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In The News…

Fashion

- Rooney is the new February Vogue cover girl. [Source]

- Beyonce is rumored to be the new face of H&M. [Source]

- Adam Levine and Nicki Minaj will be collaborating with Kmart to put out clothing and accessory lines. [Source]

- The Coveteur will be hosting a children’s theme all week and is currently featuring Suri Cruise. [Source]

- Alber Elbaz will be launching a makeup collection with Lancome [Source]

Music

- Yeah Yeah Yeahs announce new album “Mosquito.” [Source]

- Ryan Gosling could have been a Backstreet Boy. [Source]

Television

- Denzel Washington took his 21-year old daughter Olivia to the Golden Globe Awards Sunday evening as his date, but the media thought she was actually his wife Pauletta who is 62. #awkward [Source]

- Netflix has signed a deal to stream a new batch of shows including: Adventure Time, The West Wing, Fringe, Chuck and many more. [Source]

Tommy Lee Jones’s grump face at the Golden Globes is now an internet meme. Naturally. [Source]

Seattle

- Pickwick will release their debut album “Can’t Talk Medicine” on March 12. For now, here is a cover of “Lady Luck” with Sharon Van Etten [Source]

- Top Pot will open its first drive-thru in Issaquah. [Source]

- Seattle’s new Bullitt Center may be the greenest building ever. That’s Seattle for ya! [Source]

Other

- Lindsay Lohan made yet another huge life mistake by firing her lawyer Shawn Holley and also owing her $300K in unpaid fees [Source]

- Microsoft will shut down MSN Messenger on March 15, 2013 after 13 years. [Source]

- Kate Middleton is due in July. [Source] And so is Kimye’s baby.

- Actress Lena Dunham has pledged that she won’t get married until all gay people can get married. [Source]

- Miss America Contestant Allyn Rose says the she will get a double mastectomy after she has completed a year of service as Miss DC or Miss America since her mother, aunt, and grandmother have all passed away from breast cancer. [Source]

- New Myspace is now open to the public. Meanwhile, I am still very very cautious about it. [Source]

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Blog Posts Roundup 1/3/13

There were just too many fantastic reads today that I couldn’t make a post about every single one of them.  Seriously, they are taking up all my tabs so I decided to turn them into a roundup post for your viewing convenience.

1. Facebook Prototype – Swedish designer Fred Nerby created this awesome prototype of a possible Facebook user interface that looks nothing like Timeline. Instead it resembles something more of the renovated MySpace, but damn, this looks. good. If you want to see the details clearer, watch the Vimeo in full screen. [Source]

2. Saving Your Instagrams – – – > Instaport

3. “Why I Left My Fancy Magazine Job” – Former Fashionista Editor Lauren Sherman explains why she left a gig at Lucky Magazine that many aspiring young women dream of.

4. Pinterest Acquires Punchfork – Pinterest makes its first big move in 2013 by acquiring one of my favorite recipe sites. [Source]

5. Seattle Music Ruled Today – Allen Stone performed on Ellen and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” went platinum.

photo cred | Michael Clinard – Seattle Met [Russell Investments office]

6. Modern Style Offices Thrive in Seattle – I couldn’t agree more that this open floor plan does wonders for productivity. [Source]

7. The 5 Innovative Social Media Campaigns of 2012

8. Starbucks is revealing their new $1 reusable cup. Will it catch on? [Source]

9. Man moves back in with his family to allow a homeless family to live in his home – such an amazing story about kindness and generosity. The video to accompany this post is a must-see. [Source]

10. McDreamy wants in on the Tully’s on Broadway in Capitol Hill. [Source]

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Welcome to the New MySpace

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I just received my invite to the new MySpace! Should I go through with it? Readers, what do you think?

Let’s pro/con this ish:

Pro: 

  • Justin Timberlake’s name is all over this
  • The new sleek interface
  • The focus on music

 

Con:

  • No one I know is on it
  • Creating an account right now takes too much time
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MySpace Making A Comeback?

You know it.

First off, watch the video above – then let’s talk about it.

