“What I do know is this: Caroline is part of a media revolution. She is someone who watches almost no traditional entertainment, but consumes YouTube and other social media channels daily. She is part of a fanbase that is directly constructing the careers of thousands of entertainers who did not pass through gates of agents, studios, producers, etc., but used a networked software to connect to millions. To some, Caroline is the most empowered consumer in the history of humankind; to others, the most vulnerable.”
We have the narrative that we shape and the narrative that gets shaped by how our actions are perceived. According to Dan McAdams, the story that we construct in our own minds is our identity, the crux of who we believe we are. If that’s the case, who or what is ultimately telling our stories in digital spaces is no small question.