Weekly Thoughts From Your Tribe (04/20 – 04/24)

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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!

April 20, 2015 – April 24, 2015

Tribemint Logo_PNGBruce Jenner Opens Hearts and Minds

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On Friday night, a positive and groundbreaking step was made forward in the transgender community live on national television. Bruce Jenner, previous Olympic athlete and present beloved father featured on “Keeping up with Kardashians, officially announced the beginning of a new journey. This journey involves, as he puts it, not a change in sexuality, but a change of his soul. With a brave face, he told Diane Sawyer, Yes, for all intents and purposes, Im a woman. With that simple yet powerful sentence, the 65-year-old man opened hearts and minds all over the world. Jenner also said to Sawyer that he feels that he has “always had the soul of a woman”. As he officially begins his journey into becoming a woman, Jenner said also in the interview that he had been dreaming of this moment forever. Across the world on social media and beyond, people have been celebrating his bravery and his open-heartedness about the topic. Jenner becoming another face and name for the transgender community is amazing, as he bringing worldwide awareness to such a growing topic. We are beyond impressed by his bravery and honesty, and wish him all of the success as he moves along in his journey. Read more about the interview here.

Tribemint Logo_PNGMy Idol App: Now Creepily Trending

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Okay, we are all for new apps, but seriously, there is a special place in the darkness for people that turn their friends and loved ones into animated cartoons of Shrek dancing on a stripper pole. My Idol, a new Chinese app, is ridiculously trending right now, producing tears of laugher all over the world. It first started the buzz early this past week when it officially went live on iTunes. Basically, you take a picture of yourself, or get one off of the internet, and you can do a sort of face swap with any image you want. You can be outrageous, or freakishly on point with how much the cartoon looks like the person you are messing with. It is bound to at least trend for the next few weeks as everyone makes one another dancing animals and makes the President of the United States dance in clubs like an embarrassing dad. Download the app for yourself and get ready to creep yourself out. Read more about the story here.
Tribemint Logo_PNGFoot Locker Joins Emoji Trend
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2015 is the year of brand specific emojis, apparently. Last week, we covered how Twitter teamed up with Disney to produce hashtag encoded Star Wars emojis. This week, mega brand Foot Locker has hopped on the custom emoji bandwagon, and it is seriously awesome. The shoe brand launched their new toys last Tuesday, and the Shoemojis are available on the Foot Locker smartphone app. There are 80 individually drawn sneakers from brands like Nike, Adidas, and more to choose from. These emojis are available to tweet, text, whatever you want. Seriously though, kudos to the designers who created them, as the emojis literally look like exact, overly detailed and colorful replicals of the actual shoes. Its like mini shopping while youre simply texting, which were sure is a perk they had in mind. Read more about the story here.
-Tribemint Team
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Weekly Thoughts From Your Tribe (04/13 – 04/17)

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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!

April 13, 2015 – April 17, 2015

Tribemint Logo_PNGLaverne Cox Changes the World, Normal Day in the World

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Seriously, Laverne Cox should run for President, not that we do not love the idea of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Laverne breathes in air and changes the world a little more already by being fierce, confident, and an amazing leader and icon in the transgender community. Recently, Cox has made history by simply posing in a magazine. It is 2015, and we finally have a gorgeous, transgender, African American woman posing nude for a magazine, and she looks seriously amazing. Cox, 30, told Allure that she initially did not even want to pose.?“I said no initially, thought about it, and said no again,” she said in the interview. “But I am a black transgender woman. I felt this could be really powerful for the communities that I represent. Black women are not often told that we’re beautiful unless we align with certain standards. Trans women certainly are not told we are beautiful. Seeing a black transgender woman embracing and loving everything about herself might be inspiring to some other folks. It is certainly inspiring to us. You keep doing you, Laverne. World domination is around the corner. Check out the rest of the interview here.