If the entire video looks unfamiliar to you, that’s because it is. This isn’t the MySpace you used to know. It has been completely revamped and funny thing – it includes features from various other social media websites. You can log in with Facebook, the pictures are large and inflated like Flickr, and the layout is a little bit like Tumblr. There’s no denying, however, that the interface is what makes this transformation complete. While Facebook continues to upgrade their look with Timeline and who knows what else, new MySpace decided to simplify everything for you. It looks good.

Now I know there are going to be some haters in this audience that don’t like change. Hey, I don’t like change all of the time either. There are people that still only use Facebook and still complain about Timeline and how it is just NOW affecting their experience. Bros – if you didn’t get Timeline a year ago like everyone else, you are behind the curve. Yes, you. Why do you want to be late on discovering what is evolving in social media? Maybe it’s just me, but as an avid participant, I want to be the first and …the first (this girl) just signed up to be invited for the new MySpace.

Did I mention that Justin Timberlake had his hands all over this? I mean couldn’t you tell? Sexy…hands. No? No. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE!

At some point, everyone jumps on the band wagon. So you can give the new Myspace a chance (which maybe you should, there’s a huge music emphasis this time around and it seems like fun) or you can sulk in the corner with your Facebook timeline and wonder why God is punishing you. Meanwhile, everyone has already swiftly transitioned and is laughing at your misfortune. Truth.

And because I enjoy Justin Timberlake so much…

Yeah you’re welcome.

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Friendster Returns

After learning that Myspace will be reformed into a music platform, Friendster has decided to make its comeback by being a game-focused social networking site. If you previously had a Friendster account, you will still be able to log in – but get this – you can also log in using your Facebook account.

Owned.

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MySpace sells for $35 Million

The text that accompanied this article that I read on this news today said that MySpace was sold for a mere $35 million. I’m sorry – when did $35 million become an insignificant amount of money? Okay- well when you compare it to the fact that News Corp. bought it for $580 million back in 2005 – it doesn’t look so good.  Anyways, MySpace has ended it’s social networking run – as expected – but will focus more on the entertainment aspect. Justin Timberlake, (yes Justin Timberlake) now has partial ownership of the company and hopes that its new pathway will continue to support the music industry.

“There’s a need for a place where fans can go to interact with their favorite entertainers, listen to music, watch videos, share and discover cool stuff and just connect. MySpace has the potential to be that place,” Timberlake said in a statement. “Art is inspired by people and vice versa, so there’s a natural social component to entertainment.”

Is it just me…or is Justin Timberlake taking is role as Sean Parker too seriously?

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It Ain’t Easy Being an Internet Personality…

The internet deserves a great deal of credit for making YouTube stars and molding internet personalities. With this kind of instantaneous fame, people can do just about anything. Fashion bloggers are designing collections with high end designers. The world applauded a young teenage boy who stood up to his bully in a video that went viral in less than 24 hours. Then there are stars like Justin Bieber. Where would you really be without YouTube?

Even though the internet can be generous with its offerings, it’s important to remember that the people behind the screen won’t always be so welcoming. As I was going through my daily reads, I came across an article that will be appearing in next month’s Rolling Stone Magazine about Kirsten Ostrenga AKA Kiki Kannibal, a young girl known for her scene queen personality. As her internet celebrity status skyrocketed, the young girl developed both a following of fans and haters.

I actually had no idea who Kiki Kannibal was until reading this article nor do I understand how MySpace can foster celebrities like this, but I did find this article an extremely interesting read.

To check it out, click here.

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MySpace Announces Partnership With Facebook

Before Facebook there was Myspace. Before Myspace, there was Friendster. At the rate we are going at right now, there may never be another social networking site after Facebook. The premiere social networking site has managed to eat up everything in its path and now it has practically swallowed Myspace. What other choice does a social networking site have left after another has practically taken all of its users? Join with the enemy. Yesterday afternoon, Myspace announced that they will be expanding on their already existing partnership with Facebook in a number of ways.

