internet fame

internet fame

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“We are so desperate to be loved – chasing page rank, viewing figures, and "friends" we do not really know – that we are practically begging for others approval.”

BBC Click summarising Lee Siegel

“It creates a cult of popularity…It makes people ‘other-directed’…People look to the crowd for approval, without getting in touch with their own instincts, without heeding their own conscience…People want to be watched, they want to be surveilled. Fame is the new wealth, obscurity is the new poverty. They want all eyes upon them”

Lee Siegel, author of Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob

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