The ranks of the famous have traditionally been roles filled by movie stars, television stars, athletes and rock stars. The countenance of celebrity is changing to include a new, technology-oriented kind of superstar: The Vlogger. A vlog, if you have been hiding under a rock, is a blog (self-published online diary) with video. The vlog is trumping the blog as far as notoriety goes and the public’s love of the moving image hasn’t seen this much popularity since the invention of the moving picture in 1895. The difference being the technology necessary to become a vlogger, or to take the media into your own hands in the form of ‘citizen journalism’ as the genre is now touted, is becoming easier and easier. A camera, broadband, hosting site, software and content are the components needed to be a potential vlogstar.Forbes.com has listed the Web Celeb 25, a summation of the current internet superstars influencing the Internet. Bloggers, podcasters and vloggers are among the individuals revolutionizing the Internet as we know it.Forbes.com defines the “Web Celeb” as “as a person famous primarily for creating or appearing in Internet-based content, and for being highly recognizable to a Web-based audience. That definition excludes people… Read full this story
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