Vlogging: Parasocial Relationships

 “Parasocial relationships are one-sided relationships, where one person extends emotional energy, interest and time, and the other party, the persona, is completely unaware of the other’s existence. Parasocial relationships are most common with celebrities, organizations (such as sports teams) or television stars.” – Parasocial Relationships: The Nature of Celebrity Fascinations

As promised here is the second post about vlogging. This one I want to talk about the relationship that is formed between the viewer and the creator. It is called a Parasocial Relationship. It is really one sided because the viewer starts to feel like they know the person on the camera. They feel like they know a lot about that person. But the person on the video doesn’t know one thing about the person watching their video.

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The Ramble In 2017

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”
–Leonardo da Vinci

It is a new year, which means a chance to make things new! This year I want to post on The Ramble more often. I want to get other people involved and get them posting weekly so that you can have content each week to read. In order to do that I have to set aside time each week to sit down and write something for The Ramble. Which also means I must have something to write about!

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Vlogging: Long Term Affects (Opinion)

“A video blog or video log, usually shortened to vlog /ˈvlɒɡ/, is a form of blog for which the medium is video, and is a form of web television. Vlog entries often combine embedded video (or a video link) with supporting text, images, and other metadata.” – Video blog – Wikipedia

I watch a few YouTube vloggers and one of them vlogs daily. They are a family vlogger and I love watching them as they do all different things from day to day. I love watching their family grow and just hearing their story. I feel like I know them even though I really don’t. But it has got me thinking. What kind of affect does it have on them long term?

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Facebook “Hacking” Going Around

I’m seeing this almost all the time. One of my friends will post “I don’t plan on making a second Facebook account. I have been hacked, do not accept friend requests from me.” But what they don’t realize is they aren’t being hacked at all. People are searching through Facebook and finding someone, they create a new profile with that persons name and they use that person’s profile photo, or one of them. Which profile photos are set to public as default. Then with this new profile they go through that persons friends list (again public, most of the time) and they friend request everyone.

There is no hacking going on here. Simply just impostors pretending to be you. You’re account most likely isn’t in danger and all you have to do is report the new profile and maybe tell your friends to. That’s all!

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Truth is Truth

You know when you are going through something and someone tells you or you know exactly what you have to do to go through it? Most of the time it’s really hard and you don’t wanna do it. Sometimes it has to get a little worse before it gets better, right? For example when you break up with someone the first thing a lot of people want to do is try and get that person back (most of the time) and the truth is you are probably better off without that person so you just need to cut them out of your life completely.

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What If The Fault Line Erupted?

The other night I was thinking this and I thought “most of the big company servers are in California” so could you imagine how many websites would be down if the fault line erupted? Of course there would be people in danger and people losing their lives, I’m not trying to take away from that but what I’m thinking about is people all over the US would be affected by this. Websites like Facebook and Twitter and Hosted websites could all be down and it would take weeks maybe even months to get them back up. And if those servers were destroyed then everyone would probably lose a lot of stuff they have online. People would be devastated I’m sure. Here is a picture of the fault lines in California


I don’t understand all of that but if you do please comment down below.

This is just a food for thought post. That’s just my opinion, you can post yours in the comments!

Just Rambling,

John Stuart