Users will now be able to log into their Myspace account by simply logging into their Facebook first, for those who are still on Myspace anyways. Myspace also plans to add a “Like” button to just about everything found on their website.

For more information on the merge, click here.

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Congratulations He Is We!

You can find the local band on the front of the MySpace music page today.

These guys are having a great end to the year – announcing their debut album and touring with The Rocket Summer. I can’t wait to see what Rachel and Trevor do next.

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In the News…

- The title of the new Batman movie will be “The Dark Knight Rises.” [Source]

- Blake Lively and Penn Badgley have split after three years. [Source]

- Greyson Chance debuted his brand new single on Ellen.

- Billy Ray Cyrus has filed for divorce from his wife of 17 years Tish. [Source] OH NOEZZZZ!

MySpace finally went ahead with the decision to change their logo. [Source]

- A sneak peak at Queen Heidi Klum’s Halloween costume! [Source]

- Oprah Winfrey has got a new logo. [Source] Do we like this?

- Audrina Patridge was given the boot from Dancing With The Stars, but don’t worry she’s attempting to stay relevant by getting herself on a new television show. [Source]

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Myspace gets even more unattractive

Myspace decided this week that they would also change up their logo. I kid you not, the image above is actually the new design. I did not create that in a paint program. Myspace thought they would get a little clever with their words by disposing of the space and creating a blank line. I call that laziness.

It’s hard for me to knock at Myspace because before Facebook existed, Myspace was the only social networking site I used. It must have been rough for the site to get left in the dust because let’s be real, Facebook got everything. They got a movie and the title of being the number one social networking site on the interwebs. The only thing Myspace truly succeeded at was their music Myspace pages – the only reason I use the site even after deleting my old account.

I’ve got only one question in mind right now. Is Myspace sure about this? After all, we just witnessed everyone in the world ripping Gap a new one. Could the new design go more smoothly since Myspace has been off the radar?

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Yow Yow’s Official Guide to Facebook

Sometimes, I wish that Facebook came with a manual. Let’s be real, the social networking site is taking over. It’s not Google, but sometimes I fear that it will get there. Since this is The Social Network’s opening weekend, I thought I would make a post covering some advice and hints regarding the website. I think I have said it before, but I feel like Facebook is as common as a phone number. Everyone has it. While most people use it as a distraction from their homework to quickly chat with friends, edit their information, or creep on others, my main use for it is entertainment. There have been way too many times when I have perused the status updates or the photos wondering why people are so laughable. And with that – let’s get to the good stuff.

  • If you have not met someone in person but have seen them around, ask yourself why you feel the need to add this person. This is especially awkward if you roll in the same circles-  ie) work or school. I never know what I’m supposed to say to these “friends” when I see them out and about. Am I supposed to say hi or ask how are you? I don’t know you.
  • Celebrities and musicians are normal people too. They like to have Facebook as well to keep in touch with friends they ALREADY know. Notice how I said friends – not fans. Fans – stick to MySpace.
  • Beware of the passive aggressive. Bad days happen to everyone. Does it mean we want to hear about it via your Facebook status? Probably not. These statuses reference a low moment during the day and typically hint at someone else being involved like a friend or someone they’re dating. Ex) “I HATE LIARS!” or “There’s only so much you can take until you break.” [actual statuses]
  • The mirror pictures…just get someone to take the picture for you. What starts on MySpace stays on MySpace.
  • The boozer. You’re young and you want to party – we get it. Your pictures, however, don’t always have to show you having a good time. Personally, I never thought it was a big deal until I got involved and realized that it was  not always very classy. Your pictures say a lot about the person that you are. If you become friends with people you work with or family, do you really want them to see you in that kind of light?
  • The same goes for status updates. We don’t care how much you drank last night, if you have spent all day drinking and doing nothing else, or if you have the hangover from hell. We get it. You’re an alcoholic.
  • Don’t add every friend request you receive. If you don’t know them, it’s best to just deny. Your Facebook profile contains so much information – a lot of information that could be harmful to you if you connect with a stranger. It doesn’t matter if you have friends in common- if you don’t know who’s adding you, don’t feel pressured to add them.

