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Advances in Paparazzi Technology

17 Aug

Fourth article in our series on the Paparazzi/Gossip Industry.

By Comic Relief

Though this article was meant to discuss technological innovations in the craft of paparazzi/celebrity stalking, it’s very hard to discuss the trend without discussing the almost independent culture that encourages it.  Most will agree that British Princess Diana’s death did cause a temporary slowdown of the practice of stalking celebrities, yet it’s also true that this practice has returned to its previous fervor far exceeding the previous excesses in the practice. Even worse many private citizens have joined the herd of celebrity stalkers as though the practice of collecting images was a legitimate leisure pastime.  So prevalent is this activity, that Andreas Tzortzis of the International Herald Tribune coined the term the “reader-reporter” to distinguish the way insatiable tabloid customers have increasingly become producers of this content [1].

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