THAN OTHER GENERATIONS TO SUPPORT A CAP ON PERSONAL WEALTH, fastco
26% of Gen Z agreed there should be a cap in the U.S.; interestingly enough, it was millennials who indicated more support than any other cohort at 33% favorability.
GEN Z AND MILLENNIALS LEAN INTO EMOTIONAL SPENDING, wwd
Nearly a quarter of Gen Z and millennials said they do the majority of their emotional spending while lying in bed, followed by spending while scrolling through social media. For more than half of all survey respondents, spending money on retail therapy was found to be preferential over actual therapy to deal with their emotions; however, the opposite is true for Gen Z with 54% reporting they are more likely to prioritize therapy.
One last thought: