Grouper get together Last night Betabeat ventured to Chez André at The Standard for a popup speakeasy for Grouper, an online “social club” that matches groups of friends up with each other for a night out on the town. The crowd appeared to be populated by the well-groomed facet of the technology sector–maybe it was heavy on the fintech and fashtech arenas?–with besuited bros and well-dressed ladies sipping drinks from the open bar and swaying along to Icona Pop.
GREAT SACRIFICES OF THE INTERNET
As Betabeat continues our ’round-the-clock Alec Baldwin Twitter Fiasco coverage, we have reached a crucial breaking point: in the wake of his being ejected from an airplane for playing Words For Friends when he wasn’t supposed to, Mr. Baldwin—the Glengarry Glen Ross actor who once called his 11 year-old daughter a ”rude, thoughtless little pig“—has left Twitter. And plans on coming back.
IP Uh Oh
Yesterday, the world took note of a revolution brewed in the skies—or ten feet from an airport gate—when Glengarry Glen Ross actor Alec Baldwin stood up for an entire populace of belligerent, gadget-tethered humans and revolted against the oppressive goosestepping of flight attendants who want you to turn your iPad off when airplanes taxi out of runways. He did it by refusing to stop playing Zynga’s ‘Scrabble’-copycat, Words With Friends.
WORDS WITH ALEC
AM New York’s Twitter feed just published what they say is a totally real statement from the company on actor Alec Baldwin’s recent dust-up with American Airlines, wherein, Mr. Baldwin was kicked off of a flight for playing Words With Friends. It looks like this:
The Twitter Literary Canon is receiving a new, highbrow, high-profile addition.