🔗 Inspiring bits #20 → AR clothing design is a thing now
"Clubstaurants", the pigtail social experiment on TikTok, the Social Media Strategy Resource Pack, and 20 years of Google search.
From private “clubstaurants” to NFT reservation tokens to concierge services, getting a table is a lot easier if you’ve got the money. → The Era of the Paywalled Restaurant Is Upon Us
Keep up with the brands that are investing in NFTs. → How brands are using NFTs
LinkedIn is full of anti-AI art posts, after the boom of AI art in the past couple of months. Now companies are starting to pitch AI tools that can generate new clothing designs from something as simple as a text description. → AI Is Designing Clothes Now
Female workers on the service industry recently decided to make social experiment on TikTok to find out whether they can make more money on tips. → How? By wearing pigtails. The results suggests the obvious: the hyper fetishization of young girls.
The schoolgirl fetish is deeply rooted in sexism, reflecting some men’s views that young, naive and submissive women are hypersexual.
It is a product of the patriarchy in our society and a type of sexist view that encompasses the discrimination, prejudice and stereotyping of women as being weak and childish, undermining their abilities to shoulder important responsibilities in society as adults.
How Does The TikTok Algorithm Work? → Everything you need to know about the TikTok algorithm, with added tips for going viral, from Later
Google Search has been for decades the primary source for looking up directions, following the news, or seeking info on unfamiliar topics. → This graphic, using data from Google Trends, goes back 20 years and highlights some of the top keyword searches since 2001
Fall is here, at least on the northern hemisphere. And with it comes the already traditional Pumpkin Spice Latte. But have it reach its peak? Specialists say no way. → Why the Pumpkin Spice Latte will never die. And I was today years old when I learned that the PSL doesn't taste like pumpkin (?).
Struggling to build a social media strategy, especially with finding updated data? Last week I published my go-to structure to build this kind of strategy, with a huge pack of resources to download. → Come get the Social Media Strategy Bundle .22
Figma was recently acquired by Adobe (which caused some turmoil and designers were vocal about their dissatisfaction to the point that they did an online “funeral” to the tool). → Figma then crafted a new campaign to remind its audiences of the collaborative capabilities of its interface
Netflix announced a new tier of subscription that will launch in 12 countries next month. Starring: Ads. → Basic With Ads will not be free, and includes almost all of Netflix's library, 720p video only, use in one device at a time, no ability to download shows and 4-5 minutes of ads per hour which will play both before and during content. Doesn't look good.
Less is more for all SoMe weary? → Meet Minus, a finite social network where you get 100 posts — for life. It was created by Ben Grosser and commissioned by arebyte Gallery, in London, as part of the solo exhibition “Software for Less”.
While you can reply to a post as often as you like, every time you add to the feed, it subtracts from your lifetime total. When you reach 0 posts left, that’s it. No exceptions.
Black Friday is almost here. → Here's an advertising guide from Twitter
Instagram is going through an identity crisis and we know it. → Does it shift users towards new photo sharing apps?
Does anonymity gives us more freedom to be ourselves, or less chains to be assh*les? → This is not a new study, but it's incredibly actual to understand how online behavior is affected by anonymity. Who Is That? The Study of Anonymity and Behavior
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