Written about 1 month ago
Status is a pervasive element in our society, and affects our online social media interactions significantly.
Obsession with status, a zero sum game, leads obsessors to feelings of insignificance or adds credence to incorrect information.
We can break social media status symbols through an online marketplace that enables people to pay for likes, follows and retweets from real individuals. Imagine PPC, but instead of FB receiving the money, it is a single individual.
Payment for social status, diminishes the significance of social status, breaking traditional models of judging by status. Individuals are forced to make decisions based off of content, not status.