Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Mar 5, 2014
March 5, 2014
Forget the much-vaunted FOMO (Fear-Of-Missing-Out) phenomenon inspired by glowingly edited Facebook posts. Turns out we ain't buyin' it.
Ford's "Looking Further with Ford: 2014 Trends" report finds three out of four U.S. social media users (74 percent) think the people they know on social media "paint a better picture of their lives on social media than it is in reality."
But we do chase those "Likes!" --social media is also an increasingly important factor in self-image and self-esteem: 62 percent of consumers surveyed for the Ford report agreed with the statement, "When people react positively to the things I share on social media, I feel better about myself." (Kaye)
Buying a desktop computer? You are in a dwindling number of people, it seems.
Market research firm International Data Corporation says shipments of personal computers dropped nearly 10 percent last year.
That's the largest drop since desktop and laptop machines began to appear on people's wish lists decades ago, and indicates (like you didn't know) how popular tablets and other mobile devices like smartphones have become. It's the seventh consecutive quarter (a year and three quarters) of falling PC sales.
KENDALL JENNER's runway modeling career is only three weeks old, and yesterday she walked in the Chanel fashion show in Paris. In the modeling world, that's like making it to the Super Bowl after only playing three games ever!
New York magazine's "The Cut" says Kendall was in the middle of the pack of models who strutted their stuff on a stage made to resemble a Whole Foods market crossed with a really chic K-Mart store-- complete with aisles of Chanel products, grocery and food items, and plastic grocery carts. (Also appearing in the show, : RIHANNA and supermodel CARA DELEVINGNE.)
Kendall's KARL LAGERFELD-designed ensemble consisted of a boxy sweater coat paired with sparkly hot-pink pants underneath. Chanel is the fourth major show in which Kendall's appeared in three weeks. Half-sister KIM KARDSASHIAN couldn't have been happier. She posted on her Instagram account: ""WOW Kendall Jenner walking in the Chanel show!!! We all set out alarms to watch online! This is unreal!"
Oh, and after the elaborate Chanel grocery store show was over, the audience looted the aisles of products on the way out. (Bartha)
Tonight's the night ARSENIO HALL will turn over his syndicated show to PRINCE.
The Purple One has made headlines lately with a six-minute YouTube video posted after his Manchester, England, concert in which he does a wild version of "Let's Go Crazy" from his iconic "Purple Rain" album. During the show he performed brand-new tracks from the forthcoming 3RDEYEGIRL album, "PLECTRUMELECTRUM," as well as ripping through some classic tracks as well.
There's no word on what he'll do tonight on Arsenio, but knowing Prince, it'll be classic. To find out where Arsenio airs in your market, click HERE.
Fresh from his Oscar win for Best Supporting Actor, JARED LETO is hitting the road this summer with his band, 30 SECONDS TO MARS. In fact, it will be a co-headlining tour with LINKIN PARK. They're calling it the "Carnivores Tour" with AFI opening all of the shows. The 25-date run begins August 8th in West Palm Beach, Florida, and wraps on September 19th in Concord, California. There's a September 15th date at the Hollywood Bowl too. (Marino)
Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places:
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, right?
One woman went passive-aggressive and decided to take out a newspaper ad that read:
"I would like to say congratulations to Shara Cormier and Patrick Brown... They are expecting a baby. Hope you both are really in love and I hope it works out. Always, Patrick's wife, Temeshia Brown."
According to other information visible on the page, it looks as if the parties involved could be from an area in Sabine County, Texas, though there is no further proof as to whether the ad is real.
Editor's note: "Hey honey, did you read the paper today?" (Maiman)
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