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“Cewebrities” gain fame through the Internet

Andy Warhol once said, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.”

With the rise of the Internet, Warhol’s statement could not be more truthful.

Because of the Internet, it is almost guaranteed that, as long as you do something funny or just plain different, you will attain fame. These online celebrities have even developed their own title, “cewebrities.”

Senior Barbara Lopez feels this is not necessarily a good thing. “It’s become far too easy for people to become famous,” she said. However sophomore Jason Moujaes argues otherwise.

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“[Websites like] Youtube allows emerging stars to show their potential to gain fame,” he said. Examples of people who have reached recognition with the Internet include, among many others, Youtube users MichellePhan, Juicystar07, and DulceCandy87. All three of these users have appeared in the well known Seventeen Magazine for their work on makeup tutorials.

Another eminent Internet celebrity is the young comedian Shane Dawson, who is most prominently known for making parodies of celebrities, television shows, and movies. His goal is to eventually run his own television show.

“I love Shane Dawson. He’s so talented and with the amount of popularity he has gained so far, I wouldn’t be surprised if he does eventually get his own show,” said junior Madeena Haidari.

Before Shane Dawson and the rest of the above mentioned people made vlogging well known, most people expressed their thoughts with the blog, a shortened version of the word “web log.”

Blogs can be created for free on the website, and if that blog receive enough traffic, the creator will most likely begin to receive advertisement deals in turn for money. As a result, some popular bloggers quit jobs and commit their life to further growing their blogs.

More significantly, amateur film producer Fede Alvarez recently won a $30 million movie deal from Hollywood after his short film about giant robots attacking a city went viral and received nearly five and half million views on Youtube.

The Internet has changed the way we interact. It has shaped our communication, education, and evidently, our entertainment.

“The internet does have positive effects like informing the masses, but it also have negative effects like instant gratification,” said sophomore Robert Scheible, concisely summing up what many people consider the most ingenious invention of all time.

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“Cewebrities” gain fame through the Internet