Posts Tagged "social media"

Highlights of Bridging Gaps Chat

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

Last night, I had the privilege of joining Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) panelists and hosting our inaugural Bridging Gaps Twitter chat! It was 8:30 pm EST. Just wish we met over cocktails at that hour of the night or had morning coffee in Australia¬†/ Asia at that time ūüôā It is with this thought that we started our¬†live public chat¬†and what a powerful and memorable conversation we had! As I posted on Twitter and Instagram, I cannot believe how¬†time¬†flew and there were so many fascinating questions to further consider! You can now visit...

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Barcelona CFP 2016 Bridging Gaps: What are the media, publicists & celebrities selling?

Posted by on Nov 8, 2015 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

Public personalities hold the power to draw attention to products, services, and charities through their endorsement. Celebrity activists, for example, can help to change the world. From Elizabeth Taylor to George Clooney, celebrities have proven that their status can help raise awareness and funds for issues such as aids, poverty and global warming. However, many activists have also gained fame by standing up for their beliefs such as Harvey Milk, Dian Fossey, Malala Yousafzai, and Rosa Parks, thereby bridging gaps between celebrity activists and activists as celebrities. Thanks to social...

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Is there a Caitlyn Jenner in You and Me?

Posted by on Jul 4, 2015 in Critic's Area | 1 comment

You know I talk about celebrity culture and the notion of popularity. The popular is not limited to celebrities. In fact celebrities are part of popular culture, and the signs of fame shed light on the successful functioning of many other popular representations. A recent example of popular representations is the way in which social media users displayed their affective response towards the US same-sex marriage laws. When a plethora of Facebook users applied a translucent rainbow flag on their profile pictures, I was inspired to support it. At the same time, I did not understand the hype....

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Celebrating Shining Talent

Posted by on May 2, 2013 in Critic's Area | 1 comment

Dear Readers, Hope May started off well!¬† A warm welcome to all friends and readers that joined my WordPress, Twitter, and Facebook pages in April! ¬† Last month brought precious memories that I am carrying in my journey of writing and fierce celebration of love this month.¬†¬† First of all, I was honoured to be a part of Building Bridges Association of Canada and industry leaders. Organized by Ashima Suri and Erica Armstrong at Toronto’s House of Moments, the event celebrated meaningful employment, true inclusion, and diverse communications. The event demonstrated living examples of...

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