My friend (and client) Jake, currently has the #1 article on Reddit. The picture blog (original article here) or news article with pictures is about his mother and is titled This is what Early Onset Dementia looks like.
On Tuesday 26th May at 8:10am, he and his family should be on Sunrise (Australian morning variety TV) for about 13 minutes (much longer than the average segment of 3 minutes).
Are more people receiving 15 minutes of fame?
I think that more people are receiving 15 minutes of fame for a number of reasons but mainly because people are using the internet more. Combining YouTube and other content creation sites and sharing sites (whether they be Facebook or others) mean that content that everyone wants to share can go viral very quickly.
Is 15 minutes of fame worth less now than in the past?
Although having YouTube allows the 15 minutes to last forever, overall I think that 15 minutes of fame may be worth less now. We all have information overload and even entertainment overload. As the YouTube video says “ain’t nobody got time for that”. Swipe. Next story.
What would you do with 15 minutes of fame?
I’d love to know what you would do with your 15 minutes of fame and more importantly do you think 15 minutes can impact lives?
Jake is overwhelmed and flabbergasted that he would be #1 on Reddit. He is also writing a book about living with his mother’s dementia. But does 15 minutes of fame now mean more awareness (or even more book sales) in the future? That remains to be seen.
Please encourage 15 minutes of fame for the right reasons
But at the very least, it is wonderful when somebody gets 15 minutes of fame to shine the light on something that affect us, in this case what is called “the long goodbye”.