Andy Warhol once said that there would come a time where everyone on earth would achieve 15 minutes of fame. How right he was, except he underguesstimated his figures by approximately 23 hours and 45 minutes X 24/7/365. What I mean by that is, now, thanks to social media, everyone is famous every minute of every single day.
It’s like we all have become reality TV stars, minus the TV. And where once, you actually had to possess some kind of talent or achieve something to justify notoriety, now the only skills you need to achieve overnight success is the ability to sign up for a social media account, a smartphone or camera and the ability to type messages into a phone, tablet or PC.
No longer do you even have to be famous for being famous in order to be famous like all that hard work that Paris Hilton, the Kardashians or Snooky didn’t put in. No, lucky you, you can now be famous anytime you like. Just tell everyone what you had for lunch on Facebook. Or what your little brats did on their play date on Instagram. Or tweet what’s on your mind in 140 characters or less.
You may never get a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, but look around: All this meaningless, vacuous, inconsequential fame can one day all be yours. And you can start by sharing this posting with your public right now. What? Did you think I don’t want to be famous, too? I’m definitely ready for my close-up.