A little bit of synthy R&B - Kenzie May's 'Hide & Seek'
Coos and clicks from Danish singer MØ - 'Waste of Time'
And Ciara and Nicki Minaj's 'I'm Out' - I know, I'm embarrassed to reveal this here, but by god, I've played it a lot in the past week.
My teen hates school because you have to wear pants there. I love my teen. #followateenGawker tracked the #followanadult backlash launched by teen icon Tavi Gevinson. Meanwhile, Helena Fitzgerald wrote a terrific piece on the trend for The New Inquiry about how #followateen makes explicit one of the great appeals of the platform
— Choire Sicha (@Choire) April 12, 2013
Twitter is a self-curated world of choose-your-own-adventure voyeurism. It becomes interesting when you realize that you can just sit behind the scenes of someone’s life and listen to them talk to themselves, when you realize how many inner monologues — those of friends, celebrities, strangers — are waiting there naked-faced in a neat backward scroll. Voyeurism is not widely acknowledged as useful, and social media are constantly being asked to justify their efficacy. Although Twitter succeeds as a mechanism for self-promotion and offers a way to connect with strangers or friends of friends, its main utility is as entertainment. We have all wished at times that we could be there for someone else’s argument, gossip session, or first date: Twitter gets us pretty close. Twitter is where we go to be creepy, and #followateen demonstrates this: It is precisely what has made Twitter so popular, so successful, and so addictive.It's not exactly inner monologue though, is it? Anything that looks like this is usually a carefully crafted public interface to a private thought or moment. Sure, people might exist who appear to have no filter - but then, they're the same people who have no filter in face to face conversations.
Listening to @auchmill on the radio always makes me feel like a total caveman. "Ugh ugh. Ben type computer. What is art?" :(
— nzben (@nzben) May 15, 2013
They need a kid who will confidently stare another person in the eye, whether he's a coach on a recruiting visit or an acclaimed professor in class or a USC linebacker across the line of scrimmage or whatever comes later in life.
"I tell these guys all the time, the same mentality you take into a football game, you're going to take into a board meeting," Shaw said. "When you're the CEO of whatever company, you are going to walk into that board meeting with the same mentality we walk out onto the football field with."What they're offering is a chance for kids to find other kids like themselves: the almost insane 1%, the academically, physically and socially talented. Having recently finished Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In, I'd love to know if there are coaches of women's sports doing the same thing.