A small world
I will let you in on a very badly kept secret. I get the weirdest emails on a daily basis. Don’t get me wrong, I love getting emails, and in fact I’d love to get one from YOU right now, seriously. The weird stuff I get though, are the sheer endless requests for Mr Tarantino’s email address, the requests begging me please to forward this or that great script or movie idea, the awesome music that will surely end up in his next film and those anxious mothers wanting to have their uber-talented daughter audition for the next Pulp Fiction. What do all these emails’ senders have in common? They didn’t read the BOLD print above the email form that sais none of these requests will either be answered nor can they be. Being able to read clearly helps. But to get to the topic I really want to talk about, imagine there was really a way to talk online to celebrities. Wouldn’t that totally be annoying if you were one? What if you were Quentin Tarantino and you had to sift through a million emails every day just so answer the 5 emails that are really worth answering – from his point of view. I was reading this article in the Business Standard this morning, talking about A Small World, the posh version of Facebook. It gives the kind of mail I get as an example. If you’re into social networking, I recommend taking 2 minutes reading the article. If you visit this website a lot, you will probably agree with me that it wouldn’t be alltogether bad if celebs would take more time out of their schedule to get into direct contact with their fans, and people like Kevin Smith have built online empires around that, but then again, it wouldn’t be so much fun anymore, would it.