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Reddit AMAs have been on a hot streak recently, featuring everything from overly polite Canadian politicians to RAPPERS WHOSE CAPS LOCK KEYS ARE BROKEN. Today, Reddit featured Martha Stewart, the lifestyle guru without whom Pinterest would be nothing.
We all learned a lot from the AMA. For instance, Ms. Stewart is Read More
Pinterest is the go‐to place for five types of online media: recipes, DIY projects, fitspo, accessible street‐style photos and inspirational quotes.
Today, we are most concerned with the hugely influential social network’s cottage industry of quotes. Most of these quotes are unattributed and have no apparent origin, appearing to have simply bubbled up from Read More
Austin Kleon has just released his latest book, Show Your Work, which is a manual for artists and entrepreneurs that hate the idea of self-promotion, but want to find an audience for their work. If you want your work to get discovered, here are Austin Kleon’s 10 rules for sharing like an artist. Read More
We knew Lil Jon was good at making music (“Yeah!” was an instant classic on the mid-2000s bar mitzvah circuit), and that he also did pretty well on Celebrity Apprentice (yep, we watched that).
But as of yesterday, we now also know the 43-year-old rapper is capable of hosting the greatest Reddit AMA we’ve ever seen — yes, greater even than that guy with two dicks.
In the last few years, bragging about pit bull adoption became a certifiable social media trend. Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest are littered with crappy memes declaring pit bull owners’ superiority over all other humans.
It’s perplexing; people adopt dogs every day and get on with their lives. They’re hardly persecuted minorities. And yet, some pit Read More
Fashion Week Observed
Reddit is a weird place. What bubbles to the top is a masterclass in what makes the Internet talk and how twisted the social news website can be. It’s a hotbed of memes, viral videos and sharable posts that permeate the Internet, so we decided to take a look at what the most popular posts Read More
CuteCircuit's mission of integrating shimmering LED lights into eveningwear is laudable, to be sure. The only problem? The designs they showed at the Hudson Hotel yesterday keep wearable tech firmly in the category of novelty. Read More
Off the Media
You don’t need an inbox full of breathless press releases trumpeting identical calorie-counting dating apps with free weather alerts to know the start-up scene can be monotonous.
Ironpants and Guess the 90’s are today’s sparkly flakes at the bottom of the millrace, and every would-be Jack Dorsey with a beta and fancy card is joining the stampede.
For that reason, it takes a lot to catch Betabeat’s hype-weary eye. But every once in a while, we come across an app or a website that looks like it could actually—yes—improve modern life (or at least insidiously colonize another lobe of your brain).
Here, we’ve assembled our annual list of tech visionaries based in New York City, a group of innovators, impresarios, paradigm-twisters and all-around entreprenerds leading the city’s tech scene.
I own a goat. Her name is Bucket.
Less than a year ago, I had an apartment in Manhattan, convinced I was ready to live the dream. I was a published author. I had high profile PR and marketing clients. I wasn’t sure exactly which dream I was living but I was pretty sure New York City was the place you came to celebrate it.
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.