Your online attention span is, well, short. We get that. Everyone’s is.
So, you land on a Fame Game page and what happens next? There are numbers, charts, images, names scrolling, links, and yes, probably an Andy Warhol graphic or two. Maybe you panic and you leave, but most likely, there’s a reason you are on the site and that reason, whether you realize it or not, links back to yourself.
Whether you are claiming/updating your profile, looking at someone else’s, checking-out a party or project page or just keeping tabs on Julia Allison, you are examining your relationship to others and beginning to piece together at least a small part of an intricately woven web created by the media.
Our hope is that you, users, take the time to explore—once you realize that you too are playing the game. Fame Game’s mission is complex and it cannot possibly be discerned from a single page grab. But read the About. Keep tabs on PLAY. See who’s Moving and Shaking. Consider how people are Connected. Check the Recent Parties. Open your eyes to the bigger picture here and use your social capital, big or small, for good.
You may be active on Fame Game. You may not be. But, bare minimum, if you are here, you are beginning to think about fame, the media, and your role in it, in a slightly different way. And though it might sound redundant, we’d like for you to play along with us — after all, we’re still figuring out the rules ourselves.