Famous on the internet

What does it mean to be "famous on the internet" or "an internet rockstar" or a "microcelebrity?"

Clive Thompson describes microcelebrity as

the phenomenon of being extremely well known not to millions but to a small group -- a thousand people, or maybe only a few dozen... [It] simply makes the social engineering we've always done a little more overt -- and maybe a little more honest.

On Tuesday, March 18, Spark will record a panel discussion on the topic of microcelebrity. Nora's guests will be Merlin Mann of 43Folders, Sarah Meyers of Pop17, and Terri Senft, the media studies prof who coined the term microcelebrity.

If you have questions for any of the panelists, please leave them in the comments below, or add them to the wiki.

 

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