Ways in Which the Social Media is Shaping Online Celebrities
The social media is a platform that is being used by many as a way of breeding online celebrities. Among others the social media sites that are used are YouTube, twitter and facebook. Able to access the internet are many people both adults and teenagers. This makes it possible for them to follow their favorite celebrity. By doing online gaming many people are internet celebrities. A person playing games about the videos they upload and criticizing them in front of the camera is what online gaming is all about. Whether a person finds it entertaining is usually up to their personal taste and preferences but this sees many online celebrities getting thousands and thousands of followers. For a person to get many followers or subscribers it means that their content is loved and enjoyed all over the world.
However, with this popularity comes some form of responsibility. Even if it is watched by adults themselves the content can have a lot of influence and thus the responsibility is in such a way that it is watched by teenagers and young adults. Out of the influence a celebrity has on their viewers, whatever they say however stupid it might be or maybe even educating will get into their minds. There is the aspect of freedom of speech when it comes to saying anything on the media and everyone is entitled to their opinions. Able to speak their minds people are and out of the advantage of anonymity they can actually say anything and use racial slurs or scream offensive comments with no repercussions at all.
Online disinhibition effect, is what the feeling that when one is using the internet they can forget all about the social norms that are applied in the real world is known as. Seen the effect can be when a person visits a site online such as Reddit where people can say anything using fake identity or fake names to conceal their identity. Actually they can converse about and say things that might not be accepted in the real world. Online celebrities are becoming more and more popular with the advance of technology that we are seeing as of recent. The essence in this is seen whereby one can record themselves and say anything and just upload it on facebook or YouTube. Some services are also there that will help a person promote and design layouts that will make their upload of a higher quality. Just anyone who has access to fast internet can upload anything and get viewers in just a mere matter of minutes. As long as someone is having something trendy and have a great personality usually they will definitely get followers.