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March 20, 2008
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Sex Lives of the Internet Famous

Some people are famous. Other people are Internet famous.

There are a lot of similarities between the two, and a lot of differences. One of the biggest differences? How the Internet famous and the famous treat sex.

Famous people get outed. Internet famous people out themselves. Whether it’s nudie pix, lurid tales of scandalous parties, or rumors about relationships and orientation, chances are good that Johnny Depp isn’t relaying that information to you himself: it’s coming straight from the mouth of US Weekly. If you’re hearing that stuff about the Internet famous, it was probably on their own blog (or Valleywag, via Facebook.).

Internet famous people leave a (digital) paper trail. Britney Spears is not on Facebook, Jimmy Wales is. No matter what Mark Zuckerberg says, your privacy is an illusion — and the actually famous know enough to safeguard their personal info as best they can (or at least keep it off the Internet.).

Internet famous people create their own Page Six. Remember JakobAndJulia.com? Who could forget it? Think you’ll ever see BradAndAngelina.com? Of course not! That’s what Star is for.

So what have we learned? Famous people have the real press hounding them day and night, so they guard their personal lives as best they can. The Internet famous create their own buzz by putting information about themselves out there — because, you know, if someone’s reading about your latest tryst, that means you really matter.

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  • Mark Ellis says :

    Jimmy Wales is a complete sociopath.

    http://www.valleywag.com/tag/jimmy-wales

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