How Canada destroyed social networking!
Ok, I'm exaggerating a little. I'm sure many of you have seen this. It is truly funny and it speaks volumes about what we will do to get attention. When I first saw it, I was rollin . . .
then I was irritated. If ya'll didn't know, these girls were frontin. It was a fake, it wasn't real. Four chicks from Canada, the great white north, eh? They thought they were being funny, don'tcha know. But were they? I am askin.
We get it! People are looking to get exposure, people wanna be famous. We are building cre8Buzz for this very reason, to get people exposure and make them famous. However, my question, do ya wanna make half the world look like idiots to do it? You've heard me talk about this before. My position hasn't changed, authenticity IS the KEY to good social networking. If we continue to be duped we will look at user-generated content with skepticism. Once the connection to authenticity is gone, social networks and user-generated content becomes no different than T.V. or the Movies. The value is gone!
I said it before and I'll say it again. We love user generated content, because it is real and authentic. Ya girls and their game, although it's gonna get them their 15 minutes, are doing it on the backs of future cats who's content is real. People who are giving us a look at life as it happens. How many more fakes will you watch before you don't believe anything you see. Yo, ya'll it ain't right. I don't want to be the person who has the slamminest REAL funny video that no one believes because everyone has been numbed by the fakes.
Call me old school, call me naive, call me a punk, but I ain't comin off my position. User-generated content is supposed to be real and authentic. When we deviate from that reality and don't disclose we are violating the trust of viewers. If ya disclose it is all good. If ya don't your a punk! Our girls are punks, ya know why? If they told us it was a fake, it wouldn't have been any good. The value to it was the belief that someone could actually freak out like that over bad hair. With out that belief, IT WOULD NOT BE entertaining. Thanks girls, you chose to get yours, at our expense. Ya got me!
Ya know, I guess I shouldn't be surprised. We are one selfish, gimme mine, I don't care about anyone else but me society.
Despite it all, I got give it to em. It is funny!
Now, what did I do with MY video camera?