Betabeat has run a Sexy Week train on Twitter, Reddit, Instagram and Vine over the past few days. We left what we thought might be the least sexy, Pinterest, for last. But when combing the inspirational quote mecca for sexy stuff, we were surprised.
Pinterest, we misjudged you. We thought you were simply where cheerleading coaches and our engaged cousins went for DIY wedding centerpiece ideas and meatloaf recipes. Here’s what we didn’t realize: Pinterest’s pages upon pages of male hotties are where the site’s really hiding the meatloaf.
When Vine launched earlier this year, people were shocked that porn appeared on it. Ha, how weird that the first instinct of its users was stick to a camera down their pants and see what happens! The Twitter-owned video service largely cleaned up its act (even workarounds for searching #sex like typing #s3x seem to have disappeared), Read More
Instagram is notoriously puritanical when it comes to steamy content. Searching for hashtags like #hot and #sexy will yield zero results because the photo sharing app blocks them. Not to mention, nudity is prohibited and you can find yourself banned just because of one measly little nipple.
Strap on your goggles because our next stop on the Sexy Week tour is the Internet’s top notch home for everything gross–Reddit. From sideboobs to scruffy chests, we found a lot of sexy (and just plain repulsive) subreddits devoted to every kind of fetish that humans are interested in.
We use Twitter to stay on top of current events, social activity and whatever else we’re checking out as we obsessively refresh it all day. So why not use it to stay on top of the latest in sex news and erotica?
Whether you want your feed to contain an orgiastic flood of titillating Read More
Sometimes, when news is slow, Betabeat likes to imagine what the tech elite would be like should they appear on Bravo’s hugely successful reality TV franchise The Real Housewives. Would Sean Parker throw a glass at Zuck? Would Brit Morin flip her arts and crafts table in a fit of rosé rage? Will Elon Musk disappear for Read More
Leave it to Bezos
Here’s the thing about Jeff Bezos: He hasn’t just upended the book business and set his sights on taking over basically all retail, everywhere, all the time. He also has the singular misfortune of looking like a super villain. (Just ask anyone who works in publishing.)
From the bald head to the power-casual ensembles, it’s like he’s engaged in 24/7 Lex Luthor cosplay (and we’re not the only ones who’ve noticed, either.) Pulling Apollo-era rockets out of the ocean: total super villain move. Watching him buy the Washington Post gives us faint deja vu–didn’t we see this on an episode of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman?
Yes I'm the Great Unboxer
Between Nick Bilton’s business section cover story and the Wall Street Journal‘s Foxconn follow-up, it was hard to miss this weekend’s agitprop about the inevitable iWatch. According to Dan Lyons, that’s exactly how Apple intended it. That stock slide isn’t going to manipulate itself!
Mr. Lyons traced the start of Apple’s whisper (in a reporter’s ear) campaign back to TechCrunch blogger, investor, and Apple stock holder MG Siegler, who called the time it takes to pull an all-serving computer out of his own pocket ”insane.” That was followed by an impromptu treatise on the iWatch’s ability to “fill a gaping hole in the Apple ecosystem” from Cupertino’s former interface designer.
Silicon Alley is awfully fond of putting “proximity to other industries” in its plus column. As the line goes: We’re down the street from the top media, financial, and fashion companies in the world! Despite being neighbors, however, fashion and tech have had some trouble understanding each other–hence the growing number of fashion startups that have hung up their stilettos for good.
Into all that drama jumped Decoded Fashion with an exceedingly practical idea: a fashion hackathon where industry insiders tell techies what’s actually lacking in the market. In other words, rather than the umpteenth street style photo-sharing apps, how about the next Fashion GPS, a digital tracker for samples and look books used by designers like Lanvin, Dior and many, many more.
protests on protests
A spectacle of sex, God and hatred broke out in Times Square this afternoon. Dozens of protestors gathered to demonstrate against representatives of Westboro Baptist Church, who were in town, apparently, to protest a memorial honoring the Internet activist Aaron Swartz.
Only two WBC protestors showed up, and were cordoned off in a six-by-six Read More