Just now, I caught the TV show The View (if you don’t know it is a panel of American women discussing anything and whatever), and they were talking about their use of Twitter. Apparently several US celebs have openly made a point of closing their accounts recently and these women were discussing this occurrence. It is due to mistakes (made by them or vicariously) that the glamorous of the world (US) have perpetrated with their dirty stardust and consequently damaging their beloved careers.
The ladies made an observation amongst them that on Twitter anyone can observe other people engaging in conversations. They chatted over this with rigour and seemed astonished at the notion that people do it and they showed disdain in those that may be watching from behind the picket fence. As if one form of media – a chat show panel on daytime TV – is somehow free of the same distortion in normal everyday behaviour. They all seem to forget (or maybe never realised) what that the media content of a conversation between tweating twits isn’t wholly unlike the media content produced by commercial TV twits.
Does it take being famous or privileged to verify being a producer of media?