We get it – you’ve had a mega busy week. Maybe you didn’t have time to immerse yourself into the twitter-sphere and keep up on all of the insanely whacky, outrageous and at times, remarkable things that are happening in our millennial generation every week. Consider this your one-stop-shop for all things trending this week.“Welcome to the Tribe!”Here are our thoughts about this past week!
March 30 2015 – April 3, 2015
Bieber Roast Saves the World
We all need a good roasting once in a while, especially those of us who happen to have an annoyingly large net worth, DUI charges to spare, and an army of about a billion 11-year-old girls. Thats right, American-Sweetheart-Turned-American-Deliquent Justin Bieber hit the point in his music and celebrity career where people hate him enough to watch a 2-hour television special of comedians making fun of him. Comedy Centrals Roast of the 22-year-old musician last Tuesday night featured comedians like Kevin Hart and special guests such as Snopp Dogg and Shaquille ONeal. The 2 hours consisted of these celebrities taking turns making fun of him to a large audience and to millions of?viewers?about everything from his music to his look, his ex girlfriends, and even a few digs to his family. Bieber took all of the insults like a champion, laughing along at himself, so I guess we can give him credit for that. Check out the best quotes and moments from the special?here. Happy Roasting!
What in the world is a TIDAL?
No seriously, what is it? Why is every famous rap and R&B artist, including King and Queen of the world Beyonce and Jay-Z involved? To break it down for you, TIDAL, which caused a lot of buzz when it was released early last week, is a new music streaming service meant to rival Apple and Spotify. Fun fact – It was originally created in 2009 in Scandinavia. However, In October this past year, it was rebranded for UK and US usage, and a bunch of celebrities are on board, including Calvin Harris, Daft Punk, Kanye West, and many more. The point of this new streaming website, which charges users $20.00 a month (compared to Spotify to being free?) is meant to increase appreciation for the artistry of music (surprised Taylor Swift is not involved yet). TIDAL is also promising to pay its artists more than both Apple and Spotify, which is a big shoe to fill. Lets see how well people that clearly download free music respond to such a new pricy system. Read more about the prons and cons of the streaming app?here.
Brands have April Fools Day Fun?
No one is a fan of April Fools Day, and if you are, you are the person everyone fears. While it may be a fun day where people attempt to trick family members and friends into believing terrifying and unbelievable things, it is also a day for brands to have a little spark and create some buzz with their audiences. A few outstanding ones were Google, and Microsoft, who with their large and depending audiences, definitely took the liberty of being creative. For example, Google for the entire day of April 1st, made their Google Maps feature a PacMan game. Yup, as you searched for directions on a street view, a little PacMan was running around avoiding ghosts and eating fruit, and it was delightful. As for Microsoft, they put so much effort into their prank that a video with professional interviews was involved. They tried to make their audience believe that they were bringing a desktop platform from decades ago back into play, called MS-DOS, and it looks pretty convincing. Check out both pranks?here