Read my conversation with culture and trends expert Matt Klein
Plugging some words from another Substack on this fine Tuesday morning.
Happy Tuesday. Sending a quick note to plug my conversation with Matt Klein, cultural theorist and trends researcher at Reddit, on his newsletter, Zine.
We talked about apps like BeReal and the impossible, paradoxical promise of “authenticity” on social media; memes are so boring that I never want to think about the 2022 Oscars again; and what happens to the Reply Guy Industrial Complex when relationship status changes.
It was my second time chatting with Matt for his newsletter. You can read the first one, from December 2021, here.
We discussed why it might be easier to find romance on traditional social media than on dating apps (a claim that’s been debunked in my own life, as I did in fact meet a man on Hinge); the tragedy of a young social media star’s future; and how the death of Facebook will soon pose major problems for Gen Z, as they realize how difficult it is to use social media without a rolodex.
Actually, thinking about that again now… I predict a Facebook iteration for Gen Z will appear in the next 10-20 years, as teens become adults and frantically search for a way to reconnect with a camp friend or see if their middle school crush is married yet. (No, you will not be able to remember what someone’s Snap or Insta handle was.)
To my Rach Ruminates subscribers, I’ll be back very soon with another newsletter (I mean it this time).