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AUDIO: The modern days of Internet fame

Most media is now hosted online. So how does that change the process of gaining fame and staying famous?

June 8, 2014
"First Cat" or Socks(1989-2009), was made famous via the internet [Image credit:Barbara Kinney, Wikimedia Commons]

Fueled by clicks and share buttons, internet fame can spread like wildfire. From millennial pop stars like Bieber to Twitter stars like a sarcastic cat, strange celebrity figures rise from the inner workings of the internet every day. In this episode, we meet the mind behind the famous tweeting cat, “Sockington,” and a scientist to give all this social media madness a little context.

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