Listen now | This week we kick things off with a look at Google’s very bad earnings report and a bombshell Reuters report that revealed that Twitter seems to be hemorrhaging users. Then we take a dive into the exploitative and uncomfortable world of British “dangerous places” YouTubers. You know the ones. Those posh guys that go vlog in failed states and turn human misery into clickbait. And, finally, we take a long and comprehensive look at the rise of the TikTok stay-at-home girlfriend. Ryan says stay-at-home girlfriend content seems deeply isolating and lonely and sort of haunting to watch. While Luke just really wants to do nothing all day except drink juices and swim.
I would like to see your SAHGF TikTok and raise you Dubai Housewife TikTok, because it is absolutely the grimmest, most dystopian thing I have ever seen. The account that pops up most often is a woman who spends her days eating at extremely fancy restaurants (frequently on some sort of terrace or patio), shopping "if I've been good and my husband lets me" (inside giant megamalls), getting beauty treatments (inside hermetic looking spas) and then eating al fresco at extremely expensive restaurants with her husband, all narrated in a totally deadpan voice that leaves you wondering if this is a self-aware master of irony or someone whose affect has been zonked out by too many pills and the ennervating effects of living inside one of those Arcologies from Sim City. I cannot stop watching.
Bald and Bankrupt… you mean NFKRZ’s slightly creepy drinking buddy?
I liked your comment that seeing more p-rn on an social media site is a sign of impending death for it, but wasn't that the opposite case for tumblr? Is tumblr the upside down?