Episode #10×10: Is TikTok Doomed in the U.S.?, How To Use ChatGPT Discreetly

  • Welcome to #Millennial, the home of pretend adulting and real TikTok talk!
  • Is a TikTok ban imminent? Where do we stand on whether or not it should be?
  • FYI college applicants: words like “tapestry” and “beacon” are common tipoffs that you might have used ChatGPT to write your college admissions essay. We discuss how to use ChatGPT without revealing you did.
  • We ask ChatGPT to write our hypothetical Harvard admissions essays, and the rumors are true: ChatGPT is really stuck on words like “tapestry” and “mosaic.”
  • How different is this latest trend from what has been happening since the dawn of time? People always look for ways to outsource work to save time.
  • It’s important to know how to use AI as a tool, not make it your entire strategy.
  • This conversation reminds Pam (who is a stellar writer btw) of a college professor who really had it out for her and made her take remedial English.
  • Critics were served some crow after months of criticism about Biden’s age and cognitive sharpness when he showed up at the State of the Union and did okay.
  • This political check in touches on all the fuckery: SCOTUS, Trump trials, and a foolish decision by the Fulton County DA.
  • This week’s recommendations will soothe and intrigue you: ‘Jazz in the Rain’ playlist on Spotify (Pam), Squishmallows (Andrew), and Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s podcast Star Talk (Laura).

And in this week’s installment of After Dark, available on Patreon:

  • Let’s go back to high school, specifically for the DANCES.
  • How on earth did our schools think it was a good idea to include “Get Low” (a millennial fan favorite) in our middle school dances? And yes, there was bumping and grinding!
  • “Con balls were my prom” “Come again?”

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