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2020-10-21 4:27:37 PM  
All social media stars are worthless.

Give me money now.
 
2020-10-21 4:30:22 PM  
I'd like to be understanding about the changes in our culture but all I feel is a strong influence to put my boot up someone's ass after reading that.
 
2020-10-21 4:52:55 PM  
I've heard of 'Influencers', which still doesn't seem like a real word to me, but I can't name any.

This sounds like lawmakers who want to be pundits rather than lawmakers.
 
2020-10-21 5:08:25 PM  
It's like pissing into an ocean of piss.
 
2020-10-21 5:10:14 PM  
All YouTube is now is a platform to get YouTube famous by critiquing or analyzing the work of someone more talented. See any of the vocal coaches/opera singers/etc who videos of their own performances with views in the hundreds suddenly flip formats to review the same Nightwish/Dimash/Devin Townsend songs that everyone else has already done and watch their views go to six figures.
 
2020-10-21 5:11:56 PM  
[OUTRAGE] Other, younger people
 
2020-10-21 5:13:42 PM  

TheChaosPath: All YouTube is now is a platform to get YouTube famous by critiquing or analyzing the work of someone more talented. See any of the vocal coaches/opera singers/etc who videos of their own performances with views in the hundreds suddenly flip formats to review the same Nightwish/Dimash/Devin Townsend songs that everyone else has already done and watch their views go to six figures.


What about those who listen to older music by artists they never heard like Elvis, and find it so much better in every way than newer music?
 
2020-10-21 5:16:01 PM  
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2020-10-21 5:16:11 PM  
Soooo they're dividing by zero
 
2020-10-21 5:19:17 PM  

Heamer: It's like pissing into an ocean of piss.


Like criticizing people on social media on social media?
 
2020-10-21 5:28:20 PM  

LewDux: Heamer: It's like pissing into an ocean of piss.

Like criticizing people on social media on social media?


No, this is totally different, because nobody pays us for our opinions. We spend hours giving them away for free so Drew can get paid.

Hold on. That means we're actually dumber than the Influencers of the Influencers, doesn't it? Dammit.
 
2020-10-21 5:44:40 PM  
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2020-10-21 5:49:03 PM  

Alphax: I've heard of 'Influencers', which still doesn't seem like a real word to me, but I can't name any.

This sounds like lawmakers who want to be pundits rather than lawmakers.


Honestly, the idea of "Influencers" makes perfect sense, if you use it as "having influence". Don't think of influencers as famous Twits, think of Influencers as the Jimi Hendrix's or Steven Spielberg's or etc etc.

Years from now, people will still be talking about them. Most of the @LookAtMeI'mAnAttentionWhores will be forgotten. Sure, there are a couple modern internet-famous people who will be remembered, but the vast majority will not, and in the grand scheme of things, are no more influential than you or I.
 
2020-10-21 5:54:49 PM  
This came to mind for some reason

"The Critic" History Of The World Part 1
Youtube tjRrISX33hY
 
2020-10-21 6:12:59 PM  
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2020-10-21 6:16:53 PM  
Real influencers don't call themselves that. We have influence way beyond social media. The cool thing about being one is you can contact any other influencer for just about any reason and they will respond whether you know each other or not. That's some pretty hefty access. That access can quickly lead to a cool project or ideas with like minded individuals and institutions.
 
2020-10-21 6:20:10 PM  
I see this social media influencer stuff differently. My mom read the National Enquirer and other similar magazines when I was a kid. I remember flipping through some of those magazines. It was almost exactly the same thing as what is going on now, except in a low tech printed form. You had influencers then, it's just that they were usually referred to as 'trendsetters'. There were people whose only function seemed to be talking shiat about the celebrities. There were celebrities who only seemed to be famous for being famous. There were feuds between the celebrities. Someone could be on top of the celebrity world one day then torn down the next. And financing it all were advertisers who paid for access to the audience for this material. Yet people act as if this is a completely new thing that's only happening because of social media.
 
2020-10-21 6:46:11 PM  
Calling most of these people Influencers is like calling anyone who has been in a porn film a Porn Star.
 
2020-10-21 10:39:12 PM  

grumpfuff: Alphax: I've heard of 'Influencers', which still doesn't seem like a real word to me, but I can't name any.

This sounds like lawmakers who want to be pundits rather than lawmakers.

