September 30th, 2004

beach bum

You asked for it (6)

How do you think the exhibitionism and self-conscious posturing that happens on reality tv compare to the exhibitionism and self-conscious posturing on the internet, or on LiveJournal in particular? (requested by decemberthirty)


Obviously there are similarities. Apparently those people on television want the world to see what is happening in their lives. Given the fact that those lives are hardly ever worth watching, exhibitionism certainly is the word here. Not even a flasher in the park is as desperate for attention as someone who volunteers to be locked away in a house with camera surveillance 24/7. Several people who seem to have missed out on instant fame that way seem to have chosen the internet, in this case LiveJournal, to make up for that fact.

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(You asked for it, a series I started to give anyone the opportunity to tell me what to write. You want to tell me as well: leave a comment or mail me (email in user info). This was part 6, no requests waiting at the moment.)