In the age of social media, there is more opportunity than ever before to get people to notice you online. Whether that means building up an online presence by creating a personal brand for people to follow and latch onto, attracting more customers for your business company through social media platforms, or doing something as simple as sending out friend requests, literally everyone in the world from all walks of life now have a chance to become noticed on some level through the use of social media alone.
But every so often, there’s a video that pops up on something like Instagram for example, that will go viral on the internet for reasons that can be less than flattering. These can range from death-defying stunts, to people committing property damage, acts of violence towards those unfortunate enough to be on the receiving end of it, animal cruelty, racist rants, the list goes on. These kinds of videos occur regularly online to the point of it being considered normal to the public, but do they come with consequences that can actually impact their real-lives? Well, that depends on the content in question.
One example of karma catching up to people who seek 15 minutes of fame online, comes in the form of a viral video that surfaced not too long ago in which a young woman threw a chair from a high rise balcony onto the busy streets of Toronto, resulting in her receiving a lot of attention online because of it. In the aftermath of that particular video though, she got kicked out of her dental school due to her actions, and was given multiple charges by the Toronto Police related to the incident.
If people seek to get famous in the online world, it would probably be advisable not to do it for the wrong reasons, as it can most likely result in a video receiving public backlash, thus potentially ruining the reputation of the up loader or the subject(s) of said videos in more ways than one.
Are there any other recent instances of videos going viral for the sake of gaining attention on social media? Let me know in the comment section