The Duke and Duchess of Sussex together, have about 11 million followers on Instagram, and in their turn, they follow... one person. Who is that lucky person, I have no idea, because I can not access these details, because I do not have an instagram account. Hundreds of millions of people around the world still have instagram accounts, tiwtter, Facebook and so on. People love social media, and some of them love it even more than their own families.
Modern society not only lives online, browsing twitter or instagram pages to kill time, moreover, it is even educated by it, often without being aware of this education. Probably that is why such applications have been created, to educate people, at any age, and to turn them into big mouths of consumption rather than opening their eyes.
Educators, who are often called influencers, are generally people with millions of followers, hundreds or thousands of posts, and no such personality is a poor one, even if in most cases they're no regular employee, nor do they own any business. However, big companies pay such personalities good money to advertise their products. I was reading a few days ago that "an instagram star" can collect about $ 10,000 or even more, for a simple photo on this social network, holding in his/her hand "by chance", a certain cream, or a lipstick. It depends on the promotion offer.
Imagine how Prince Charles could win along with the beautiful Meghan if they would like to agree to use their instagram account as a promotion tool, but also to create a consistent income from it, helping them get rid stress-free of the royal duties, which they seem to dislike. Even a product a week if they agreed to "promote", and even without saying anything about it, would bring them some nice money, on a monthly basis.
However, I do not want to go into the details of this topic related to the royal family, or to move away from the core of this post, which is what we call influencers on social media and their harmful effect on naive minds. An influencer does not just advertise on skin care shampoos and creams. He can lead public opinion to a particular political party in an election campaign, in the direction of accepting 5G as being OK for our health, or he can encourage credulous people to invest in cryptocurrencies like Bitconnect for example. How do they do all this? Using the power of persuasion and the naivety of people.
With no silk manner, or falsity, I can say that the vast majority of people are naive, and seem to be created to listen to such opinion leaders, or influencers. Such people believe that everything that flies can be eaten, and very rarely do they question the words and recommendations of such influential people, whose opinions are sipped daily, through free and easy to use applications. Very few of them realize that they are often very easily manipulated through these virtual world applications.
A simple and uplifting example in this regard is what are called "pump and dump groups". There are crypto personalities who, from time to time, offer "free and secure crypto recommendations" to their followers. I agree, they are really safe and profitable for the one who recommends them and who has 100,000 followers behind him, but what many overlook in these games is the timing of these trading strategies.
Such an influencer will never post about a particular cryptocurrency before loading his bags with it, nor will it alert those who follow him when it's time to sell it. Even if they "sell some figures", these are certainly not true. It's just that they're not stupid to do that. However, few people are looking at crypto twitter from this perspective. Moreover, they really like fall into whatever these influencers say.
Social media is not a place of transparency and truth, and that is not understood by many who consume it daily, and who engage in all kinds of disputes on different topics. I am sure that even the biggest "seemingly opponents of Bitcoin" and crypto, in fact own such assets, only that they are not willing to declare this online. Such people know that only fools boast, and that great things are done in silence, and yet they decide to be vocal, to be active online, but that does not mean that they are sincere in what they say and are vocal about.
The difference between them and the rest of the world is that they have learned to use social media for their own benefit, not let it be use them. That is why they do not fall into the category of ordinary consumers. I'm sure even the most vocal anti-Bitcoin advocates will at one point become pro Bitcoin, and I'm sure the vast majority of them own crypto, playing just a game in this online world, that of the anti-Bitcoin campaign, but only a few notice this dirty game. Not everything that flies is to be eaten, and not everything that certain influencers say online is true, or for the benefit of their followers.
Thanks for attention,