Log in

I forgot my password

Latest topics
Our latest tweets
Free Webmaster ToolsSubmit Express

Making stars out of nobodies: how to become an online celeb in 2012

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Making stars out of nobodies: how to become an online celeb in 2012

Post by Katiedot on Sat Dec 31 2011, 11:59

This just caught my eye:

From Today Online

Video fuelled the aspiring star. The year YouTube made stars out of nobodies (and cats)

by Christopher Toh 04:46 AM Dec 31, 2011

So you wanna be a star? These days there are many ways to achieve that dream of becoming rich and famous. Or maybe just famous. Some methods are legal but could be embarrassing, like taking part in TV reality programmes. Some methods are questionable, like sleeping with George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez or Edison Chen (find out what your "good side" is first).

But the surefire way to become a celebrity in your own right is to upload a video (one that's worth viewing for any reason) on YouTube and watch your star rise. After all, many successful stars owe their success to YouTube: Justin Bieber, Zee Avi, Greyson Chance and Marie Digby, to name but four, have all been there and done that.

And many more are continuing the trend, whether they're professional YouTubers like Kurt Hugo Schneider, David So or Ryan Higa, or aspiring artistes who want to use YouTube as a promotional tool like Arden Cho, Clara C, Jayesslee or David Choi.

The key, of course, is making sure people keep watching your videos. You might want to take a few tips from 2011's top YouTube hits.

Among the entries in the Top 10 were a cute tabby cat and its kitten; an irritating animated feline called Nyan Cat; a funny kid in a Darth Vader suit and a Volkswagen Passat; twin babies having a gurgly conversation; a "talking" dog; a couple of cool music covers from Maria Aragon and KarminCovers; and a couple of offerings by the guys from The Lonely Island - breakout stars of the year, in our view, graduating from the SNL Digital Shorts stage to the Golden Globes stage.

The most-watched video on YouTube this year, however, was a music video by 14-year-old Rebecca Black, who recorded a highly annoying song called Friday. The video turned Black into the biggest YouTube star under 19. At one point she was even the most liked and disliked person on YouTube. While it says on her official channel that the video has only had over 15 million hits, it was only uploaded to that channel three months ago. Some sources say it's more like 167 million views across the board.

Friday read like a detailed musical diary entry that highlighted an exciting Friday in the life of a 14-year-old girl: Everything from the time she wakes up (7am), to what she has for breakfast (cereal), to choosing which seat to occupy in her friend's car (the empty one). And for those who don't know what the days of the week are, she helpfully lists them in order.

The song is an earworm now - and Black, despite being universally critically derided, still seems to have some power over netizens. She appeared in Katy Perry's video for Last Friday Night (TGIF) - and that video racked up 146,596,253 hits (as at press time) on Perry's own channel.

But, hey, like many things in the world of celebrity, what you see really is what you get.

Katiedot
Admin

Posts : 12369
Join date : 2010-12-05

Back to top Go down

Re: Making stars out of nobodies: how to become an online celeb in 2012

Post by Dexterdidit on Sat Dec 31 2011, 12:52

Dexter on youtube here we come! LOL He is cute and funny....

Dexterdidit
Achieving total Clooney-dom

Posts : 2772
Join date : 2010-12-06
Location : Somewhere in Oz

Back to top Go down

Re: Making stars out of nobodies: how to become an online celeb in 2012

Post by Cinderella on Sat Dec 31 2011, 14:51

Dexter is cute! He would go over well! Give Flowers

Cinderella
Practically on first name terms with Mr Clooney

Posts : 2090
Join date : 2011-09-27
Location : America

Back to top Go down

Re: Making stars out of nobodies: how to become an online celeb in 2012

Post by Joanna on Sat Dec 31 2011, 16:13

Check out "Fenton Dog Chaser' on youtube !

It's a hoot but panicky for the dog owner.

Joanna
George Clooney fan forever!

Posts : 19069
Join date : 2011-11-17
Location : UK

Back to top Go down

Re: Making stars out of nobodies: how to become an online celeb in 2012

Post by cindigirl on Sat Dec 31 2011, 17:03

Here's a cute dog video with an owner truly teasing his poor dog. Not harmful but nice.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

cindigirl
Happy Clooney-looney!

Posts : 5313
Join date : 2010-12-06
Location : NJ, USA

Back to top Go down

Re: Making stars out of nobodies: how to become an online celeb in 2012

Post by Joanna on Sat Dec 31 2011, 18:12

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]


This Labrador has become well known world wide !

Joanna
George Clooney fan forever!

Posts : 19069
Join date : 2011-11-17
Location : UK

Back to top Go down

Re: Making stars out of nobodies: how to become an online celeb in 2012

Post by melbert on Sat Dec 31 2011, 18:27

He just wanted to "run with the herd"!!!!

melbert
George Clooney fan forever!

Posts : 19134
Join date : 2010-12-06
Location : George's House

Back to top Go down

Re: Making stars out of nobodies: how to become an online celeb in 2012

Post by Katiedot on Sun Jan 01 2012, 03:27

NOW we know why George got a new dog. He's training him to be his replacement when his own career ends!

Katiedot
Admin

Posts : 12369
Join date : 2010-12-05

Back to top Go down

Re: Making stars out of nobodies: how to become an online celeb in 2012

Post by lucy on Sun Jan 01 2012, 03:39

Oh my LUCY!!! Thats lucy not my avatar, but my dog. She's a collie mix(hearder) they chase everything and are so smart it's scary.

lucy
Clooney Zen Master

Posts : 3209
Join date : 2010-12-10

Back to top Go down

Re: Making stars out of nobodies: how to become an online celeb in 2012

Post by Sponsored content Today at 04:58


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum