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Poch Peralta

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Will you shun social networking if you are a star?

Celebs Who Shun Social Media
My primary purpose for social networking is to promote my articles and designs and to get ideas from feedbacks. I don't think I'll need to that anymore if I am a star. Among seven others, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and Kate Hudson — all spoke out against social networking.
http://www.popsugar.com/Celebrities-Arent-Social-Media-32431852

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    Nov 18 2013: well, Poch, what exactly is the social networking that you do? Tweeting? What are your designs and ideas that you are promoting? The people in the article are movie actors, and for whatever reason people are interested in movies and movie actors, possibly your ideas and designs aren't as interesting to people as movies. But even actors have to promote their movies, for example they have to do interviews and appear in media, and many do tweet.
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      Nov 18 2013: I know my ideas and designs aren't as interesting to people as movies Greg
      and that is exactly why I will stop networking if I become a star.

      I don't think actors who still need to promote their movies are stars.
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        Nov 18 2013: Well, I don't quite follow the first paragraph, "I know my ideas and designs aren't as interesting to people as movies Greg and that is exactly why I will stop networking if I become a star."

        Well, if I google "interviews with Julia Roberts," just as an example, I see that she appeared for an interview with Ellen Degeneres on the Ellen show in 2013, and also an interview with Marie Claire magazine in 2013. And that's just the first four hits. So you see, Poch, even stars have to keep publicizing themselves. Who do you think is a star, Barack Obama, Tom Cruise, Michael Jackson? They all grant many interviews.
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          Nov 18 2013: This excerpt came from the link I included with my question:

          'Even with the plethora of celebrities (including the ones that have said "it's complicated") sharing their personal lives on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter you'd be surprised at how many other stars are foregoing social media completely,...'

          Now you have an idea of the social media I'm talking about. And being interviewed on
          shows is not really a part of 'social media'.

          The term 'social media' is a problem too (so I use 'social networking' instead). I have
          attacked it many times in my blog posts calling it oxymoronic. Media is already social.
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        Nov 18 2013: well, okay, Poch, so if you become a star, don't do twitter. Some stars might do twitter just because they enjoy doing it, or they believe their fans enjoy it, other stars might not do it for other reasons. But here is a question, what to you is a star? And is the fame that a famous actor has different from the fame that a famous, for example, architect has?
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          Nov 18 2013: lol so 'social media' wasn't our problematic term.
          Well Greg... when I say 'star', I simply mean famous actors. And I was
          reminded of a chat I have in LinkedIn. The lady implied that the fame of
          a bestselling author depends on the publishers opinions. To let her know
          I understand, I said, 'so Fame is in the eyes of the beholder'.

          I see some stars more famous than other stars. But actually, I'm not fond
          of movie stars or celebs. So to answer your last question, the really famous
          to me are writers, artists, and craftsmen.

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