Social media, the desire for attention and the love of ourselves

What i do know is that MySpace provides a platform for people to seek attention. It does not inherently provide attention and this is why even if people wanted 90M viewers to their blog, they’re likely to only get 6. MySpace may help some people feel the rush of attention, but it does not create the desire for attention. The desire for attention runs much deeper and has more to do with how we as a society value people than with what technology we provide them.

Read more from danah boyd in fame, narcissism and MySpace on Many2Many. Contribute to the article about danah boyd at the Whats New Media Wiki.

Previously from WNM: danah boyd and her digital publics, Teens & New Media, the Young & Restless and Teens and New Media: IM = I and Me

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