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Public figures are unlikely to recover

Addy Rogers, Pepperdine studentIt’s harder than ever before to define what constitutes as a public figure. Today, there are as many species of public figures as there are butterflies in the Amazon Rainforest. With the advancement of social media it’s nearly impossible to create a specific, inclusive, and applicable definition of what constitutes as a public figure. There are countless public figures on social media alone due to the legions of followers they have. “Official profiles” are not just reserved for movie stars and models anymore.

Indeed, there are…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Nov 13, 2017

Figures are in the media

Camry Bishop, Pepperdine studentIn the past, a public figure actually had to do something of relevance or importance to be considered as such. This is no longer the case in the 21st century. A public figure now could be anyone from a YouTube makeup artist to a dog with more Instagram followers than most humans. While it seems that almost anyone competent enough to work a smartphone could do this, I still think that there is a defined, yet sometimes faded, the line between these “public figures” and regular…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Nov 06, 2017

Public figures differ from community to community

Melania Chaves, Pepperdine student Many times people see as synonyms the words “public figure” and “celebrity”. I believe a celebrity is definitely a public figure, but not every public figure is a celebrity. This being said, a public figure can be defined as a person whose name is out in “public” and has some sort of influence on a group of people or in the world in general.

In today’s society, it is particularly easy to become known through the Internet or through some social media platform. For instance,…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Nov 02, 2017

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