How Online Celebrities are Shaped by the Social Media
The social media is a platform that is being used by many as a way of breeding online celebrities. Youtube, twitter and facebook are the social media sites that are being used among others. Many people both adults and teenagers are able to access the internet. Possible this makes it to follow their favorite celebrity. Many people are internet celebrities by doing online gaming. Online gaming is all about a person playing games about videos they upload and criticizes them in front of a camera. Usually it is up to the personal taste and preference of a person whether they find it entertaining but this sees many online celebrities getting thousands and thousands of followers. It means that the content of a person is loved and enjoyed all over the world for them to get many followers or subscribers.
With this responsibility however comes some form of responsibility. The content can have a lot of influence and responsibility is in such a way that it is watched by teenagers and young adults even if it is watched by adults themselves. 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. When it comes to saying anything on the media there is the aspect of freedom of speech and everyone is entitled to their opinions. Out of the advantage of anonymity people can actually use racial slurs or scream offensive comments with no repercussions at all hence people are able to speak their minds.
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 online disinhibition effect. The effect can be seen 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. They might actually converse about and say things that might not be accepted in the real world. With the advance of technology that we are seeing as of recent online celebrities are becoming more and more popular. 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. Uploading anything and getting viewers in just a mere matter of minutes just anyone who has access to fast internet can. Usually as long as someone is having something trendy and have a great personality they will definitely get followers.