Tribemint Logo_PNGMichael Buble distorts his Perfect Gentleman image

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It’s so easy to start a riot anymore. With one bad tweet or one too sexualizing Instagram post, your image can go from squeaky clean to dark and tainted. This is sort of what happened with pop/contemporary singer Michael Buble, who is usually known for sweet ballads and his perfect swing-dancing voice. This past week, he became known as the man who body-shamed an unknown woman via an Instagram photo. The 39-year-old posted the photo of himself with the woman in the background with the following caption: “There was something about this photo Lu took that seemed worthy of Instagram. He also included hashtags that said”#myhumps #babygotback #hungryshorts #beautifulbum. This action of course made him Internet public enemy number one, and trended worldwide. Buble, appalled, made a statement apologizing: For the record, It hurts me deeply that anyone would think that I would disrespect women or be insulting to any human being. Buble stated. I was not brought up that way and it is not in my character. I regret that there are people out there who found the photo offensive. That was not and is not my intention. Women are to be celebrated, loved, respected, honored and revered. I have spent my life believing that and will continue to do so. Well, even if he didn’t mean it the way it was perceived, it definitely was not a small or respectable move at all. All lessons are learned the hard way. Read more here.
Tribemint Logo_PNGStar Wars Twitter Emojis Emerge
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The force has awakened new emojis. This past Thursday at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim as Twitter, partnered with Disney and Lucasfilm revealed three new emojis for Twitter use. The three emojis include C-3PO, a Stormtrooper, and BB-8, a new droid introduced to the world in November. While you can not see the emojis on your phone, when you use the hashtags that correspond with each emoji, for example, #Stormtrooper, the emoji will show in the actual tweet. More characters are on the way just in time for promotion for the movie, which has a new trailer out, as well. This is great promotion for the movie and an amazing marketing strategy on Disneys part. People all over the world are going to be sending these emojis to one another so much we are going to get sick of them entirely. Check out more about the story and watch the trailer here.
-Tribemint Team
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Weekly Thoughts From Your Tribe (04/06 – 04/12)

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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!

April 6, 2015 – April 12, 2015

Tribemint Logo_PNGBrands have Virtual Fun at Coachella?

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This past weekend was that special time of year where people are horrified to check their social media out of fear that they may rip their faces off from jealousy. That is right, we are talking about Coachella, one of the most well-known, stylish, and celebrity bound outdoor music festivals in the world. Of course, where there are thousands of people dressed in floral everything and body paint, there are brands looking to sell things. This year, brands had a lot of virtual fun available for festival goers, which is definitely predictable and in tune with current millennial marketing trends. For example, H&M had a 360-degree mirrored selfie station that allowed people to try on virtual-reality headsets. Makeup brand Sephora offered patrons a do-it-yourself makeup bar with a vending machine dispensing free products to anyone that posted the photo to Instagram with the designated hashtag. These types of marketing and advertisements at these events is only going to get bigger and much more advanced, so we look forward to seeing what the next major summer festival will spring. Maybe UFOs will be involved. Read more about the story here.

Tribemint Logo_PNGRobert Downey Jr Slays Everyone

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Ever dream about winning an award for being simply awesome? We are sure that a young, strapping Robert Downey Jr. once had those same dreams. As of today, he is example of such ridiculous ambitions coming true. At the MTV Movie Awards Sunday night, the actor was presented MTVs Generation Award, basically signifying and honoring his incredible career and character. However, Iron Man can not possibly celebrate without his fellow Avengers. The cast of their upcoming sequel, The Age of Ultron, were also present, including Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson. The cast presented the award and even hung around for his big speech. The best part about the beautiful superhero bunch being there was that they literally all got down on one knee and praised Downey Jr where he stood. It was hilarious and somehow humbling at the same time. Check out the full video and story here.

