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Twitter verification

Twitter VerificationYou’ll remember that in an earlier blog post, we discussed the buying and selling of Instagram accounts and followers.  We ultimately concluded that it’s probably best to attract followers to original content the good old-fashioned way—by doing it yourself.  Today we’ll be looking at something less clear-cut: buying the Twitter verification mark. 

The Twitter verification is a way of distinguishing people who, for whatever reason, have influential power.  They aren’t necessarily smarter or wealthier than the rest of us, but their words have more pull. 

It started out…

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  • Influencers | Social Media
  • Nov 15, 2017

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

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