Twitter did what?
Posted by VersusTheFans
This blog serves to explore the intersection of TV shows, social media, social change and audiences. I will focus a lot on shows that have lesbian characters as a springboard for discussing the social implications TV can have and how that shapes creative responsibility. This is because that is a large part of who I am and what is important to me. But, I’ll be looking into anything TV and social media related, and exploring the responsibility and changes that the collision of TV, fans and social media cause.
I joined Twitter in early 2012 because I wanted to know more about Naya Rivera; turns out she doesn’t have an official Facebook page or website, so Twitter was my only option. Desperate times call for desperate measures, so I joined up. Little did I know this would have a significant impact on my life, and no, I don’t mean being abducted by the social media vortex.
Months later, I get news and information the second it’s available, follow great creative minds and hear from my favorite celebrities. Peachy. But, joining Twitter finally convinced me I wasn’t an alien. I have found my way to a group of like-minded, intelligent individuals around my age just as invested in the same fictional characters. I found people who expanded my own understanding of the world and taught me to be more critical of what I was watching on TV.
I have grown as a consumer of media. I have grown into someone who is going to explore this new world of better TV, social media and fans, but I have also grown into my own skin and found a voice.