For the love of being liked… Everybody wants to be naked and famous.
In a selfie-obsessed world, it pays to be ugly. Fashion houses across the world make eye-cringing designs on purpose. The crazier, the better. Says Prada’s head fashion designer Miuccia Prada: “The investigation of ugliness is, to me, more interesting than the bourgeois idea of beauty. And why? Because ugly is human. It touches the bad and the […]
Just make it look like a Snapchat. All social networks are becoming extensions of Snapchat, a medium that once stood on its own. Snapchat introduced the next text messaging obsession: video consumption. Now, Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp all have skin in the mobile messaging video game. YouTube is also trying to become more interactive and […]
It’s no fun if you’re good at karaoke. It’s equally annoying to laugh while you’re singing. You’re supposed to be so bad that your friends can’t ignore you. Said it’s Japanese creator Daisuke Inoue: “I was nominated [as] the inventor of karaoke, which teaches people to bear the awful singing of ordinary citizens, and enjoy it […]
What’s next? Are we over the smartphone boom and the newest social networking app already? We live in a ‘next’ society. We need something new every couple months. As the chips get faster, so too do our consumption habits. We long to get over what’s staring us in the face so we can move on to […]
Social networks are places that often change. Take Instagram for example. Up until the launch of Stories, it’s been your life’s highlight reel. Now Instagram is a place to share real and raw moments. I used to post an edited photo to Instagram at least one time a day. Today, I share to Stories ninety percent of […]
Facebook picked a strong running mate in Instagram to take on Snapchat. It had no choice. Facebook’s efforts to combat Snapchat with standalone apps like Poke and Slingshot didn’t work. No one wants to download yet another social networking app. So instead of recreating the wheel Instagram straight up copied Snapchat’s stories. And it has […]
I cut the cable years ago. But now TV is more pervasive because online is TV and Snapchat, YouTube, and Facebook Live are the channels. But this new type of TV is different. It’s real, raw, and mostly unedited. For that reason, it can be more entertaining (re: distracting) than traditional TV. New TV: Toggling […]