Monday, May 5, 2008
Privacy going Public! --Stalkerazzi.
Is it so facinating to see others going to the store, walking the dog, and other simple everyday things? The paparazzi or "stalkarazzi" as some may call them constanly follow around celebrities 24/7 and have no sympathy for what terrible and horrifying shots they may get of them. It may seem to some that being famous would be amazing but would it REALLY be amazing to be constantly followed around and being caught on camera doing things you do not want shown to the public?? Is it right for these camera-men to be everywhere the celebrities go without giving them a rest?
Media invading people's privacy is an ongoing issue. Camera crews are hired to follow around a certain celebrity. Their goal? To get the most embarassing/interesting photo of them as possible. Could a celebrity being intruded cause them to perhaps go a little crazy? For example: Brittney Spears. She is a perfect example of what the media could possibly be doing to a person. Causing them to act out in unexplainable ways. Because of Britney, a new law has been brought up called the "Britney Law" as some think of it as or the "Personal Safety Bubble". (camera-men cannot come any closer than 60 feet away) Discuss weather or not the law should be passed.
Check more about it here:
Not only are celebritie's privacy being totally invaded, but also normal everyday people like ourselves! On youtube's logo picture it states: "broadcast YOURSELF". That does not mean broadcast others without their permission but yet people still do it. They broadcast fights, humilliating scenes, and also videos making fun of others for everyone to see. People may laugh at it, but how might you feel if it was you being made fun of or beaten up and it was shown on the internet for all to see. What does youtube say they permit and do not permit on their site? Do they follow through with what their rules are ?
info about youtube and rules on site here --
PEEPING TOMS; SOMETHING TO CONSIDER!
*adding more about new technology that invades our own personal privacy (ex; people using cellphones to take 'up-skirt' pictures*
Discuss weather or not more action should be taken on invasion of privacy both for celebrities and ourselves. When is it acceptable to be shown to the public without permission, and when is it not acceptable? Think of; is it right to invade celebs privacy? Is it right to show people on youtube for a joke when they do not know? In which situations is it a positive thing to invade privacy, and in which situations is it negative to invade privacy?
other sites with important info;
this one is about how Princess Diana's death may have been connected to paparazzi following their car:
video of justin Timeberlake talking about Papparazzi:
Unflattering photo taken of Tyra Banks by the papparazzi:
“camera pic” Unknown date. Online image. photobucket. May 6/08.<http://photobucket.com/image/camera/ashleyxtastic/camera.jpg?o=13>
"Bald britney" Unknown date. Online image. photobucket. May 6/08. <http://photobucket.com/image/bald%20britney/Basch4tw/Britney-bald.jpg?o=5>
"Youtube" April 5/08. Online Image. photobucket. May 6/08. <http://photobucket.com/image/youtube/Nalcast/youtube.jpg?o=5>