“By the end of three days, it’s hard to tell if any of these kids will climb the stairs to internet stardom, or how much they want to. They seem genuinely interested in making videos and promoting themselves, but some treat it as a means to an acting career, or more general fame.”
You’re liable to have a strong opinion about this one.
The Verge profiles the inaugural session of the SocialStar Creator Camp, a summer camp for teenagers who aspire to become social media influencers and learn about everything from branding, to video production, to monetization.
Whether the camp is a good idea (kids learn life skills and about online safety) or a bad idea (the kids are largely focused on fame and followers) is up for debate, but it’s an interesting read.