I am taking a different approach to the article. I have attached a video link to CNN.com. This video ties back to Darren Herman’s visit to our class. It features the girl who made her own version of Justin Bieber’s girlfriend and looked like a stalker (The overly attached girlfriend). She received almost 14 million views for the video. She has had similar success with other videos (a parody of Carly Rae Jepsens Call Me Maybe – 17 million+ views) and has used her internet fame to raise money for herself and for charities. She has been able to quit her day job because of the ad revenue she received from her Youtube channel and has been able to rally people online to donate. She started out as a no name person and now has become a social celebrity and philanthropist.
– Can social celebrity be a source of good contributions rather than bad for society?
– Do these social celebrities have a lasting impact?
– Do we expect people who have made small fortunes through social to donate their time or money?