Mary Jane Bulseco
Democratizing Fame Through Social Media
Opinion: Internet culture, paired with the prominence of social media networks, has democratized the talent discovery process. It presents performers with new platforms through which they can showcase their talent and passion, often from the comfort of their living rooms, local grocery stores or wherever WiFi is readily accessible. “Normal” people with myriad skills and talents now have access to countless channels that help them showcase their abilities—beyond traditional concert stages and television screens.