Is Charles Trippy Famous? Twenty-First-Century Celebrity Gossip on Internet Killed Television



Since at least 2005, with the advent of the much-discussed video sharing site YouTube, many content producers have attempted to harness the ease of sharing, ability to make comments, video linking, and the short, low-production aesthetic that demands little technical expertise into money-making and fame-generating enterprises. This change in communication and culture is responsible for and responsive to life lived in media. The kind of celebrity made possible in and through networked video sharing is revealed in the ongoing project of musician and media personality Charles Trippy and his wife and collaborator Alli.


Media Object Direct Address Gossip Protocol Network Culture Digital Culture 
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