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Social Media 'Celebrities'
Social Media 'Celebrities'
Social Media 'Celebrities'
Social Media 'Celebrities'
Social Media 'Celebrities'
Social Media 'Celebrities'
Social Media 'Celebrities'
Social Media 'Celebrities'
Social Media 'Celebrities'
Social Media 'Celebrities'
Social Media 'Celebrities'
Social Media 'Celebrities'
Social Media 'Celebrities'
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  • 1. Social Media ‘Celebrities’
    Hannah Douglas
    Faculty Mentor, Professor Don Krause
  • 2. How to Spot a Celebrity
    “The celebrity is a person who is known for his well-knownness.” –Daniel Boorstin, The Image
    Neal Gabler calls
    celebrity the new
    art form of the
    21st century.
  • 3. Seeing ‘Stars’ in Social Media
    Why do we follow celebrities?
    Celebrity narratives
    “medium of life”
    The celebrity narrative has
    not changed, but many are
    now finding fame through
    social media.
    Chris Crocker- YouTube videos
  • 4. Seeing ‘Stars’ in Social Media ctd.
    Justin Bieber
    More “klout” than President Obama?
  • 5. Seeing ‘Stars’ in Social Media ctd.
    Justin Halpern
  • 6. Seeing ‘Stars’ in Social Media ctd.
    Mark Zuckerberg
  • 7. Seeing ‘Stars’ in Social Media ctd.
    Antoine Dodson
  • 8. Seeing ‘Stars’ in Social Media ctd.
    Online Celebrity Meter
    Test your
    own online
    Fame!
  • 9. Celebrities at their Computer
    “One will never know how much of Michael Jackson’s eccentricity was a way to keep his narrative (and his celebrity) going …We don’t know how much of Lindsay Lohan’s behavior is way to keep herself in the public eye when she has no movies to do so.” (Gabler)
    A changing communication
    environment that’s becoming
    more interactive
  • 10. Celebrities at their Computer ctd.
    Charlie Sheen “winning” on Twitter
  • 11. Celebrities at their Computer ctd.
    Ashton Kutcher on Twitter
  • 12. Reasons for the ‘Follow’
    “The people who post tweets that are completely different from what they are like in front of the camera.” - Quame Hamlin, Editor at Norfolk State Echo
  • 13. Reasons for the “Follow” ctd.
    Main reasons for following:
    1. Word of mouth celebrity recommendation
    2. Intriguing content- whether for entertainment or educational purposes
    3. Connection with the celebrity-
    whether for networking or due to a
    shared set of ideals
  • 14. Celebrities at their Computer ctd.
    The “Wins and Fails” of celebrities’ involvement in social media
    Death hoax- Jaden Smith, Owen Wilson, Adam Sandler spread online through social media
    Director Kevin Smith
    tweets complaint about
    Southwest Airlines
  • 15. Conclusion
    Social Media as a communication tool
    Celebrity - a connecting element
    “That is how celebrity works- as a kind of endless daisy chain that
    amuses us, unifies us, and
    even occasionally educates
    us.” (Gabler)

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