How to Become an Internet Sensation (VIDEO)

[ 0 ] July 17, 2014 |

Ever wonder how to be famous on the Internet? How do some Internet videos go viral and some do not? Many overnight Internet sensations have inspired others to want to become famous the quick way via YouTube or other Web sites.

Watch media ecologist Jack Myers, author of Hooked Up: A New Generation’s Surprising Take on Sex, Politics and Saving the Worldtalk about how the three big ways to become a YouTube star: 

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“Anyone under 20 today believes they can have their 15 minutes of fame, because it’s so readily available on YouTube,” Myers said.  “It’s not just the Brittany Spears and the Paris Hiltons of the World … we’re seeing more and more of those celebrities coming up through Funny or Die (comedy video web site) or many of those other Web sites.funnyordie

“The real opportunity is for anyone to be famous. Cats and 6-month-old kids are becoming famous on the Internet. The opportunity is there for those who want it. The question is, just how outrageous you have to be.”

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About Jack Myers: Jack Myers is a media ecologist and chairman of Media Advisory Corp, which publishes economic counsel, trend analyses, proprietary research and forecasts for media, advertising, marketing, entertainment and financial services companies. Jack also serves as [...]
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