Tribemint Logo_PNGOrange is The New Black Releases Season 3 Trailer

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It is BACK. Netflixs most successful and outrageously popular original series, Orange Is The New Black, finally has a season three. It is back just in time for summer, June 12th, and now, even has an official trailer! The 2 minute long trailer leaves fans with a lot of burning questions, but possibly the most shocking discovery is that Laura Prepons character, Alex Vause (who was released from prison in season two) is somehow back into the system at Litchfield. We are to assume that this is the work of Taylor Schillings character, Piper. Other fan favorite characters are shown in the trailer, including Red and Crazy eyes. We are sure Netflix will have yet another original series in the works by the time the third season of the prison drama airs, but until then, the suspense will keep building. See the official trailer for yourself here.
-Tribemint Team
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Weekly Thoughts From Your Tribe (03/30 – 04/03)

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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

Tribemint Logo_PNGBieber Roast Saves the World

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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!

Tribemint Logo_PNGWhat in the world is a TIDAL?

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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.

Tribemint Logo_PNGBrands have April Fools Day Fun?

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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?and?here!
-Tribemint Team
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Weekly Thoughts From Your Tribe (03/23 – 03/27)

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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 23 2015 – March 27, 2015

Tribemint Logo_PNGOne Direction Going in Multiple Directions

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Seriously, what is going on in the world!? Summer is cancelled. Christmas is cancelled. EVERYTHING WITH LIGHT AND JOY IS CANCELLED. No, the world is not coming to an abrupt end, but it’s near close – Zayn Malik has left boy band dynasty One Direction! No, seriously, the tone of this may be slightly sarcastic, but the intensity is real. The 22-year-old has been through so much negative press recently after being caught cheating on his fiance, that maybe he thought this was the only way out. EOnline broke the news of his sudden departure and statement to a very teary and surprised world last Wednesday, and it truly set the Internet on fire. In his statement, Malik said that he just wanted to be a normal 22-year-old, and that this is not the last we will see of him. Seriously though, who will sing the high notes in every song now? Are they taking auditions? Should we expect a solo career a la Justin Timberlake? Is this just the end of One Direction? One thing is for sure – it is ridiculous how much wordily power and influence this group of 21-year-old British boys have, and we just keep encouraging them. Read more here and check out hysterical reactions here. Read more ›

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Weekly Thoughts From Your Tribe (03/16 – 03/20)

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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 16, 2015 – March 20, 2015

Tribemint Logo_PNGThe World Says Farewell to Glee with Dreams Coming True

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Whether you have just heard their cover of “Don’t Stop Believing” so many times you are immune, or if you’ve been a fan for the last 6 or so years, everyone has a connection to Fox’s musical television series Glee. Your younger sister probably has watched it since she was 14, or maybe your boss sons girlfriend dragged him to their live concert tour back in 2011, and maybe you had to hear the recap in excruciating detail. This is all sad and relevant because on Friday night, the show ended for good with an equally heartbreaking and uplifting series finale, and it did not disappoint. Following the original adorable band of misfits back to the appropriately titled first half where it flashed back to an extended pilot, to flashing forward 5 years into the future (2020 looks great by the way), fans have every reason to be pleased. However, Glee’s legacy does not end with this finale, because it truly means something different and special for everyone. For some, it’s a sanctuary where its not only okay to be different, but encouraged. It is a testament to liberating pop culture and more mainstream acceptance around the world for all people of every race, gender, and sexuality. It is a life lesson through a song that really will never end. So, thanks for the 6-year thrill ride, Glee, you’ll forever be in our hearts. Miss the episode or just curious how the phenomenon end? Read an extended recap here! Read more ›

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Weekly Thoughts From Your Tribe (03/09 – 03/13)

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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 9, 2015 – March 13, 2015

Tribemint Logo_PNGDisney Smash Hit Frozen Gets a Sequel,”Melted” puns circulature?

