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This Happened This Week // 16.02

We’re about to slide head first into another weekend *cheers, grabs the rose and corn chips*, but before you do *stops pouring her wine, drops the corn chip packet, looks disappointed*, we should probably spend a little bit of time talking about the internet – more specially some of the things that went on this week that are interesting/alarming/will directly impact y’all/that generally made me lol.

Each week, I’ll scour the entire interwebs (thanks to the several hours of browsing I undertake from my bed, phone in hand, after I congratulated myself for ‘getting an early night’.) and find you the very best tidbits that you should probably know, and I worked really hard on this so please just laugh and play along if you already saw it.

Find anything else cool?  Lemme know in the comments below.

Have a fabulous weekend, party cats.

 

SOUND THE ALARMS, INSTA CREEPS.
The end of days for the sneaky Insta Story screen shot appears to be nigh. Apparently they’re testing alerts, a la Snapchat, and we’ve only got one question which is how the heck are we going to group stalk, share and scrutinise now, amiright?!?

All the details on Tech Crunch

 

WE HEART ADAM RIPPON.
Look, I’m aware that I get a new spirit animal every 17.5 minutes, but I really think I mean it this time when I say that Adam Rippon is mine.  The very first openly gay Olympian (which is an absolutely horrific stat, BTW), his level of sass is only eclipsed by his level of style.  He is literally so hot right now, which is ironic, because he’s an ice skater.  Go follow very right now @AdaRipp

Read more about Adam on Vanity Fair

 

CONSEQUENCES.  THEY BE COMING.
2018 is officially the year of Men Experiencing Consequences For Their Shitty Actions, and I am here for it.
The New York attorney general officially filed charges against Harvey Weinstein and Weinstein Co last weekend – and the only thing that could make this news any better is if it turns out that the AG is David Rosen himself. #Scandal

The Guardian has the goss

 

RIDICULOUS BUT AWESOME CONSPIRACY THEORY OF THE WEEK.
Look, there’s a lot of things NQR about the Brady Bunch if you really let your mind go there (like, where did Alice actually sleep?), but apparently the most baffling one is what the heck actually happened to Carol and Mike’s previous spouses?  WHY NO PHOTOS OR CHILD SUPPORT, YO?  This theory is equal parts brilliant and disturbing and (not surprisingly to anyone, I’m sure) I am on board.

Find it here on Slate

 

SOMETHING YOU COULD POTENTIALLY GET IN TROUBLE FOR THIS WEEK, SO DON’T.
It’s Winter Olympics Time which means many ads and many more rules around ads! If you’re even considering using the Games in your marketing activities this week (yes, even social posts), you need to make friends with Rule 41 which, like all legally type things, is confusing af. Here’s the most straight forward explanation I’ve found on the web thus far.

Stay outta trouble by reading AdWeek here

 

COULD THIS HELP CAREER-PROOF OUR (AND MY TOTALLY HYPOTHETICAL) CHILDREN?
They’re poised to be the next super power – with industry, economy and growth indicators all in the green and rising on financial charts that I don’t fully understand but the internet tells me is a good thing.  This piece is some food for thought around what your kids should really be learning in the school room – and it isn’t Indonesian (thank god, because I legit remember nothing).

Full story on The Age

 

FAST FASHION.
This week, Badgley Mischka debuted an interactive runway app – and much like Tinder you could swipe to rate the looks AS THEY WALKED THE CATWALK, letting ol’ mate Mischka know exactly what you thought of that ruffled dress.  Unlike Tinder, you can only ‘like’ or ‘love’, so it’s basically one big ‘EVERYONE’S A WINNER’ participation trophy, but hey, cool concept.

Mobile Marketer has more info

 

IN THE NAME OF SCIENCE…
Finally a science experiment I am interested in.  Some BRILLIANT LASS decided to delve into the curious world of dating app fish pics (not a typo, actually mean the ‘FISH PICS’).  I mean, why does every lad on Tinder have a fish, and I’ve legit never dated anyone who fished, so what gives?
The result?  Apparently fish convey wholesome enjoyment, which is not a statement we could reliably make about 99.95% of the men holding them.

You need to read this piece on The Cut, I insist

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