DRUNK IN TECH
There are so many apps to spice up the Modern Gatsby’s Fourth of July plans. A privately chartered helicopter to the Hamptons? Check. A car service for all of the plebeians who are taking the LIE? Check. An ice sculpture that gets everyone plastered once they arrive? Oh yes, there’s an app for that, too.
WunWun, a Postmates-like delivery app for “your every need,” will be delivering ice luges to the Hamptons for the holiday weekend, so you can celebrate our great nation’s independence with alcohol poisoning.
The Rich Are Different
Summer is here, which means that rich people and Kardashian stalkers alike will be flocking east to the Hamptons. For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of the best tech to help you plan and enjoy your classy weekend getaway (or summer-long stay, if working is beneath you).
Vacation All I Ever Wanted
When Ina Garten rings you up for an impromptu dinner party at her stately Hamptons cottage, you have to look your best. But sometimes your best designer duds isn’t good enough for her, so you have to order something special. Net-A-Porter, the online luxury retailer, is now offering same-day delivery to the Hamptons.
Vacation All I Ever Wanted
A Facebook group known as Douche spotter blew up over the weekend, and its founder is taking his show on the road to Twitter, YouTube and a Douche Spotter website.
The 12,000-member group, which now has a corresponding fan page, functions as an online town square where Hamptons residents can put arrogant visitors on blast. Over the weekend, the page featured a photo of a woman feeding her purse-dog while it sat in a high chair; two men taking up four seats and allegedly gossiping about fellow bankers’ salaries on a standing-room-only train; and tons of terrible park jobs.
Happy July Fourth Weekend! Now watch your butt if you’re in the Hamptons, because The Internet is watching.
A frustrated Hamptons
townie local has taken to Facebook to air his disapproval of douchey day-trippers — also known as “cidiots.”
Love must be in the sticky, humid, sweltering air this season. After three Facebook mafia nuptials in a succession, New York techies are taking their turn at the altar.
The New York Times covered Rachel Sterne‘s East Hamptons wedding to LiveStream founder and CEO Maxime Haot twice in the past two months, once in a trend story about live-streaming your special day. (Yes, they live-streamed it. No, you couldn’t watch without a password.)
However, Vimeo cofounder Jakob Lodwick, perhaps burned by the public’s response to previous displays of affection, avoided the paper of record’s carefully combed-over Wedding section.
The boy-girl ratio at hackathons, which resemble a sleepover with computers, pizza and Red Bull, is usually pretty one-sided. But the girl developers of the hackerish nonprofit Girl Develop It and women-led entrepreneurship start-up Jump Thru are hosting a Hackathon for Humanity, a weekend at a South Hampton shore house during which the hackers will build products Read More