Blog September 2, 2008

Are you the centre of your universe?

I love this piece by David Armano including his great ‘I’m the centre of my universe’ graphic
Top 10 Signs You Might Be A “Weblebrity”
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Andy Warhol’s prophecy was fulfilled with the advent of MTV’s programming and widespread reality television. We’re now seeing a new kind of micro-fame which lasts well beyond 15 minutes. You don’t have to have thousands of friends on My Space, Facebook or Twitter to feel like a “Weblebrity”—you can be the celebrity of your own social system regardless of size. Here are the top 10 signs you just might be a Weblebrity. 🙂
1. You have signature clothing such as a certain T-shirt, hat, tie, sunglasses, boas, and occasionally ascots.
2. At internet parties people follow a “drink for link” policy—they buy the drinks, you provide the links.
3. Your internet friends treat you like a star while your real friends tell you to go F@*k yourself.
4. You stopped thinking about yourself as a person years ago. Now you’re a “brand”.
5. At family gatherings you receive regular taunts like “can the internet superstar please pass the casserole??”.
6. You’ve considered getting your Facebook photo shot professionally.
7. Total strangers you meet at conferences know more about you than your significant other.
8. You fight back the urge to say “do you know who I am?” almost daily.
9. People actually think you’re friends with Scoble.
10. No-one in the real world has ever heard of you.

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