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If you’re an active social-media user, you can’t deny the phenomenon that is Instagram. " Its online photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service enables users to take pictures and videos, apply digital filters to them, and share them on various social networking services, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr." What one can't communicate in words, some photos make the task easier.
The immense popularity of Instagram has captured millions of users worldwide. To some people, Instagram is heaven-sent, as they are able to enjoy its huge privileges. Rightly or wrongly, it has become subject for abuse. And whether they admit it or not, some celebrities are the ones who are guilty of this abuse.
Merchant Followers MF of celebrities use the opportunity to promote their products on the celebrities' Instagram feed knowing that their huge following get to see MF products. Needless to say, it is surprisingly cheap, especially for the cost-conscious entrepreneur. In return, some MF give celebrities some products for free.
Very enterprising TV Host TH is one notoriously known for milking this opportunity. To be able to cut cost, TH has now reportedly gone to using Instagram as a business platform, without a sweat. Allegedly, she asks her MF for some product samples such as clothes, food, and even pricey ones such as watches and at times even GC's, too. The items have to be delivered to her first before she posts their pictures on her wall. Reportedly, TH has gone overboard, asking as much as 50% discount for travel fare.
Yes, it is - social media has redefined public's perception of what social graces and etiquette are all about.
" Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing." ~ Abraham Lincoln
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