Social Media Stars

How influential are social media personalities?


Aaron Levi

Checking out Instagram

Jessica Cummins, Contributor

A new wave of celebrities has been promoted in society due to new social media apps. Some of the apps such as TikTok, Instagram, and Snapchat, have created a new outlet for young teens and adults to publish themselves instantly and publicly.

What are social media influencers? They are people invested in Influencer Marketing which is a form of social media marketing involving endorsements and product placement from influencers, people, and organizations who have a purported expert level of knowledge or social influence in their field.

Everyone has a chance of getting exploitation on social apps. The bar is even for everyone which gives people a 50/50 chance of fame and followers. These apps are diverse and has a wide variety of content. Comedy, fashion, beauty, and sports are just a few of the videos and photos being posted on these apps.

Social Media influencer Alexa Mae went on the barstool podcast and said “Social Media has given many people public fame,” said social media influencer Alexa Mae. “It has become an even playing field that gives your everyday citizen a chance for fame.”

FHS senior Nico Annello has a large following on TikTok and Instagram. Watch the related video to learn more.