TikTok VR and #WorkTok
Gen Z, millennials, and Gen X all basically agree on WFH; “millennials and Gen Zers do want to buy homes—they just can’t afford it,” reports CNBC (you…don’t say!); Farfetch will now accept crypto; and is TikTok doubling down on VR?
IT WORKS FOR SNEAKERS. NOW IT’S FOR BABY PJS AND SKATEBOARDS, TOO., nyt
“These are high-end, handcrafted and difficult to make…when someone gets one, I want them to know it’s a special piece and a bucket list item.” The first time I read this quote, I thought he was talking about NFTs :/ he’s actually talking about skateboards. How long until the drop-culture-ification of retail is over?
#WORKTOK: THE SURGE OF VENTING ABOUT THE WORST OF WORK, BBC
I’m not going to say #worktok is basically anti-capitalist propaganda, but…it kinda is? One creator parodies a jargon-spouting corporate worker: "I'm so glad you asked: I'll give you some key takeaways" she says, explaining the need to "maximise our bandwidth" to "move the needle", "circle back" and "table the conversation" so that they're not "constantly re-inventing the wheel" to "reach Q4 initiatives."
LOGAN URY SAYS YOU’RE DATING ALL WRONG, nyt
An excellent profile on the semi-famous millennial dating coach who also works as Hinge’s director of relationship science.
Data defines Ms. Ury’s own life too, from her intermittent fasting routine to her life at Radish, the luxury commune, which she deems a scientifically designed utopia. In layman’s terms, it is a four building compound that she and her husband share with 12 engineers, behavioral scientists, venture capitalists and others, where the bathroom is stocked with goat milk soap and residents communicate using a Slack channel called “not_a_cult.”
AMAZON IS FLYING INTERNET INFLUENCERS TO LUXURIOUS RESORTS IN BID FOR SOCIAL MEDIA CLOUT, nbcnews
In addition to the lavish meals and spa offerings at Amazon Resort, the host company held a workshop to help creators set up their own Amazon storefront, a dedicated page where they can post shoppable videos and selections of their favorite products to drive purchases and earn commissions.
HAITI'S GANGS USE TIKTOK, INSTAGRAM, TWITTER TO RECRUIT AND TERRORIZE, wapo
The violent armed gangs that control much of Haiti are using social media to expand their reach and tighten their grip on the beleaguered Caribbean nation. Posts aimed at energizing recruits, intimidating rivals and terrorizing the population are challenging the ability of the platforms to police the problematic content.
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