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Will Disney ever truly Let it Go? It is no secret that their winter-themed musical Frozen was their greatest hit to date. Seriously, it even beat out The Lion King with the amount of revenue it brought in. While Frozen has literally been blasted all over the world in every form of music and merchandise that exists, causing some of us to twitch in pain at the opening tune of Let it Go or Do You Want to Build a Snowman?, apparently, enough is not enough. Disney announced that there would be a sequel of the mega-hit Tuesday morning, and of course, the Internet exploded (at least there were no ice blasts involved, at least not yet). While a title or production or release date has yet to be released, we imagine that it will feature the same award-winning cast. Anna herself aka Kristen Bell even tweeted her excitement in several hilarious ways. Entertain yourself by stalking her tweets, featuring a series of rejected Frozen 2 promotional photos, or read more about the story here! Read more ›

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Weekly Thoughts From Your Tribe (3/02 – 3/06)

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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 2, 2015 – March 6, 2015

Tribemint Logo_PNGViral Dress Meme Becames Powerful?Campaign

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Remember the dress meme of last week? So does everyone else. While we all fought with one another several hours over whether or not a basic dress was white and gold or blue or black, the folks at Salvation Army in South Africa were brainstorming how to use this internet sensation for the greatest good. Update: they have succeed. Thursday, the launched their new campaign on?Twitter?featuring the dress itself. Why is so hard to see black and blue? is the tagline of the campaign, featuring a beautiful girl with bruises on her face in the white and gold dress. It proceeds to explain how 1 out of every 6 women are victims of domestic violence, but how the signs are not always obvious. This campaign is absolutely brilliant for a handful of reasons. For one, the timeliness is exceptional. If they had waited any later to launch this, it would have received less buzz. Also, the message itself is beautiful, and perfect for their vision of inspiring people to look past initial appearances and to dig deeper. Well done, Salvation Army, and we are sure this campaign will help make an amazing difference. Read more here.
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Weekly Thoughts From Your Tribe (2/24 – 2/27)

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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!

February 24, 2015 – February 27, 2015

Tribemint Logo_PNGZendaya vs Fashion Police, The Classy and the Quitting

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We already knew that social media could help people take over the world, but it also can now help people quit their jobs, famous folk included! One of the biggest scandals to hit this year Oscars followed Joan Rivers’ Fashion Police replacement (rest in peace) Giuliana Rancic making terribly racist comments about Disney starlet Zendaya dreadlocks. Apparently, dreadlocks automatically smell like weed. Yes, that was said on TV. The 18-year-old singer and actress, handled the criticism as classy she could, posting a beautiful quote on Instagram defending herself and African American hair in this culture. Co-host of Fashion Police Kelly Osbourne, did not respond, however, in such a civilized manner, tweeting several times about how she does not condone racism, and how she is seriously considering quitting the show Tuesday afternoon. Wow, talk about a joke gone all wrong. Maybe they should stick to not tearing people apart on the red carpet. Will Osbourne actually quit the gig? Only time will tell. Read more about the story here! Read more ›

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Weekly Thoughts From Your Tribe (2/09 – 2/13)

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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!

February 9, 2015 – February 13, 2015

Tribemint Logo_PNGNetflix Releases Season 3 of Popular Show Early

Screen Shot 2015-02-13 at 1.06.06 AMOh, Netflix. You’re always so perfect in our eyes. You are our saving grace, our best distraction, and most reliable friend. However, like all things in life, you are flawed. Netflix had it’s first real big “oops” moment on Wednesday when they accidentally streamed the newest season of their popular, original political drama show, House of Cards more than two weeks early. According to CNBC, the latest 13-episode season wasn’t supposed to be uploaded until Feb. 27. Fans of the show took to Twitter and other social media platforms to display their clear outrage. Their new season was uploaded just to be taken down. I guess we can’t always get what we want, until two weeks from now. While this may have been a pretty genius PR stunt, Netflix claims it was an accident, and laughed it off on Twitter like it was nothing. Maybe it was. They are Netflix, after all. They are supreme force not to be questioned. Read more about the drama here! Read more ›

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