Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pop culture imitating life imitating ... oh never mind

Since you have a web connection, I'll assume you've heard the story already. In any case I don't really have much to say about it. I guess I just had to write it down and look at it to make sure I got it right.

Teen idol Miley Cyrus was until recently one of the most followed tweeters on twitter with over a million followers (a whole megacommunity, if you will). Then she woke up one day and realized "I was kind of just like over tweeting about what I was doing instead of actually doing it." and "I complained that I wanted my private life more private but I’m the one who is giving the world access to it.” So she deleted her account.

So far nothing out of the ordinary, except for the million followers part. Any number of people, myself included, have been sucked into the vortex of some net.timesink and decided that quitting cold turkey would be best for all involved.

But then she went the next step and put up a YouTube rap about it.

As of this writing there have been about 3.5 million views.

1 comment:

David Hull said...

Note to self: these earlier posts say "tweeters" rather than "twitterers".. what's the relative usage over time?