Saturday, October 3, 2015

It's Not That Serious Originally posted April 18, 2014

There are really great things about the internet and social media. The evolution of technology has allowed people to connect from different parts of the world. Social Media has made communities of people come together daily, however, there are some cons to this. Media has always had a knack for taking or making up what somebody has said or done into a bigger story than it actually is, thus, causing a reaction. Depending on the story, it could be a good thing, you know, if it's about finding a cure of cancer, diseases, and saving one's life. Yet, usually these stories happen in the celebrity world, because for some reason society reveres these people in a higher light, even though they are human. Catch my drift so far? Remember show business requires certain and strategic press to get people to talk, buy, and hang on to every word. Thus, social media has made "show biz" members easier to connect to their fans. Problem with this, is that the connection of celebrity to fan seem like more than it really is, and thus start a blind following. When a member of a popular morning talk show shares her joy for a recent engagement followed by a multitude of internet articles written by such event to cause a fan base uproar, then society is in a world of hurt.  It's not that serious! Why do you care so much about such relationship? You aren't directly involved, and further more it really isn't any of your business. On the other hand, when your careers have gotten more "positive" press with the relationship announcement, then your fans have the right to care. You see, if you use social media to connect, more specifically state you want to include fans in your personal event, then really how personal is it? You decide. There's also that instance when a celebrity makes a controversial media move with their social media accounts for the sole purpose of sparking publicity. So, again, I state social media is not that serious.

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