NEW GEN Z 101: Unlock & Outlast Microtrends
May 31 2013
Your weekly round-up of the topics we’ve covered this week along with all the things that might not have made it in our posts the first time around, but that you should not miss…
1. More News on Millennials and News
Our infographic this week laid out some of the truths about Millennials and news. But don’t miss how Millennials are currently shaping change in the news media world. The New York Times is considering following in Buzzfeed’s footsteps with more sponsored stories, and this week the Chicago Sun-Times laid off their entire photo department in a move to continue their focus on video content.
2. There Goes The Parenthood
Yesterday we started the conversation we’ll be continuing at our Ypulse Mashup: how Millennials will be changing parenthood. Of the 74% of Millennials who say that they want kids, 91% want more than one child. That could mean another baby boom in the future. Don’t miss these other recent takes on what Millennial parents are changing and facing from Huffington Post and Al Jazeera. After those, take a more humorous look at the topic with this list of signs that Millennial readers are turning into their moms.
3. GIF Takeover
We told you about Giphly, the new GIF search engine, but don’t miss that that’s just the tip of the GIF takeover iceberg. Coub is a new service that allows anyone to loop 10 seconds of video from YouTube or Vimeo, and Monkey Light Pros is a Kickstarter project that puts GIFs onto bike spokes. The project has gained a lot of attention for its creativity—and because GIFs on the road are a potential distraction to drivers.
4. The Next in Wearable Tech
This week’s Essentials touched on the ways wearable tech will change our future. Don’t miss the ways it’s already happening. Disney is introducing the MagicBand, a new digital wristband that will be used in parks to act as tickets, hotel keys and even credit cards for visitors. And Apple has techies and consumers buzzing at the prospect that their latest commercial might have given a subtle sneak peek of the iWatch.
5. Links We’re Passing
Major Lazer’s “Bubble Butt” video is fun, weird, and definitely this week’s don’t miss music moment. Watch the modern Sir Mix-A-Lot-esque irreverent display of booty makeovers and bubble butt superheroes, and try not to get the chorus stuck in your head.
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