Your 15 minutes of Internet fame

If you have spent anytime in our forums today you may have stumbled across a thread of the most recent Internet celebrity. While rarely intentional, the Internet can turn anyone into an instant celebrity.

What does it take to become an Internet celebrity? It can only be described as chaos theory. There is no rhyme or reason to nearly any of the recent Internet celebrities. It can simply be an extraordinary talent or a serious, serious lack thereof. Regardless once you post something on the internet you should be aware that its fair game.

Internet celebrities are a special breed. It truly shows that the average (or un-average person) can quickly become a mega star receiving millions of hits in a matter of hours. It's this kind of draw that makes the Internet so attractive to advertisers.

If there was a key formula to Internet success it has yet to be discovered. It's a wild card on what will sweep next across the Internet. Sometimes it is for a positive reason and sometimes it's for a negative one. Regardless, you need to be careful of what you post on the Internet; who knows maybe your time is next?

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Don't dish it, if you can't take it.

I agree with once you post something on the internet, it is fair game. You put yourself up against the world.. and you may not like what your going to hear

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseacti...logID=446291197
She's responded:

Jokes on YOU

Hm...so I've recently been the topic of several internet message boards conversation. I have a few bikini photos on there from a friend of mine. I never said I looked great in a bikini and wasn't going for high-quality photos. It was fun, purely for entertainment, and it was a beautiful day. Some people think I look great in the bikni, others (obviously) think the exact opposite.....

NEWSFLASH: I don't care whichever you think!! Everybody is entitled to their own opinion and I respect that.

Unlike some people, I have respect and dignity...oh yeah, I also have a LIFE.

Some of these comments I've read are freaking damn hilarious. Some are down right cruel which just shows me that people are THAT insecure about themselves that they have to put others down. Others just follow the crowd because they're ****ing ignorant and have nothing else better to do with their pathetic lives than sit around on their asses all day and post on message boards.

How about....a f***n' life, people?

I must admit, the photo shopped pictures seriously made me laugh and forward them to some friends of mine. Kudos to you photo shop artists. Remember, though, to never quit your day job.

I am confident in my skin and who I am. Other people's approval is NOT needed.

The fact that you all are spending hours and hours a day talking about me, I am genuinely thrilled that I can be your entertainment! I'm one step ahead of you and I'll be here all week.

With that, I will be continuing on with my life and keep laughing at yours.

Even pathetic people deserve praise! So, my hat's off to you kiddos!

Oh, and if anybody actually has the balls enough to talk to me directly, that would be totally awesome.

Til then, children.

Ellie

I am confident in my skin and who I am. Other people's approval is NOT needed.

If that was true, why is she posting pics on the Internet?

Ok, yeah, sure, let's have an intelligent and philosophical discussion about Internet fame in this "news" topic.

The key is that everybody likes funny ****. The End.

I really hope you're joking about the 10 minutes part. Assuming 1968 was when you were born and that you're possibly 40 years old, I'm sure you could read 4 paragraphs in under 10 minutes...

I mean, unless that's just the year of the Hotwheels car you really like and you're actually 9 years old. :P

(Just kidding with ya, as the 10 minutes just seemed to be too extreme)

Internet celebrities are a special breed. It truly shows that the average (or un-average person) can quickly become a mega star receiving millions of hits in a matter of hours. It's this kind of draw that makes the Internet so attractive to advertisers.

Yes, internet celebrities are a special breed, called attention whore.

Sometimes. Generally, it can happen without any intention at all. Or worse, someone got ahold of a tape you didn't want anyone else to watch and posted it. In this case with the most recent "celebrity", it doesn't seem to be intentional at all on her part.

Other "celebrities" may have done something for attention as well, but I'm sure the attention they got was truly unexpected. As the post states, it is generally that of a wild card.

Please, don't post this stuff on the front page of a News Tech website that's trying to redeem itself! This just isn't what I want to read

Magallanes said,
BEEEP! wrong answer.

Yes i agree with Mac about this post.

BEEEP! Wrong answer.

Hey, check that out. I can do it too!

Sorry guys, it's not that I read it, I knew of its contents as per the forum. I just hoped that I could read top quality 'tech' oriented news on the front page, and not the dribble that is posted in the forums regurgitated as news.

mac said,
Sorry guys, it's not that I read it, I knew of its contents as per the forum. I just hoped that I could read top quality 'tech' oriented news on the front page, and not the dribble that is posted in the forums regurgitated as news.

I 100% agree with you mac. This is a sad day and new low for Neowin.

Shadrack said,
I 100% agree with you mac. This is a sad day and new low for Neowin.

I just can't believe Neowin is endorsing such "unprofessional" ethics and behavior. If it was just a forum post, I can see why. But allowing such behavior on front page is something I can't believe would happen on Neowin.

Shadrack, I am not refering to your statement. I am refering to the person who post this article.