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Afrojedi
Memphis Fan
Member since Jul 2017
121 posts

re: Can someone please explain to me exactly what is an influencer on Social media?
Some terrible show my girlfriend watches explained it best:

Well to do grandmother: "So, tell me about your new career. What is a social media influencer"

Female character: "Well companies give me products to show off on my instagram and tik tok and they pay me to do it"

WTDGM: (somewhat disappointed) "so you're a sales person then".

FC: "Well, no, its different. I just make videos and posts and every once in a while talk about the product"

WTDGM: (visibly disappointed) "dear, youre a sales person"


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RogerTheShrubber
LSU Fan
Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
195540 posts

re: Can someone please explain to me exactly what is an influencer on Social media?
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This doesn't' necessarily have to be a bad thing.


Correct, as long as the influencer is up front about it. Many are.

More power to someone who can eek out a living on social media.


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V Bainbridge
Arkansas Fan
Member since Jul 2020
3086 posts

re: Can someone please explain to me exactly what is an influencer on Social media?
A person who posts things on social media to get attention. They use that attention to sell or advertise things for money. They do so using their influence. Thus they are called "influencers".


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Pettifogger
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Member since Feb 2012
63910 posts

re: Can someone please explain to me exactly what is an influencer on Social media?
TBH about 10% of influencers are probably worthy of it. Some of them can be very educational or have subject matter expertise. A lot of gun/outdoor/etc. channels are run by what I'd call meritorious influencers.

I might argue the worst thing about influencer culture aren't the influencers, but the mimicking they generate. "Normal" people adopting the idea that they need to be constantly creating content (note, this isn't content, it's just useless shit) because it's what influencers do.


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Funky Tide 8
Alabama Fan
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Member since Feb 2009
44548 posts

re: Can someone please explain to me exactly what is an influencer on Social media?
For the most part, they are extremely narcissistic people who make money off of their extreme narcissism. Most of the time its hot chicks who post softcore porn of themselves, or photos of them in trendy or beautiful places. There really isn't anything special, or unique about these people.


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wutangfinancial
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Member since Sep 2015
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re: Can someone please explain to me exactly what is an influencer on Social media?
My girlfriend's works on their campaigns. The ones that drive the most sales are not who you think they are. It's typically mommy bloggers


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Kracka
North Carolina Fan
Grand Isle, Louisiana
Member since Aug 2004
38364 posts

re: Can someone please explain to me exactly what is an influencer on Social media?
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So today's youth need their influencer's approval to make a purchase? What in the world has this world come too.


I wouldn't say that. I would say that an influencer is more or less like a commercial, but with actual testimony behind it. The influencer actually uses/used said product/service. Their opinion in most cases holds more weight than an advertisement.


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HeadSlash
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re: Can someone please explain to me exactly what is an influencer on Social media?
Wannabe whores with hardleg followers


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J_Hingle
LA
Member since Jun 2013
3570 posts

re: Can someone please explain to me exactly what is an influencer on Social media?
I believe it is someone that uses their social media platform to influence. Or something like that


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TheFlyingTiger
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2009
2278 posts

re: Can someone please explain to me exactly what is an influencer on Social media?
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like how obtuse some of you are


Didn't wanna write a book on the TL, bro


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