Why Do We Give Influencers So Much Power?

The Tati/James Charles fallout makes Lyndsey & Emily stop and ask—why are we giving influencers so much attention—and power?

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  1. colleenb Member

    Dear Ladybrains: Enjoyed the podcast.

    Dear Blueyeti: When I hit follow it can only be unfollow. Yet I see where people can follow a podcast. Ok I admit I’m older than old but is there anyway to like a podcast the way you do a feed? Please, please.

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    • May 22, 2019, at 9:09 AM PDT
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  2. Lyndsey Fifield Contributor

    FYI I thought @max was going to edit out my d-bag-bomb!!

    • #2
    • May 22, 2019, at 9:30 AM PDT
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  3. Texmoor Coolidge

    Lyndsey Fifield (View Comment):

    FYI I thought @max was going to edit out my d-bag-bomb!!

    That was the best part after just calling something cuckoo bananas.

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    • May 22, 2019, at 9:54 AM PDT
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  4. Stad Thatcher

    Lyndsey Fifield (View Comment):

    FYI I thought @max was going to edit out my d-bag-bomb!!

    So, what are you going to call him? Hehe . . .

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    • May 23, 2019, at 1:58 PM PDT
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  5. Stad Thatcher

    I think there’s a difference between an audience who listens to something vs. how many are actually influenced by it. My wife and I watch a lot of movies and TV shows on DVD. We enjoy watching old seasons of, for example, Big Bang Theory, but we don’t let that influence us in our daily lives.

    My guess is people who watch that drag queen young boy are not influenced by him, but look on just to see what the hubbub is all about. Once when I was traveling, I turned the hotel TV on to Keeping Up With the Kardashians only because my game wasn’t on yet. My curiousity was satisfied after several minutes of boredom watching the mother bitch and moan about something while having lunch with a girl friend. Yawn . . .

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    • May 23, 2019, at 2:03 PM PDT
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  6. kylez Member

    I’m on Youtube everyday and don’t know who they’re talking about, though I had just seen the name “projared” on the side. 

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    • May 24, 2019, at 12:57 AM PDT
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  7. The Cynthonian Member

    Wow, your description of your NextDoor activity makes me think you should seriously consider moving. My semi-rural neighbors post a lot of requests for service recommendations, items for sale/free, garage sales, complaints about traffic, criminal (small time) activity, and bear sightings (because it’s spring and they’re out of hibernation). There’s only an occasional nut job.

    And just walk away from these so-called “influencers.” (Except for Dan Crenshaw—love him!! And I think he’s doing it for right reasons.) I’ve never heard of the people you mentioned, except for him, and am quite sure I haven’t missed anything.

     

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    • May 25, 2019, at 1:01 PM PDT
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