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. 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. Possible this makes it to follow their favorite celebrity. Internet celebrities many people are 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. To get many followers and subscribers of a person it means that their content is loved and enjoyed all over the world.
Some form of responsibility however comes with this popularity. 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. Whatever they say however stupid it might be or even educating will get into the minds of a celebrity’s viewers out of the influence they have on them. When it comes to saying anything on the media there is the aspect of freedom of speech and everyone is entitled to their opinions. People are able to speak their minds 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. 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 can converse about and say things that might not be accepted in the real world actually. With the advance of technology that we are seeing as of recent online celebrities are becoming more and more popular. Whereby one can record themselves and say anything and upload it on facebook or YouTube the essence of this is seen. 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. Usually as long as someone is having something trendy and have a great personality they will definitely get followers.