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For Capitalism, Every Social Leap Forward Is a Marketing Opportunity

Brands are now racing to capture the market of young people who strive to live gender identities that fit. They are the new beautiful people and their pronouns are they, their and them. Fashion courts them. Publishers pursue them. Corporations see in them the future of consuming, as generations come of age for whom notions

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‘Instagram playgrounds’ for the hashtag obsessed are taking over U.S. cities

Packed with interactive features and social media appeal, pop-up exhibits have taken major cities by storm, allowing visitors to step into another world. A sunflower garden, a caviar pool and a psychedelic laundromat are among the many Instagram-ready experiences that have taken over vacant studio spaces and abandoned buildings across the country, luring in the

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Atlanta Rap Keeps Evolving. Quality Control Is Taking It Global.

The nimble record label in the world’s de facto hip-hop capital is workingto build sustainable careers, not viral moments, in the streaming era. ATLANTA — Unless you catch a glimpse of the eggplant Mercedes-Maybach S600 or the various young men with clusters of diamonds on choker-short chains coming and going at all hours, there is

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Racial Divide Emerges on Social Media Sites

It’s well-known that African-Americans are among the top users of Twitter, however a recent survey released by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project makes a stark depiction of how divided several social media platforms are by race. The survey showed that African-Americans are more heavily congregated on Twitter and Instagram than any other ethnic group.

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Trending Now: News Headlines 01.02.13

NATION Renditions continue under Obama Secret detention of three in Djibouti shows administration’s continued embrace of controversial practice. ( by Craig Whitlock , The Washington Post) More National: Breaking National News & Headlines – Washington Post LOCAL D.C.-area lawmakers divide along unusual lines on ‘fiscal cliff’ vote Only one of Virginia’s three House Democrats voted with

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Did Instagram Really Lose 25% of Users?

Instagram lost 4 million of its 16.4 million daily active users over the Christmas holiday, according to the usage trend monitors at AppData — but let’s not jump to conclusions.The New York Post connects the (incomplete) data to last week’s revolt against Instagram’s new terms of service, but looking at AppData’s graph below, the dip doesn’t quite match up with

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