supreme-new-york-subway-metrocard-0Crowdsourcing is very important in the world of new media, the internet has found a way of connecting us with real experiences and real information. Crowdsourcing being communities building info
rmation to the web and that being connected to millions, crowdsourcing could be current events to live tweeting. The new release of the
Supreme MetroCards is a great example of crowdsourcing because it captures the intensity of this urban fashion brand merging with New York’s MetroCard. The Supreme brand alone holds so much power within fashion and has caused a lot chaos with the release of their collaboration with New York’s public transportation. In Highsnobiety, you can see first hand experiences and how hard it really is to get this rare new release.

Crowdsourcing is really important within this blog post because it just doesn’t state that New Yorkers are trying their best to get one of these cards but it shows the audience Instagram clips on what’s actually happening out there in the crowd. This follows both live current events and live tweeting, these two factors make crowdsourcing and makes current events even that more credible. The beauty in crowdsourcing is driven by being able to witness things first hand instead of waiting for major publications to swim through what appropriate for mainstream media. Crowdsourcing gives the people the opportunity of staying socially aware without having to rely on new station and anything that is released with a schedule. The Supreme MetroCard news is just a small example on how exciting society could be and is a reflection of how much fashion and art truly drives culture within the youth.

Crowdsourcing seems to capture anything that is happening within society and should not be taken lightly. Crowdsourcing could be a tool to fact check and to find a first hand witness. Major news sources do use crowdsourcing but they don’t tend to capture it at that moment. The majority of all crowdsourcing is onsight, social media provides people that platform that ties everyone together. Even Though you might not be friends or follow someone on a social media platform, eventually trending information will travel to you within that day. Like it or not, crowdsourcing is what created social media platforms and this new age of the internet. The ability to have a story trend is something that is taken lightly. Imagine you post a picture that captures something that is going on in society like the Supreme MetroCard, you never know if that story will trend but because that topic is trending and you happened to capture it live, that photo now becomes part of the community that is crowdsourcing that same topic.

Therefore, crowdsourcing is a tool that should be respected and is a new form of media that has a big influence towards society that could potentially capture major issues that contain first hand witnesses. The beauty within this tool is people that aren’t in that situation could grasp every emotion that is being fed towards that topic, live news contains so much more realism that makes the audience embrace its relevance.


Three Stripes

Adidas has always been one of the leading shoe brands out there. Collaborating with many fashion designers to correlating their clothing to music, this long lasting company will remain ahead and continue to push fashion to strive forward. the relevance of a specific shoe has always reappeared but the Classic Adidas Superstar shoe has gone away yet.

Sneaker culture has remained present for many years, the beauty of this culture is that it will always be a reflection of music and social progression. RUN-DMC was one of the first artist that created an image for Hip-Hop to become apart of sneaker culture. His hit song “My Adidas”  was a big milestone for culture in general, RUN-DMC was able to become on of the first non-athletes to get a shoe deal. This song helped capture the tone of Adidas Classic Superstar, it had its own anthem. This anthem made it clear that Sneakers helped many people involved in Pop-Culture establish a social group. This song helped create other social groups that would not only embody the Superstars but would live the tone and mood RUN-DMC was trying to push out which was the desire of being a rockstar. Early Hip-Hop was captured as a reflection of a previous rock stars such as dressing and attitude, Run-DMC switched up that atmosphere by desiring only one brand of shoe and Co-signing this new sneaker company. Now today, many artist gravitate towards a certain fashion company just for that extra ‘flex’ on what they have on. Adidas was that flex that many artist pursue now, giving the Classic Superstars prestigious status in the sneaker culture.

The Adidas brand owns so many styles but the Superstars tend to capture every style they’ve tried to release, it could be a very subtle shoe but the rebirth of Yeezy joining Adidas helped the desire of having anything Adidas grow. Besides adidas previous collaborations with Jeremy Scott to Stan Smith: Raf Simons shoe project, Yeezy Season 3 helped the growth of Adidas. Once Yeezy Boost were released, the consumption of other Adidas’ shoes grew. Adidas was always a respected brand but after collaborating with Kanye West, the demand for any tubular or vintage sneaker rose within Adidas, the Rise of Yeezy’s actual fashion career and mixture of edgy music to match brought the overconsumption of his new Adidas shoe which led to become a prime shoe that broke many records.