Honestly, the idea of "Influencers" makes perfect sense, if you use it as "having influence". Don't think of influencers as famous Twits, think of Influencers as the Jimi Hendrix's or Steven Spielberg's or etc etc.

Years from now, people will still be talking about them. Most of the @LookAtMeI'mAnAttentionWhores will be forgotten. Sure, there are a couple modern internet-famous people who will be remembered, but the vast majority will not, and in the grand scheme of things, are no more influential than you or I.


The primary demographic of the beauty/fashion and 'twits' are impressionable youth.  There are many of those, ready to consume content, so the folks at the top make a ton of money.
 
2020-10-21 10:42:12 PM  

DeathByGeekSquad: grumpfuff: Alphax: I've heard of 'Influencers', which still doesn't seem like a real word to me, but I can't name any.

This sounds like lawmakers who want to be pundits rather than lawmakers.

Honestly, the idea of "Influencers" makes perfect sense, if you use it as "having influence". Don't think of influencers as famous Twits, think of Influencers as the Jimi Hendrix's or Steven Spielberg's or etc etc.

Years from now, people will still be talking about them. Most of the @LookAtMeI'mAnAttentionWhores will be forgotten. Sure, there are a couple modern internet-famous people who will be remembered, but the vast majority will not, and in the grand scheme of things, are no more influential than you or I.

The primary demographic of the beauty/fashion and 'twits' are impressionable youth.  There are many of those, ready to consume content, so the folks at the top make a ton of money.


And yet, years from now, no one will remember them.
 
2020-10-21 10:50:20 PM  

grumpfuff: DeathByGeekSquad: grumpfuff: Alphax: I've heard of 'Influencers', which still doesn't seem like a real word to me, but I can't name any.

This sounds like lawmakers who want to be pundits rather than lawmakers.

Honestly, the idea of "Influencers" makes perfect sense, if you use it as "having influence". Don't think of influencers as famous Twits, think of Influencers as the Jimi Hendrix's or Steven Spielberg's or etc etc.

Years from now, people will still be talking about them. Most of the @LookAtMeI'mAnAttentionWhores will be forgotten. Sure, there are a couple modern internet-famous people who will be remembered, but the vast majority will not, and in the grand scheme of things, are no more influential than you or I.

The primary demographic of the beauty/fashion and 'twits' are impressionable youth.  There are many of those, ready to consume content, so the folks at the top make a ton of money.

And yet, years from now, no one will remember them.


Some will look back fondly, just as some folks look back fondly at the local car salesman who sold them their first car, after setting up the family with a car.  Everyone has 'go to' folks in their lives, sometimes they change.  It's much easier to change these days, which is why these folks have a finite lifespan and must financially plan like an NFL player.
 
2020-10-21 10:58:03 PM  

DeathByGeekSquad: grumpfuff: DeathByGeekSquad: grumpfuff: Alphax: I've heard of 'Influencers', which still doesn't seem like a real word to me, but I can't name any.

This sounds like lawmakers who want to be pundits rather than lawmakers.

Honestly, the idea of "Influencers" makes perfect sense, if you use it as "having influence". Don't think of influencers as famous Twits, think of Influencers as the Jimi Hendrix's or Steven Spielberg's or etc etc.

Years from now, people will still be talking about them. Most of the @LookAtMeI'mAnAttentionWhores will be forgotten. Sure, there are a couple modern internet-famous people who will be remembered, but the vast majority will not, and in the grand scheme of things, are no more influential than you or I.

The primary demographic of the beauty/fashion and 'twits' are impressionable youth.  There are many of those, ready to consume content, so the folks at the top make a ton of money.

And yet, years from now, no one will remember them.

Some will look back fondly, just as some folks look back fondly at the local car salesman who sold them their first car, after setting up the family with a car.  Everyone has 'go to' folks in their lives, sometimes they change.  It's much easier to change these days, which is why these folks have a finite lifespan and must financially plan like an NFL player.


Yes, but, like I said, give it some years, no one will remember them. That's more or less my ultimate point. As time passes, the number of people who care will lessen.
 
2020-10-22 3:04:35 AM  
Virtual Youtubers FTW.  The Japanese make content, not drama.
 
2020-10-22 12:17:11 PM  
Chappelle's Show - The Playa Haters' Ball (ft. Ice T and Patrice O'Neal)
Youtube fKIwj1TQmFs
 
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