Weekly Digest: the Genv3rse podcast is on Spotify and Airbnb parties are over

Drizzy hits 11 #1 albums, Ye pays tribute to Diddy, and a new F1 scripted series is incoming. These are all the headlines you need in the creator, tech & social media news this week.

Weekly Digest: the Genv3rse podcast is on Spotify and Airbnb parties are over

Drizzy hits 11 #1 albums, Ye pays tribute to Diddy, and a new F1 scripted series is incoming. These are all the headlines you need in the creator, tech & social media news this week:

Social Media /
Meta launches Meta Pay, a Metaverse-dedicated digital wallet

Meta has launched a new wallet for the metaverse: Meta Pay. It’s a universal payment platform, like the former Facebook Pay, that can be used to pay for goods and services using digital identities in the metaverse.

Creator /
Charli D’Amelio launches new fragrance

Charlie D’Amelio’s Born Dreamer fragrance is now available at selected ULTA stores. Charlie said on Instagram that the anjou pear, jasmine, cashmere, and amber scent is “developed to vibe with your personal body chemistry and create something truly, uniquely you.”

Music /
Drake earns 11th #1 album

Drake’s new album, HONESTLY, NEVERMIND started this week at No. 1 on Billboard’s 200, earning a total of 204,000 equivalent album units in its first week, earning 11,000 in album sales and 2,000 in track equivalent album units. ⁠It also marks 2022’s fourth-largest streaming week for an album so far. ⁠

Web3 /
Genv3rse Podcast launches on Spotify

We’ve launched our new Genv3rse podcast on Spotify! It’s hosted by our very own James Lanigan & Shitika Anand on Twitter Spaces and delivers the most insightful news, commentary, and information about NFTs and web3 including conversations with notable collectors, NFT project founders, and experienced community members about what really matters in this world of cryptocurrency, blockchain, and Web 3.0.

Creator /
Banksy named Honorary Professor at University for the Creative Arts

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) has announced that Banksy has accepted the title of honorary professor. However, he won’t be in attendance at the university, and in true Banksy style has given no other comment on the accolade.

Entertainment /
Formula1 driver Daniel Ricciardo is working on his own show

F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo is partnering with streaming platform Hulu to create a scripted series on Formula 1 racing. The as-yet-unnamed series is in the early stages of development, and each episode will be 30 minutes long.

Celebrity /
Ye pays tribute to Diddy

Kanye made an unexpected appearance at the 2022 BET Awards, where he gave a five-minute tribute to Diddy – the winner of this year’s BET Lifetime Achievement Award. Speaking of their friendship Ye said, “I go to him for advice to this day. He inspired so many of my choices. So many of my life choices. My wife choices. And here we are. Thanks for that, Puff.”

Social media /
You can now schedule your reels

Meta has announced the launch of Reels API for external use. This will mean brands will soon be able to post Instagram Reels to their accounts with more options, including managing related activity, cross-platform posting, and improved analytics capacity.

Branding /
No more parties on Airbnb

The days of hiring an Airbnb house for parties are over. The holiday rental platform announced on Tuesday that it is permanently (and globally) banning “disruptive parties and events. This follows the temporary ban put on parties and events in the wake of the pandemic, which successfully curbed events hosted at Airbnb’s that impacted neighbors.


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