Social Media Influencers • CurtinFM with Jenny Seaton

20 January 2020 5:38 pm

Social media influencers have the power to make enormous change. While this change is not always for good, it’s important to take note of the positive movements that social media facilitates.

I sat down for a chat with Jenny Seaton from CurtinFM to talk about raising money on social media, influencers, Celeste Barber, and influencers using their platform for positive change and trying to make a real difference in the world.

It’s easy to look at influencers through a cynical lens. We often see people on social media using their platform for personal gain, often portraying unrealistic representations of life.

Surrounding the New South Wales bushfires, Celeste Barber has used her platform to raise awareness and much-needed money for victims of the bushfires.

As an actor and comedian, Celeste Barber, whether she would like to admit it or not, has become an influencer in her own right. Where she started out satirising and making parodies of social media influencers, her reach and audience has grown to an undeniable level of dramatic influence. It’s certainly encouraging to see her using her influence and platform for positive change. If there’s ever a space that could use a little more positivity, it’s social media.

We also chatted about the power of social media, and its ability to spread misinformation, lies, and fake news. In a digital world that moves so fast, it’s important to take some personal responsibility for the content we consume and the information we accept as fake.

Jenny and I chatted about the need for people to slow down on social media, and do their due diligence when it comes to social media content, especially when it comes to content being presented as news or fact.

If you missed my chat with Jenny, you can catch up with everything we talked about right here:

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