The ability to express yourself through social media is not new. And to fight to become Internet famous.
And Gwen Bell asks some great questions on the topic of Internet Famous at what price?. All of which reminded me of this.
“The role of prizefighters, surgeons, violinists, and policemen are cases in point. These activities allow for so much dramatic self-expression that exemplary practitioners ““ whether real or fictional ““ become famous and are given a special place in the commercially organized fantasies of the nation.“
– Irving Goffman, The Presentation of Self, Pg 31