What is Online Celebrity

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        An Internet celebrity, netculture personality, cyberstaror online celebrity is someone who has become famous by means of the Internet. Internet allows people to reach a narrow audience across the world and so become famous within one or more Internet communities.






Examples of Online Celebrity

1. Dane Boedigheimer
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     Born September 28, 1979, better known by his cybernym Daneboe, is an American filmmaker, singer, and actor of The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange. He is known for his web series The Annoying Orange.
     Born in Minnesota and raised in Harwood, North Dakota, Boedigheimer began making videos with his 8mm camcorder as a teenager. Boedigheimer is a speech communications major at Minnesota State University Moorhead, and became a production assistant for MTV's Pimp My Ride three years after earning his degree. He later founded the company Gagfilms in 2005.

2. Chris Crocker
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      Born Christopher Darren Cunningham; December 7, 1987, also known as Chris Cunningham-Crocker, is an American Internet celebrity, songwriter, blogger, recording artist, and pornographic film actor residing in Los Angeles, California. Crocker gained international fame in September 2007 from his viral video "Leave Britney Alone", in which he tearfully defended pop singer Britney Spears's comeback performance at the MTV Video Music Awards; his video had over four million views in two days.The video received international media attention, hundreds of parodies and criticism for Crocker.
      He is a self-described "edutainer" who produces and acts in videos. In almost all of Crocker's work he presents himself as an openly gay and effeminate Southern adolescent in a "small-minded town" in the Bible Belt where his sexual orientation and outspokenness are a "subtext... rarely addressed directly and never completely accepted". The Tennessee-based Crocker, a stage name, keeps his identity and exact location private because according to him, and as seen in the public comments to his work, there were safety concerns and death threats in response to his YouTube and MySpace video blogs and profile. According to his MySpace profile, Crocker lived in Los Angeles as of January 2008. As of May 2010, Crocker has returned home to Tennessee and solely travels to Los Angeles for business ventures.

3. Lucas Cruikshank
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     He was borned August 29, 1993, is an American comedic actor. Living in Columbus, Nebraska, he created the character Fred Figglehorn, and the associated Fred series for his channel, on the video-sharing website YouTube. These videos are centered on Fred Figglehorn, a fictional 6-year-old who has a dysfunctional home life and "anger management issues".
     Cruikshank was raised in Columbus, Nebraska, and attended Lakeview High School. He is the son of Molly Jeanne (née Duffy) and Dave Alan Cruikshank.He is the middle of eight children (he has five sisters and two brothers).Cruikshank is openly gay. In a video released August 20, 2013, he came out saying "I'm gay. I feel so weird saying it on camera. But my family and friends have known for like three years. I just haven't felt the need to announce it on the Internet."

4. Lisa Donovan
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     Lisa Donovan (born June 11, 1980) is an American actress. As of January 2013, her YouTube channel has over 590,000 subscribers and 185 million video views, putting it in the top 500 channels on YouTube.She is one of the co-founders of Maker Studios, a YouTube video network which provides production and marketing services for over 1,000 YouTube channels.
     She is also a founder of Zappin Productions, a production company specializing in viral videos. She is currently in charge of Creative Development.

5. Grumpy cat
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     Her owner Tabatha Bundesen says that her permanently grumpy-looking face is due to feline dwarfism.Grumpy Cat's popularity originated from a picture posted to the social news website Reddit by Bundesen's brother Bryan on September 22, 2012. It was made into an image macro with grumpy captions. "The Official Grumpy Cat" on Facebook has over 3 million "likes". Grumpy Cat was featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal on May 30, 2013 and on the cover of the October 7, 2013 issue of New York Magazine.
     Born in Minnesota and raised in Harwood, North Dakota, Boedigheimer began making videos with his 8mm camcorder as a teenager. Boedigheimer is a speech communications major at Minnesota State University Moorhead, and became a production assistant for MTV's Pimp My Ride three years after earning his degree. He later founded the company Gagfilms in 2005.










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