Overall, Kanye West helped create Adidas and sparked the desire of wanting shoes like Superstars to Ultra Boost. Adidas remains successful because of the artist collaborations while fashion designers that create a shoe for Adidas are forgotten, artist like Kanye West and Run-DMC have created a milestone in fashion and pop culture that other shoe brands can’t capture. Adidas has remained one of the most competitive and outstanding brands by involving more Pop-Culture within its brand, this definitely separates Adidas with any other brand.


A Blog About Blogs

Blogging could be seen as a new method of writing and is seen as a tool that no one really needs. Blogging has created new platforms that have proven to become extremely successful, introduced new key elements in social media, and have formed the power of blog sites along with corporate businesses.

Blogging is seen as to be an irrelevant form of media and has been said to die out! Blogging is still on the rise and has created it’s own social tools that could bring an individual to success just by having small exposure in the blog. Links are often used for other blog writers and news sources through the internet, but this new age has created many opportunities for individuals that have important ideas that are being captured through the corporate world. Blogging has fuzed the phrase ‘ it’s not what you know but who you know,’ since many individuals have found success through the ability of sharing and linking others.

Blogging has created a tool to share and share people’s work and even your personal life although that form of blogging has now transferred over to a form of video blogging through YouTube. Blogging has repeatedly adapted to the internet such as social media sites creating the ability to share and to link actual people together. Twitter, Tumbler, and even Facebook has created the ability to do exactly what blogs are known to do which is hyperlinking and sharing post to continuously run through the spider-web of social media. Although it might not be exactly like a blog such as quality of writing to topical situations, social media still holds the ideas of an actual blog which is the ability to share others and be more connected with an other internet persona.

The success of blogs has often been overseen and have been ignored socially but the corporate world has invested so much on their internet persona. The ability of having a present internet persona and a credible one could help build a company’s label and could even improve their sales and the whole company’s image. Having the ability to market through blogs and being able to show an online presence could encourage more customer involvement while also having new customers view the company’s good online ratings. Blogs help support ratings while giving customer reviews, the beauty in this is it could spark conversation between a company and a customer. This exact thing could also be seen on twitter and is an exact reflection of ‘@’ someone.’ This small thing helps evoke conversation that is usually hard to obtain when dealing with a company. Having a company blog could help push out new merchandise and have pre-orders ready. Instead of marketing through a company that isn’t in on building a customer and company relationship, blogging could help a company save money by relying on the power of the internet to push out their new merchandise.

The power of a blog could influence culture and anything within those lines. Many blogs were and still are created to influence culture and to evoke change within the community. Music blogs have continuously created a trending artist that have had a cultural impact. World Star Hip Hop has created the ability to share music and to share new artist that have now influenced the culture to progress further on music or even a trending feed such as fashion or a new fun meme. (A meme being an element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, especially imitation.) These blogs have created a new wave of marketing and ideas, big corporations are now relying on these blogs in order to push out new relevant artist and are consistently looking for the new Hot 100 songs. Blogs have created things that many of us consistently overlook and are constantly establishing cultural milestones.

New media has even crossed over to journalism and has created many platforms that could be said to be more credible and reliable than actual news sources. Well these blog sources aren’t as prestigious but do push out faster content and could become a site that many individuals check first such as Buzzed to Complex News. Bloggers are starting to get more recognition by bigger companies because of the great work they output in the public sphere to the following they have established on their own. Blogging is a faster way on entering the world of journalism and has even brought many opportunities to those with a mass following and it has even influenced blogs to become their own network.
Overall, blogs have progressed through every form of society. That being of course through the corporate realm, youth culture, and even news media outlets. The ability to share and share has gone a long way and is still progressing through social media and even all of your hobbies!