Brand Apology Chingy apologizes for endorsing Donald Trump. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QRFZ_j1t80)
What’s Up? Phil on dating apps and ubiquity.
“Tech’s ‘Frightful 5’ Will Dominate Digital Life for Foreseeable Future” by Farhad Manjoo, New York Times. (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/21/technology/techs-frightful-5-will-dominate-digital-life-for-foreseeable-future.html?_r=0)
“Led by Tinder, a Surge in Mobile Dating Apps,” by Molly Wood, New York Times. (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/05/technology/personaltech/led-by-tinder-the-mobile-dating-game-surges.html)
“Zygmunt Bauman: ‘Social media are a trap,’” by Ricardo De Querol, El Pais. (http://elpais.com/elpais/2016/01/19/inenglish/1453208692_424660.html)
What’s Good? Michael on brands and the vanishing middle class.
“The American Middle Class Is Losing Ground,” Pew Social Trends. (http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2015/12/09/the-american-middle-class-is-losing-ground/)
“The disappearing middle class is threatening American mega brands,” by Hayley Peterson, Business Insider. (http://www.businessinsider.com/the-disappearing-middle-class-is-threatening-major-retailers-2015-10)
“By every meaningful measure, today's elites are gods. This should make us angry,” by Jack Sparrow, The Guardian. (http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jan/21/by-every-meaningful-measure-todays-elites-are-gods-this-should-make-us-angry)
Diggin’ in the Crates:
Phil “Stan Grant's speech on racism and the Australian dream goes viral,” by Melissa Davey, The Guardian. (http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/jan/24/stan-grants-speech-on-racism-and-the-australian-dream-goes-viral_