~19 min read · Jul 15th · The disappearing divide between “followers” and “friends”
For online creators and internet influencers, sharing intimate details about their lives is now part of the job description.
For some, these information bytes form the basis of a parasocial relationship: instead of discussing a recent video posted by “someone they follow,” a fan might speak about “someone they know,” going so far as to refer to their favorite creator as a friend.
In time, the devotee – the ‘fan’ – comes to believe that he ‘knows’ the persona more intimately and profoundly than others do; that he ‘understands’ his character and appreciates his values and motives.
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Kids this age also need some semblance of control, so offer that to them in the form of simple choices they can make throughout the day. Let them choose between the green shirt or the red shirt, strawberries or a banana, a walk to the park or playtime in the backyard. It makes it a little easier to relinquish control in all the other areas of their lives if they can make some decisions here and there.