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322 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 20 Oct 2021 at 6:55 AM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-10-20 6:50:58 AM  
Because they say so
 
2021-10-20 6:57:04 AM  
Because I didn't have enough reasons already for this:

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2021-10-20 7:03:31 AM  
Because real influencers are notoriously unstable.
 
2021-10-20 7:03:39 AM  
Because they're profitable and it was obvious that staged and scripted performers was where this was going.
 
2021-10-20 7:15:52 AM  
Because people believe what they want to believe.
Sure, any average schmuck can just quit their job, go on an "adventure" around the world, find remote and exotic places, and always be perfectly groomed with a new outfit in every pic...while living out of a backpack.
This is a new level of deception, but the lies are already there.
 
2021-10-20 7:33:39 AM  
Because it's so easy to manipulate those folks who loudly insist they aren't sheep
 
2021-10-20 7:34:24 AM  
Why are influencers a thing?

Whenever I see one, I have to wonder:
Aw, not intelligent and self-disciplined enough for sex work?
What, Granny going to write you out of the inheritance if you go into politics?
With that grating whiny voice, was this your only way into acting?

They invariably come across as the most entitled little turd-blossoms imaginable, and yet entirely talent free.
 
2021-10-20 7:39:30 AM  
It doesn't matter if it's real or not. None of the commercials on TV are real, and I see people trying to live up to them anyway. We have totally fried our brains on advertising, to the point that men are spending 90k on a truck that doesn't even have a bed big enough to haul anything, because owning a truck meets the stereotype the commercial sells you lmfao. What a sad time to be alive, frankly. Humans, especially Americans, are such a waste.
 
2021-10-20 7:48:04 AM  
Why isn't "fictional influencers" redundant?
 
2021-10-20 8:10:53 AM  
Titties?
 
2021-10-20 8:50:10 AM  
Reader's Digest created fictional 'influencers' 90 years ago as a straight-up advertising placement service.

Buy-Words From Carolyn Davis
 
2021-10-20 9:51:27 AM  

odinsposse: Because they're profitable and it was obvious that staged and scripted performers was where this was going.


So basically Uncle Ben and Aunt Jemima can return in a human host.
 
2021-10-20 11:04:03 AM  
because propaganda.
 
2021-10-20 11:04:06 AM  

Laobaojun: Why are influencers a thing?

Whenever I see one, I have to wonder:
Aw, not intelligent and self-disciplined enough for sex work?
What, Granny going to write you out of the inheritance if you go into politics?
With that grating whiny voice, was this your only way into acting?

They invariably come across as the most entitled little turd-blossoms imaginable, and yet entirely talent free.


To be fair, if someone would pay me in money, goods, or services, when I provided nothing of value to them other than my "influence", I would take that deal in a heartbeat.

/So far that has worked out for me about as well as getting people to like me for my "personality" or women to want me for my "sex appeal"
 
2021-10-20 11:11:31 AM  
Why not?  If you're willing to accept advice from a complete stranger, someone you've never met, then it really doesn't matter if they exist or not, does it?
 
2021-10-20 11:25:01 AM  
Because humans are weak and stupid, and THEY learned how to exploit it.
/Our fatal flaw--we're sociable creatures who want to get along and fit in with others

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THEY are sick and evil.  This isn't a game for your spare change.  It has changed who we are as a country.
 
2021-10-20 11:29:27 AM  

FrancoFile: Reader's Digest created fictional 'influencers' 90 years ago as a straight-up advertising placement service.
Buy-Words From Carolyn Davis


Did Readers Digest put a smartspeaker in your home too?  i read a lot of Readers' Digest when I was young, but they never even sent me junk mail.
You all can't see the magnitude of how much everything has changed.  And none of it is for the better, no matter how many choices you have now.

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2021-10-20 11:38:12 AM  

cryinoutloud: FrancoFile: Reader's Digest created fictional 'influencers' 90 years ago as a straight-up advertising placement service.
Buy-Words From Carolyn Davis

Did Readers Digest put a smartspeaker in your home too?  i read a lot of Readers' Digest when I was young, but they never even sent me junk mail.
You all can't see the magnitude of how much everything has changed.  And none of it is for the better, no matter how many choices you have now.

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You subscribed to Reader's Digest, right?  And you could cancel your subscription any time.  But you didn't, because you made the rational decision that the useful content outweighed the advertising and the deleterious content.

The exact same thing goes for social media, cable TV, or any other form of information/news/entertainment.
 
2021-10-20 12:04:02 PM  
Is this just lonelygirl15 all over again?
 
2021-10-20 12:16:02 PM  
They are called ads.  A lot of times it is easier to game an algorithm to get others to display ads for you.  Other times you have to pay, but people might mistake your ads for normal endorsements.

EvilEgg: Because real influencers are notoriously unstable.


Funny, marketers are all about "controlling the message".  Paying "real influencers" doesn't do this.
 
2021-10-20 1:49:01 PM  

Laobaojun: Why are influencers a thing?

Whenever I see one, I have to wonder:
Aw, not intelligent and self-disciplined enough for sex work?
What, Granny going to write you out of the inheritance if you go into politics?
With that grating whiny voice, was this your only way into acting?

They invariably come across as the most entitled little turd-blossoms imaginable, and yet entirely talent free.


Look, I hate influencers too, but let's be honest a strip tease and a blowie takes a lot less discipline and intelligence than coming up with a new bit every week.  A GOOD sex worker might be more disciplined and intelligent, but there's a whole lot of McHandJobs out there.
 
2021-10-20 1:56:21 PM  
This future is stupid.  Where's the one with jetpacks?
 
2021-10-20 5:23:26 PM  
"Why are fictional influencers a thing that work on other people but not me?"

/Fthfy
 
2021-10-21 8:52:27 AM  

mike_d85: Laobaojun: Why are influencers a thing?

Whenever I see one, I have to wonder:
Aw, not intelligent and self-disciplined enough for sex work?
What, Granny going to write you out of the inheritance if you go into politics?
With that grating whiny voice, was this your only way into acting?

They invariably come across as the most entitled little turd-blossoms imaginable, and yet entirely talent free.

Look, I hate influencers too, but let's be honest a strip tease and a blowie takes a lot less discipline and intelligence than coming up with a new bit every week.  A GOOD sex worker might be more disciplined and intelligent, but there's a whole lot of McHandJobs out there.


The "one & done" amateur, "I'll just go on OnlyFans and get rich" sex workers, maybe.  But the professionals who earn a living without a pimp?
And seriously, influencer is handed new thing, & pretends to gush over it.  This is a lot less discipline and intelligence than a good blowie.
 
2021-10-21 9:11:52 AM  

Laobaojun: And seriously, influencer is handed new thing, & pretends to gush over it.  This is a lot less discipline and intelligence than a good blowie.


That's funny, sex workers are handed a new thing and it actually gushes over.
 
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