  • The extended arm picture. Did you know that there’s a camera for that now? People LOVE pictures. Sometimes they love it a little too much. I just love seeing entire albums with a friend doing the extended arm picture with various other people. Usually it will include one other person because you can only stretch so far. You’re friends with a lot of people – high five!
  • Be realistic in your friend count. This isn’t high school. You don’t have to be friends with everyone and although it may be difficult at first, it is nice to downsize your number of friends with the delete button. I’ll admit that I kept certain people around because I thought maybe later in life we would get in touch again, but then I think… no probably not. The best part is when you delete someone and they add you back again within a few days. Kind of makes you wonder…
  • If you haven’t talked to someone in over five years, don’t try to reconnect over Facebook chat. It’s a little awkward. “So what have you been doing for the past five years?” is going to lead into a long conversation that no one wants to have.
  • Do NOT tell us about your schedule for the day in great detail starting from morning until evening. ex) Morning classes at 7:45 AM! Then work for four hours and a 20 minute lunch break, seven hours of studying… gonna be a long night!”
  • The lyricist/poet – It’s nice to like lyrics from songs, I suppose that’s why musicians are so successful. No one is going to know where that lyric is from except for you. It may mean a lot to you, but it doesn’t mean very much to me.
  • The one who begs for sympathy – “When are these days going to get a little easier?” “I’ve never been so emotionally drained.” You’re waiting for your Facebook “friends” to ask you what’s wrong. I will not because this is neither the right time nor place for that. If you want to talk about your day or your feelings, don’t be mysterious. If it’s personal, call up a friend or get a blog – no need to splash it on my newsfeed.
  • Facebook Application Invites. Just don’t.

I’ll admit, I have made a few Facebook mistakes here and there. Sometimes, you don’t even realize when you do, just be careful about the things you post because what goes on the internet stays on the internet… even untagged pictures!

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American Idol to include online auditions

Can you believe that American Idol is already going into their 10th season? I had no idea that the show had been running for so long, but then you remember all of the contestants that have been impacted by the show – Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, etc. In its 10th season, the show is about to undergo some major changes, the first being a new lineup of judges. We have lost Ellen DeGeneres after one season, Kara DiGuardio after two, and Simon Cowell who has been with us from the start. Randy Jackson will still be at the judge’s table along with newbies Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez [who will be earning $12 million for her contract with the show.]  American Idol has always been searching for “the next big superstar” so they are making sure they have all of their bases covered by lowering the age to audition to age 15. You never know how many Justin Bieber’s could be out there.

This year, American Idol also plans to allow auditions to be recorded and posted on MySpace. [I see we're trying to bring this one back again.] From now until October 6th, contestants will be able to post a 40-second video of their audition, but are limited to just one audition video per contestant. They will be judged just like on American Idol and then receive callbacks to Los Angeles if chosen. If they are judged just like they are on American Idol, does that mean the judges will give criticism via…MySpace comments?!

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Facebook reportedly testing a “subscribe” button

[by the way LOL at the test user]

Subscribing is a lot less blunt then “stalking,” but I think we all really know what that is implying don’t we? Facebook is about to send their users into a flurry if they decide to press on in developing the subscribe button. I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t exactly want specific people to be notified for every action I’m participating on in Facebook. The newsfeed is already doing that job for me.

As of right now, I’m already hiding a lot by customizing privacy options not to mention the occasional deleting of a “friend” [but not really.]

I’m completely opposed to the idea because I think people don’t realize how much of an open book we already are on the internet. Facebook - take a step back please. MySpace also had a similar option called “Ffavorites,” but it was somewhat creepy because you never knew who marking your page as a favorite. Users weren’t notified about the favorite’s actions, but they did have their page saved to their account and could visit it whenever they wanted unless there were certain privacy restrictions.

To read the full article, click here. If you’re actually for the idea though, leave a comment because I’m interested in hearing what other people’s thoughts are.

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Times are a changin’

You know what I really want to bring back? Secret shows.

and not the MySpace kind… I’m talking Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist style.

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