Social media is undoubtedly one of the most popular ways to become famous, or more popular if they are already famous. In-fact, social media has gotten so popular, that if a person who is trying to become famous doesn’t use sites such as: YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter, their chances of becoming famous is slim to none. Luckily, the WWE has joined the social media revolution, and is now all over the web. Whether it’s YouTube web-shows, Twitter story-lines, or Facebook feed-back, the WWE has stepped up their game and is trying to keep in-touch with today’s ever expanding network.
But does social media help the WWE? Or does it only hurt it?
First let’s look at some positive effects of social media.
Social media can not only make someone famous over the internet, but famous all over the world. People all over the world are always searching, looking for that next internet sensation. So for the WWE to use sites such as YouTube and Twitter to reach new fans and old fans alike, it can only help them become more well-know (as if they weren’t already known). Social media can also help the WWE but not only having more of the dedicated wrestling fans provide feedback, but these fans can also tell the WWE who to push, and who not to push.
A great example of this is Zack Ryder.
Zack Ryder. A man, who many considered a joke when “The Edge-Heads” (remember them?) broke up and went their separate ways. Because of this, Ryder would soon start a web-show called: “Z! True Long Island Story.” This show was funny, exciting, controversial, and edgy in many ways. The show would grow more fans as more episodes came out, thus Ryder gathering a bigger, and much more supportive fan-base. Not long after Ryder debuted his show, people would chant “We want Ryder!” and “Woo Woo Woo!” during both RAW, and Smackdown. The WWE took notice of the fans, and gave them what they wanted. Ryder would soon get more TV time, and would also soon hold the U.S Title.
But with positives always comes negatives, and social media can be full of negatives.
A great example of this is none other than, John Cena.
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