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por   /  29/11/2011  /  16:55

* Por que as pessoas odeiam os hipsters?

O Guardian publicou uma matéria ótima sobre isso! Seguem alguns trechos:

Hipster Hitler web comic was launched in August 2010. It re-imagines the führer as a cardigan-wearing know-it-all, fond of bicycles, organic cashews and typewriters. Fans can buy American Apparel T-shirts bearing such slogans as “Eva 4 Eva” and “Death Camp For Cutie”.

Nevertheless, from London to Lima, Sydney to Mexico City, detractors might not know exactly what a hipster is, but they do know what they don’t like: a tiresome sort of trendy, ostentatious in their perceived rebellion, yet strangely conformist; meticulous in their tastes, yet also strangely limited. Squatting somewhere between MGMT, The Inbetweeners and Derek Zoolander, this modern incarnation is all mouth and skinny trousers.

The book settles on 1999 as New York’s hipster year zero. This was when American Apparel opened, the Canadian hipster magazine Vice moved to New York, and the sneaker boutique and branding agency Alife established itself on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

“The hipster,” Horing suggests, “is the bogeyman who keeps us from becoming too settled in our identity, keeps us moving forward into new fashions, keep us consuming more ‘creatively’ and discovering new things that haven’t become lame and hipster. We keep consuming more, and more cravenly, yet this always seems to us to be the hipster’s fault, not our own.”

Horing also raises an even less-palatable notion: ‘”If you are concerned enough about the phenomenon to analyse it and discuss it, you are already somewhere on the continuum of hipsterism and are in the process of trying to rid yourself of its ‘taint’.”

Texto completo em > http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/oct/14/hate-hipsters-blogs

* O Gustavo Mini, do Conector, escreve sobre como a tecnologia está nos deixando mais pop:

“Não é só aquele papo de que agora a gente também produz vídeos e músicas em casa, mas é que a nossa vida está servindo de recheio pra blogs e redes sociais, está emoldurada em telas de todos os tamanhos, se transformou na linha narrativa de muitos projetos interativos. Hoje, qualquer foto tem cara de ensaio e até um toque de telefone tem jeito de trilha sonora. Esse é um dos efeitos colaterais que não se esperava da tecnologia: era pra ela deixar a vida mais fácil, mas também está deixando a vida mais pop.”

Post completo em > http://www.oesquema.com.br/conector/2011/11/23/15-minutos.htm

* Mark Zuckerberg diz que o e-mail vai morrer. John Naughton discorda (e eu também)!

The only thing that’s surprising about this is that people are surprised by it. Most teenagers use technology to communicate with their friends and for that purpose email is, well, too formal. (Apart from anything else, because it’s an asynchronous medium, you don’t know whether someone has read your message.) So kids use synchronous messaging systems such as SMS and social networking tools that provide the required level of immediacy.

But the main reason young people don’t use email is that they haven’t yet joined the world of work. When (or if) they do, a nasty shock awaits them, because organisations are addicted to email. The average employee now-adays receives something like 100 email messages a day and coping with that deluge has become one of the challenges of a working life.

Organisational addiction to email has long since passed the point of dysfunctionality and now borders on the pathological, with employees sending messages to colleagues in nearby cubicles, people covering their backs by cc-ing everyone else and managers carpet-bombing subordinates with attachments. The real problem, in other words, is not that email is dying but that it’s out of control.

Texto completo em > http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/nov/27/john-naughton-mark-zuckerberg-email


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