Fake it to make it

Twitter is an extremely useful social media tool. Alongside other social media platforms like Youtube or Vine, celebrities have formed within these new found media platforms similar to a film or music celebrity. Online celebrities have become a defining aspect of today’s youth. It is incredibly important that tips are gleaned from those who have had success on an online platform.

Tips to success are much clearer then one might imagine, to the point a robot can become an online success simply by implementing strategies developed by mathematical algorithm’s. Such as Carina Santos, who become successful amongst her followers despite being a robot. furthermore, it identifies a weakness for twitter infiltration, and highlights the issue of facades on social media, by Bots as Fabrício Benevenuto professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais stated “It’s just so easy to infiltrate.”

Surely if a robot can find success online so can us humans, the key might just be understanding and manipulating the patterns of social media to get the desired result. It appears success often comes to those who understand the concept of ‘fake it to make it’.



Professional vs Citizen

This is an exciting time for citizen journalism, with vast capabilities and resources to utilise, audiences need no longer be victim to bias news reports. Professional journalism is considered ethical and polished; whereas, citizen journalism can surface fears of illegitimacy due to a lack of professional training. This may be correct when viewing journalism through a traditional lens. Professional journalists have limitations, where an individual can capture images of footage on their phone or a drone by being in the right place at the right time.

Meme: stereotyping conflict between professional and citizen journalism, from a professional perspective.

However, Citizen journalism has evolved into a sophisticated form of content sharing (read X for more info ). For example, developing networks of collaborative filtering which, due to its success, has been utilised by Amazon who have taken on similar ideal’s in basing recommendations off an evaluation of its large user-base’s search, listing, and purchase patterns. Furthermore, sites like Indymedia, Slashdot or Openglobe that are popular and widely recognised. This highlights a growing acceptance of citizen journalist’s as a recognised form of journalism.