Now a days most people do or say things based on popularity. What is going to get me noticed and liked by others?
When one goes to make a Facebook status more times then non they are basing it off of how many likes/comments they will get. There are even tons of sites that you can go to look for popular/generic Facebook statuses. This site has some pretty good status ideas that I’m sure would bring in some “likes.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnvIEyTVus8 <– some pretty funny statuses.
Right now, if its only on Facebook and Twitter that people are basing their stories off of popularity I don’t see it as much of a problem. Its life, most are trying to be well liked.
If this proceeds into journalism I think it could seriously affect our intake of hard news because it may not even get covered. We need information even if we don’t want it.