1. Sip & Slurp
Mukbang, the South Korean phenomenon in which vloggers stream themselves eating large quantities of food, has now made its way to the W Hotel in Washington, DC. The W is introducing its Sip & Slurp menu, an extravagant $285 room service package that comes with a lavalier lapel mic and a cell phone stand so guests can film their very own mukbangs. The menu is a publicity campaign to celebrate the hotel’s new $50 million renovation and a clever way to attract guests through internet trends.
Pretty neat right? Hotels are often at odds with influencers looking to trade stays for Instagram posts, but if the mukbang menu is any indication, it means some will still happily work with influencers for exposure.
(Source: The Verge)
2. Back to School
Listen up, students! YouTube Premium is free for the next 3 months. Google has a new back to school deal for students, offering new members a free three-month trial of YouTube Music Premium or YouTube Premium. YouTube Music Premium is Google’s paid music streaming service, however, it is less of a hassle for the subscription process. This allows “for downloading YouTube videos on mobile, removes ads from YouTube, and gives access to YouTube Original shows,” including YouTube Music Premium.
3. Is Netflix the Next Doctor?
How often do you self-diagnose yourself through a Netflix TV show? Well, Angel Parker did! From a young age, Angel Parker, a nurse in her mid-20s, “experienced daily excruciating pain that started in her legs and shot up her back.” In the documentary series Diagnosis, from Netflix and The New York Times, Parker finds her answer. The seven-part Netflix show is based on “Diagnosis, the long-running New York Times Magazine column by Dr. Lisa Sanders that follows patients searching for a name, and hopefully a cure, for their maladies.”
Click here to read how Dr. Lisa Sanders saved Angel Parkers life through Diagnosis.