There is such long time (not even so much, to be honest… approximately 10 years of Social Media impact) the web changing our lives.
We use our smartphone as our best friend, 27/7 addicted and absorbed by the information flux and almost of the time we live inside virtual reality.
Television, newspapers, radio, music changing their aspects and migrated into the web which acts as a large capacitor.
The network is huge and almost pressed to meet and exceed all of our needs: from the basic ones to the more superfluous.
The content creators today are the real stars of this world stage: bloggers, singers, artists, journalists and more.
All in real-time: commens, video, content,tweets, makes headlines.
Who comes from old media seems to struggle to adapt, apart from rare and exceptional cases.
Clearly, the web has its pros and its cons.
The magazines have seen a sharp decline, with regard to the paper version, while the other party online seems to be getting stronger and more focused on what could be called opinion leaders.
There are many talented young people who are moving in this universe, determined to fight the global crisis and they seems to have found a new way of working, by following their passions and their vocations.
The majority of these guys are all graduates with an instruction of all respect, good looking, smart and confident.
Here are the 10 bloggers that make up Net-a-Porter’s “Blog Power List” – bookmark these guys if you haven’t already! Over at Net-a-Porter, you can shop the blogger’s signature look, read quotes from the panel of experts and learn which blogs almost made the cut.
1. Tommy Ton of Jak & Jil
2. Hanneli Mustaparta of Hanneli
3. BryanBoy of Bryan Boy
4. Garance Dore of Garance Dore
5. Susanna Lau of Style Bubble, (Go, Young & Posh!)
6. Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist
7. Imran Amed of Business of Fashion
8. Tavi Gevinson of Style Rookie
9. Erin Kleinberg and Stephanie Mark of The Coveteur
10. Julia Frakes of Yes! A Bunny Stream of Conch
Want the scoop on which fashion experts put together this list? Here they are:
Mickey Boardman, Founder, Paper Magazine
Derek Blasberg, Editor-at-Large, Harper’s Bazaar and Senior Editor, V Magazine
Grace Lam, Senior Fashion Style Editor, Vogue China
Colin McDowell, Fashion Commentator
Jonny Johansson, Creative Director, ACNE
Anna Laub, Creative Director, Prism
Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, Designers, Peter Pilotto
Richard Nicoll, Founder & Creative Director, Richard Nicoll
Rich Tong, Fashion Director, Tumblr
Mattias Swenson, Founder, Bloglovin’
The television seems to be aimed at an audience more obsolete, that belongs to another generation is not digitized. In fact, even the tv, apart from Pay-per-view, it is rightly moving online.
This also happens with music. The CD has been supplanted by platform as Spotify, Sound Clouds, I tunes, Ping that allow you to download music.. This was a blow that put their backs to the wall to record labels.
Social networks are the new form of communication and entertainment. The network creates the opportunity to zap on what we are interested in, like a stream of consciousness in which every thought is materialized in the virtual world.
The creativity is change:
If you click on the pictures you are automatically redirect to http://www.influencersfilm.com.
I tell you some about the project: INFLUENCERS is a short documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends and creativity become contagious today in music, fashion and entertainment. The film attempts to understand the essence of influence, what makes a person influential without taking a statistical or metric approach.”
Written and Directed by Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson, the film is a Polaroid snapshot of New York influential creatives (advertising, design, fashion and entertainment) who are shaping today’s pop culture.
Probably today, social media is the cornerstone of your music career. It’s what lets you stay in touch with your fans and easily notify them with exciting news. With all the social media guides out there, you’d think no one remembers one of the key behavioral aspects to being human – socializing. I know, it’s hard to find a balance between social and promotional – afterall, you still need to sell your show or record. Here’s 10 secrets to help you find that social media balance.
In Art: The social media platform is not only launching the career of under-the-radar artists, it is providing the world with an entirely new way to access art. Where artists once had to first get support of the art world elite—critics, galleries and big name collectors, which would eventually lead to museum shows—before reaching the monied masses, today artists use Instagram as their own virtual art gallery, playing both dealer and curator while their fans become critics and collectors, witnessing the creative process in real time.
Standing before Marc Quinn’s looming Myth Venus sculpture in front of Christie’s Rockefeller headquarters last night was a masked protester holding a large poster that readF*** U. It was a parody of Wase Guyton’s ’s 2005 Untitled that sold for $3.52 million just hours later at the live-streamed “If I Live I’ll See You Tuesday”auction, which included 35 contemporary artworks from blue-chip names such as Richard Prince, Jeff Koons, Martin Kippenberger and Alex Israel, all handpicked by contemporary art expert Loic Gouzer, with the majority of the production on his—and Christie’s—Instagram accounts.
Instagram, makes the art process more easily!
Guyton, who makes his art on inkjet printers and photocopiers, had used his own Instagram account over the weekend in what was quickly interpreted as a subtle threat, rather than just a cheeky response, to the auction by printing and photographing dozens of prints using the same file that produced his original inkjet on linen Untitled. He could flood the market, if he wanted to. But he didn’t and the auction, which “witnessed worldwide participation” according to Christie’s and surpassed its pre-sale target of $92.9 million to total a record-breaking $134.6 million, saw Israel’s Sky Backdrop sell for five times its estimate at $1.25 million in what was the artist’s first appearance at auction. Meanwhile Kippenberger’sUntitled sold for the world record price of $18.6 million. “Christie’s is taking contemporary art and making it go to prices that it shouldn’t,” the anonymous protester told the New York Observer. “By the time they’re 30, these artists aren’t going to have anywhere to go.” But if Gouzer’s auction has taught us anything, it is that what artists will have is Instagram.
The social media platform is not only launching the career of under-the-radar artists, it is providing the world with an entirely new way to access art. Where artists once had to first get support of the art world elite—critics, galleries and big name collectors, which would eventually lead to museum shows—before reaching the monied masses, today artists use Instagram as their own virtual art gallery, playing both dealer and curator while their fans become critics and collectors, witnessing the creative process in real time.
Digital natives are clearly studying, chatting,have fun, sharing a video with friends and downloading the latest tunes from the Apps, while on the one hand the old world is disappearing and is giving way to the era electricity.
It is not a new story: Silcon Valley that has changed our habits to technology since the launch of the first computer.
Someone said that technology could leading us to isolation, but I think the road is that instead of sharing and growth of the global community.
Probably if the Orwellian vision scares you, try to see the positive side of things, we will have a life controlled but we can have bespoke, tailor-made travel, check our home when we are not in, make targeted purchases, order our favorite foods and have a medicals visits at a distance and so on.
Certainly, media education is crucial for the new digitalised populations especially in early childhood because a responsible use makes the difference.
Source: Vogue; Net-a-Porter