Interesting business models: Blogosphere magazine tries to Kickstart an influence platform Paid Members Public
Blogosphere, the influencer industry magazine, is trying to kick start a relationship management platform for the influencer market. Interesting idea - but can they make it work?
Don't be an influencer: earn influence (a grumpy old blogger writes) Paid Members Public
Is "influencer" really a useful catch-all term for creators on social platforms? And is there a danger in the way it's become the default label?
A million accounts gone and a journalist suspended after fake follower exposé Paid Members Public
Twitter wiped out over a million fake followers after an NYT report
Fake Followers: the black market in cargo cult influencers Paid Members Public
There’s a great piece of reporting from the New York Times that’s been, quite deservedly, doing the rounds for the last couple of days, exposing the seedy underbelly of the influencer economy [https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/27/technology/100000005704904.app.html] . It’s been an
George Takei: pushing publishers' articles for (undisclosed) cash Paid Members Public
One of the more interesting things to have emerged from the allegations of sexual harassment against actor, Star Trek alum and social media star George Takei is the fact that his social media presence (run by a team, and not him personally) is a business enterprise, being heavily supported by
Influence and power in the age of the YouTube celebrity Paid Members Public
YouTube celebrities – like comicbookgirl19 [http://www.comicbookgirl19.com] above – are the fastest growing media stars of our age, yet a group much of the mainstream media seems utterly unaware of. There’s an interesting piece arguing that female YouTube celebrities have greater influence [http://adage.com/article/digital/female-youtube-stars-carry-clout-mainstream-celebs/301119/
It's an "influencer" bubble, not a tech bubble Paid Members Public
Beware the hype of the social media gurus [http://observer.com/2015/04/how-to-survive-the-looming-tech-bubble-ignore-the-gurus/] : > So what we have here are ignorant people (Vaynerchuk, Brogan, Kawasaki, and friends) telling big brands and agencies to dump their money into unproven platforms, or platforms with really shady metrics that they can totally fudge
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