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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 5,534
    Social media influencers work in a similar way to how Monty Don wears certain clothes or uses certain tools in TV programs. He might get given them as a 'gift' or he might be paid to use them as long as he sticks to BBC rules on not showing brand names. On social media though there are no rules and even less morals. Influencers are a marketing company's dream as often they'll use a free item that's been sent to them and provide free, targeted advertising to 100s of thousands of people. The savvy ones know they can get some heafty ad revenue if they promote the right things though.
  • B3B3 Posts: 15,515
    Delia was an influential influencer
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 4,607
    B3 said:
    Delia was an influential influencer
    Except when coming onto the pitch at half time, full of 'grape juice', to encourage the home fans to be more vocal.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 7,175
    Poor Delia, luckily my "grape juice moments" have never been caught on camera. Not that there have been that many, of course  ;)
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 3,990
    AnniD said:
    luckily my "grape juice moments" have never been caught on camera. Not that there have been that many, of course  ;)
    It makes you very glad to have not grown up in the Instagram era, doesn't it?
    “This isn't life in the fast lane, it's life in the oncoming traffic.”
    ― Terry Pratchett
  • GWRSGWRS Posts: 7,535
    Must ask o/h what’s actually is Instagram ?
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 7,175
    The pressure on the younger generation to look good and have the perfect "insta" image, plus the fact you can't do anything these days without having someone filming it on their phone, makes me very glad indeed @raisingirl ! There was an item in one of the papers this morning about a dad who let go of his pushchair to get his cap that had blown off in the strong winds. The pushchair toppled over into the path of a car which fortunately managed to stop in time. Now l can't be 100% certain, but it looked as though it was captured on someone's phone. The times you see people filming events without even thinking that a. They should help or b. They themselves are in danger, is staggering.
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 6,516
    Two or three years ago while we were in Madeira a holidaymaker died taking a selfie, leaning on a rickety fence over a huge drop...
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 22,845
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 7,175
    Moral is take care when taking selfies l would guess. I seem to remember reading about that, or it could have been another one, it's happened more than once. Last year we visited Hidcote, there was a young couple there who stopped on a path to take a selfie, blocking the way. Fair enough we thought, so waited for them to finish. The first one wasn't good enough, nor the second or the third apparently. By this time the half dozen people they were holding up, by unspoken agreement, surged forward en masse with a very polite " Excuse me please" from the lady in the front, and moved past. After we had all moved by, l turned around and they were taking selfies again. They could still be there for all l know....
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