A generous barrage of narcissism
April 29, 2013 2:23 PM Subscribe
The Amanda Palmer Problem: How did a cult musician become a figure to be mocked?
posted by Sebmojo (285 comments total)
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"The web offers an opportunity to fall into the open arms of fans, in ways that weren’t available before. Here’s the catch: The web also makes it near-impossible to fall into the arms of just
one’s fans. Each time you dive into the crowd, some portion of the audience before you consists of observers with no interest in catching you. And you are still asking them to, because another thing the web has done is erode the ability to put something into the world that is directed only at interested parties."