Being a kid of the 80’s our version of social media was watching tv and then talking to our friends about it the next day at recess.
I don’t ever remember knowing beforehand if a show was canceled or if it was a rerun the next week. Let alone knowing what the actors were doing outside of the show. Now we can actually follow the daily activities of our favourite celebrities and feel like we are a part of their lives. Obviously to what they want to share with us.
Before you call me on stalking it’s just more of seeing that they do lead regular lives and it shows that they have fun with this new media as well.
Here is a perfect example of how the world is a much smaller place. Growing up in Canada there were 3 crushes a boy would have – Punky Brewster, Samantha Micelli and Erica Ehm. The crushes came from more of seeing them as be individual and not afraid to do their own thing. The only interaction we had was laughing at what they said on TV. Now with the Web tools such as Twitter and Facebook we get to become virtual acquaintances and follow their adventures and even get the ability to contribute to the discussion which is something you could never think of back then.
Why there is this need for this type of interaction I am not sure but it is fun to be able to follow the life adventures of people you grew up admiring.
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