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Social Influencers Now Key Workers in Finland

Old 2nd Apr 2020, 10:06
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Social Influencers Now Key Workers in Finland

The scheme is they have signed up 1500 internet social influencers who are provided with edited government information and are then free to use their own words and images to convey the message. The objective is to reach young people - known for their preference of social media over mainstream news - and also combat the spread of disinformation about coronavirus. They will certainly reach more youngsters.

My question is this: why on earth do they need key worker status and what difference does it make? Surely they more than anyone can, should, and as far as I can tell normally are, working from home.
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I've always thought of "social influencers" as a waste of oxygen, and akin the the Gogafrinchan middle managers that were despatched in Ark Ship Fleet B: https://hitchhikers.fandom.com/wiki/Golgafrinchans

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Perhaps something was lost in the translation.

I don't think the meaning is as in the UK, according to my (Finnish) wife.
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The objective is to reach young people - known for their preference of social media over mainstream news - and also combat the spread of disinformation about coronavirus. They will certainly reach more youngsters.
They will soon get the message when they start dropping like flies..
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Originally Posted by finncapt View Post
Perhaps something was lost in the translation.

I don't think the meaning is as in the UK, according to my (Finnish) wife.
Thanks. According to The Guardian newspaper they have been "defined as 'critical operators' along with doctors, bus drivers and supermarket workers". Still not sure what this definition achieves for a group who have absolutely no need to leave home to continue with their "critical operation".
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Originally Posted by oggers View Post
The scheme is they have signed up 1500 internet social influencers who are provided with edited government information and are then free to use their own words and images to convey the message. The objective is to reach young people - known for their preference of social media over mainstream news - and also combat the spread of disinformation about coronavirus. They will certainly reach more youngsters.

My question is this: why on earth do they need key worker status and what difference does it make? Surely they more than anyone can, should, and as far as I can tell normally are, working from home.
Are not these social influencers just called Trolls?
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I spend more time watching videos which interest me on Youtube than I do watching TV. I came across an extremely talented pianist called Tiffany Poon. She is an amazing pianist and makes videos about herself and pianos. While her playing is mesmerising her inane, self-centred 'chat' makes them almost unwatchable.

From my limited experience I find the same with so-called influencers.
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+1 vp959, a hearty swig to the late Mr. Adams
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Old 2nd Apr 2020, 15:37
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Originally Posted by M.Mouse View Post
I spend more time watching videos which interest me on Youtube than I do watching TV. I came across an extremely talented pianist called Tiffany Poon. She is an amazing pianist and makes videos about herself and pianos. While her playing is mesmerising her inane, self-centred 'chat' makes them almost unwatchable.

From my limited experience I find the same with so-called influencers.
I know what you mean. Nonetheless, I see the rationale behind this initiative if they can be utilised to inform the parts that traditional media fails to reach and assuming it won't be counterproductive which is a bit of a gamble. Still no wiser as to what the formal definition of them as critical operators achieves though.
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Still no wiser as to what the formal definition of them as critical operators achieves though.
If they get the message across does it matter?


Originally Posted by lomapaseo View Post
Are not these social influencers just called Trolls?
Good one I like it
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