Hence, the difference between real celebrities and people such as those camgirls engaged in microcelebrity practices lies in the ways in which members of these groups address their respective audiences.The chapter also suggests that celebrities are commodities masquerading as people, while those engaged in microcelebrity are people experimenting with branding themselves as commodities, a point that the author discusses in chapter 2.We’d go to a parking lot, take out our camera and boom mike, and people would come up to us, or we’d see someone interesting and we’d ask, “Hey, any words of wisdom? I think seeing my Dad go through this, keeps them fresh in my mind and in my heart all the time. The next bigger project is about psychedelics, and it just seems like the next obvious step, it’s just such a big part of my world right now.
For Ana, the webcam was “a window into my house, into my life (” For example, while both did sleep on their webcams, Ana created programming around sleeping-on-a-webcam.
was the result of a really creatively productive mushroom trip.
Me, my producer and cinematographer took mushrooms together and I’d already had the idea to go there.
discusses, in the words of its author, "what it means for feminists to speak of the personal as political in the age of networks" (115).
The book defines politics as "leveraging of power between connected entities" (5): therefore the dialectical nature of communication on the Web makes it an inherently political medium.