Rich Kids of Instagram
Everyone knows that photo-sharing site Instagram allows you to offer others a carefully curated look into your life, but what happens when you have more money than you know what to do with? You get Rich Kids of Instagram. From partying in the Hamptons to hanging out on yachts to taking helicopter rides because you’re bored, if you (or your family) are loaded with cash and have an Instagram account, you probably are going to end up on this site.
Make a Dare
Make a Dare is a new socially driven website on which users challenge each other and the results are uploaded to the site. You can earn “street cred” when other users vote on your videos or pictures of the dares you have completed. (Don’t blame me if the vinegar challenge goes horribly wrong.)There are way too many dares asking to see people’s butts or show off their underwear, so this site might not be safe for work if your office has super-strict web-use policies in place.
Anyone who has been on a road trip knows just how important the music can be. Roadtrip Mix is a new web app that creates “a playlist of music by artists that from the area you are travelling through. Drive through Boston and you might hear Aerosmith or Donna Summer. Drive through New Orleans and you might hear Lil Wayne or Dr. John.” One of the downsides is you need to be a Rdio subscriber to hear the full songs, otherwise you only get a 30-second snippet. Also, this music tool would be way cooler if it was a mobile app tied into your Rdio account that you could actually take in your car the next time you hit the road.
Video of the Week: PS I Love You – Toronto
Paper Bag Records’ PS I Love You offers up a new video from its album, Death Dreams. Directed by Christopher Mills, the video for Toronto is a rough and raw mixture of the band’s hometown, 8-bit art, grainy performance shots and processed clips that works really well with the track.
MP3 of the Week: Joe Silva – Trashbot Apocalypse
When he isn’t crafting thoughtful deep house or working with Ali Khan on their Tonepushers project, veteran local electronic producer Joe Silva is increasingly doing soundtrack work for local indie movies, TV, theatre and dance companies. His latest compositions are for Trashbot Apocalypse, a Fringe show at Venue 6 (Tom Hendry Warehouse Theatre). You can download the soundtrack for free during the Fringe, and you can check out Uptown’s review of the show at Uptownmag.com.