Excuse me, may I have your digital autograph?
Mathew Ingram, who writes the Internet media blog Ingram 2.0 for The Globe and Mail, recently posted a great article about the first-ever ROLF-Con (ROLF is the Internet/ mobile chat acronym for “rolling on the floor laughing), an event held on the MIT campus that brought together Internet celebrities and their fans.
I, for one, would have given my right hand to meet Christian Ladner, Toronto-ex pat living in L.A., Internet copywriter, and creator/ blogger for Stuff White People Like (#2 – Religions that their parents don’t belong to, #70 – Difficult Breakups, #96 – New Balance shoes).
Carolyn Y. Johnson of The Boston Globe explains the phenomenon of ROLF-Con and Internet celebrity-dom: “In a way, the Web has given birth to a kind of cottage industry of individuality – people who build a brand around a personality or a passion.”
Check out the ROLF-Con blog, and check back next week – I’ll be posting my favorite ROLF-Con video footage as it becomes available!