Archive for the ‘microcelebrity’ Category

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Why internet A-Listers probably aren’t worth listening to

by Warren

While there are a few A-List internauts who I do follow pretty avidly, there’s a lot of truth in this blog post about people using the web as a bully pulpit for the same old egomaniacal salesmanship as we see in the offline world. (Courtesy of the always awesome Hez).

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Gawker ranks the worst microcelebrities

by Warren

Well, what they really did was take a different poll about web microcelebrity and turn it around to focus on the negative results. Unsurprisingly, attention sponge Julia Allison ranked first, with her former boyfriend Jacob Lodwick close behind. I’d agree with the placement of most of the other people on the list, including Scoble and iJustine, though I dunno what Veronica Belmont ever did to anyone to raise such ire. Ditto for Tron Guy; I’ve heard that anyone who’s met him in person comes away amazed at how pleasant he is…despite the wacky outfit.