A celebrity chosen by the people.Image by Mike Krzeszak
Social media outlets such as Faceboook, Twitter, andYoutube have elevated people to levels of fame they’dNever Reach Before.Image by “Jerolek”
For instance,Justin Bieberacquired hisclaim to famethrough postingvideosonYoutube.He isarguably thefirst“YoutubeSuperstar.”Image by Rob Campbell
Unconventional celebrities have also carved a nichefor themselves by the power of their tweets or photos.Image by M. Trombone
Megan Amram has become the writer for NBC’ssitcom Parks and Recreation.After graduating from Harvard she started a twitteraccount that was funny enough to achieve over90,000 followers.Image by Griffin TechnologySource: How Social Media has Changed what it means to be a Celebrity
Even people who do not want to shine in thespotlight somehow find a way to become famous.Image by “Visualogist”
“Platforms like Reddit played an important role infiltering unique momentsthat would have otherwise goneunnoticed.”- Christine EricksonImage by Thomas LeiserSource: 15 People Made Famous by the Internet in 2012
Access to all this information atthe palm of your handraises the concern of onlineprivacy.Image by Amrit
Some even go as far as stating,“Privacy is a has-been luxury, a relic of a bygone,unwired era.”- Cristen CongerImage by Thierry EhrmannSource: Is The Internet Destroying Privacy?
“The mostdynamic culturalicons kept youwanting more bystaying slightlyout of reach.”- C. ClevelandImage by PhrontisSource: Is Social Media RuiningCelebrity Mystique?
Amateur photographers and gossipers withsmartphones are emerging into the paparazziindustry by selling their smartphone-capturedphotos...Image by “Muha”
And deflating thecost by spreadingthem freely over theinternet.Image by Eneas De Troya
As of April 15, 2013,“On Instagram alone,there are 1,159photos tagged with– Kate KnibbsImage by “TimmyGUNZ”Source: How Social Media has Changed what it means to be a Celebrity#celebsighting, andmost of them captureunsuspecting celebritiesdoing normal stuff.”
“Eventually, people will get immune to socialmedia driving this instant celebrity, instantrecognition, but for now it’s a novelty.” – AdamHanftImage by Robert Couse-BakerSource: Instant Celebrity: Just Add Social Media
A society in which everything is recorded“will forever tether us to all our past actions,making it impossible, in practice, to escapethem” – Viktor Mayer-SchönbergerImage by Adam FosterSource: How Social Media can Cost your Job and your Reputatoin
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