The ad, which promotes the Kin's social-networking focus to the device's target youthful audience, shows a bunch of hipsters doing hipstery things like dancing to a song by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes and wearing wacky animal masks. Around the 30-second mark, a young gentleman snaps a picture of his chest before texting it to someone nearby.
Consumer Reports has expressed concerns that the ad "comes uncomfortably close to advocating sexting -- as in the sending of nude photos via cell phone" and called the sequence "downright creepy." [Ed. note: OK, Mom, calm down.]
In other news:
"Over the years, tweets have become part of significant global events around the world -- from historic elections to devastating disasters," Stone said. "It is our pleasure to donate access to the entire archive of public Tweets to the Library of Congress for preservation and research. It's very exciting that tweets are becoming part of history." [Ed. note: WTF.]
— Erin Barker, Digital Content Reporter, Light Reading Cable