We don’t need more social networks. We need a communication tool. Check out Mastodon, an inclusive place for people.
With tank-tops, bikinis, and tie-dye t-shirts now sold by the chain, who likes Taco Bell enough to buy their merch? Since tons of fans already make their own apparel, maybe a better question is: Who is going to eat at Taco Bell Cantinas?
With seemingly the whole world (okay, maybe just the U.S. and Brazil) engrossed in the Ryan Lochte scandal, one of the dominos to fall on the swimmer’s formerly-silver head was the loss of sponsors. Which begs the question: How does an athlete get dropped by a sponsor? Based on recent years in which the likes of Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice went through the scandal carousel, we’re closer to an answer.
Instead of tobacco or toilet wine, inmates now trade packets of ramen noodles for goods.
In the past decade, more than 21 reality television stars committed suicide. Rather than assuming any serious criticism or blame for the deaths, television networks are fueling their own ratings cycle. Current reality TV is pure schadenfreude—pleasure in the humiliation of others—even after death.
What ever happened to viral news interviews and their Autotune counterparts? From 2010 to 2013, four characters—Antoine Dodson, “Sweet Brown,” Charles Ramsey, and of course Kai—garnered hundreds of millions of views on their respective segments. Since then, shorter attention spans and the domination of Vine and Snapchat have killed the once-great form. Kai’s story reminds me of a better time, a time when people could sit through five-minute videos.
After recent events where children have been endangered or killed by nature, thousands blame the parents–but maybe they shouldn’t.