Teen Bo$$: a magazine advising tweens on how to get rich by being "social media brands"


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/02/01/dark-side-gevinsons.html


#2

In most contexts, this would be considered creepy.


#3

What I’ve learned from these covers is to be a “Teen BO$$”, you need to be talented (at least I know Jojo is), work hard, and be a good salesperson. It also helps to be white, thin, and pretty.

So, the usual.


#4

Also in this context.


#5

I started wondering if this was a step up from other magazines.

But then, haven’t most magazines always been kind of icky?


#6

At first glance, I thought this was the work of Liartown USA.


#7

A publication telling people how to Get Rich Quick? What a novel and inspiring genre! This feels like a middle class white (at least from the cover designs) version of hoop dreams (the concept, not the movie) tell all the kids that a things that looks easy to do and is fun anyway should be their long-term goal, despite success being a rare long-shot.


#8

Our boys’ (14 and 16) heroes are the youtubers making $$ from crappy (often vertical) videos. They watch with quiet awe as yet another pair of “rare” sneakers is unboxed. And videos of people hurting themselves.


#9

The entire Gen Z to the publisher: What’s a magazine?


#10

Late Stage Capitalism (by which I mean the phenomenon as well as the New Yorker alternate caption in regard to the publisher of this abomination).


#11

The context here may be akin to critical examination of some deadly bacteria under a microscope.


#12

“In our next issue…that ‘Four Horseladies Of The Apocalypse’ makeover we’ve all been waiting for AND how to monetize it by customizing your My Little Pony figures”.


#13

Back in the old century, all you got was homework to be the BOSS…


#14

Some of them were OK

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jinty_(comics)

(Jinty was science fiction stories aimed at girls, by some of the 2000AD writers and artists.)


#15

Yet another example of “In a gold rush, the most money is made by selling shovels”.


#16

Trying to decide if I should be inspired or nauseated. :thinking:


#17


#18

It’s super-duper easy to be a Bo$$ Influencer when you have eyes that say to your enemies: work with me or you die!!!

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#19

I’m not going to lie, i secretly want to prank my office with a subscription to this. i know some hilarious discussions would ensue.


#20

Check your airline points. Most carriers let you buy subscriptions for relatively small amounts, a flight or two will get you enough.

I had a friend who signed his (white, male) collegue up for ebony and cosmo after taking a few surveys from United Airlines