Logan Paul

 

 

 

Logan-Paul

Introduction

Logan Paul has had a tremendous impact across all social media platforms. He started his career in Vine, by making short clips which they became viral. After vine shut down he went to create Youtube videos. At the moment he’s one of the most famous Youtuber along with his brother Jake Paul. He has 15 million subscriber and it keeps growing by the minute. I chose Logan Paul because he recently had a huge controversy by posting a video of a dead body that he found in suicide forest in Japan.

Overview

  • Youtube

 

  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Facebook

Paul has had tremendous impact on Youtube which is where he makes a good amount of his money. His Youtube career has reached new peek, something that a regular Youtuber creator would not have the same opportunity. He currently has two series with Youtube Red, but they have been impacted due to the controversy that he’s in. Just like in Youtube Paul has a tremendous amount of followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Logan Paul uses these social media platform to promote his merchandise. This seems to be effective because his items are often sold out, which means that the way that he’s advertising his items is working for him.

Logan Paul has been in controversial social media influencer. He has had good moments, such doing two shows and movies with Youtube Red, but social media is a dangerous tool that people should learn how to use it properly. It’s important that the content that you’re sharing is not harmful and that is something that has affected Logan Paul. If you google his name the first thing that will pop is the suicide forest controversy. As of now Logan Paul is a controversy name and I thought it would be fitting to focus this assignment around him.

Analysis and Evaluation

Youtube

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Logan Paul moved from Ohio to Los Angeles California after the success that he had with Vine. He started of by doing daily vlogs and his content focuses around him having fun and pranking others. This has shown to be extremely popular among younger kids. As of right now Logan has 15 million subscribers and daily video pull in eight million views daily. His life is condensed in a ten minute video. Paul’s videos have different content everyday which is why kids are so drawn to his videos. His channel contains daily vlogs where he shares his life with his viewers. In 2016, Paul starred in a Youtube Red film called the thinning. On November 2017 Paul announced that there would be a sequel but that was shutdown due to the controversy that he was in.

 

Since his Youtube presence is extremely big he uses this platform to promote his merchandise. In all of his videos he wear his merch items as a way to promote his product. He also includes links with each video. This seems to work for him because his items are always sold out. In the summer of 2017, Paul released multiple videos that has been viewed more than 100 million times. This is something rare because youtube creators don’t typically make this much money. During the time when these music videos were released, Logan had a few with younger brother Jake, which now I think was all for views. There’s lot of youtube creators that clickbait for views. Click-baiting has proven to be a huge hit among the creators because they are able to trick their viewers into clicking their video by putting a catchy title that might have nothing to do with the content of the video.

On December 31, Logan uploaded a Youtube Video in suicide forest. This video had so much attention that it appear on major news such as CNN, but not for the right reason. Paul was in suicide forest in Japan and in the video he showed a dead body. People were upset about this because he showed a dead body. The audience was offended in this video because Paul kept laughing throughout the video. After the video was trending, a lot of people were angry by it because when a video trends someone from the Youtube people hand pick these video. After seeing the backlash that he was receiving Paul removed the video and not Youtube.

Logan Paul has a strong presence in Youtube, he has fifteen million subscribers, and get’s a good amount of views per video. Youtube has been an important platform for his development as a creator. This is the platform that has helped him to exceed. His daily vlogs are loved by a lot of kids due to the entertainment factor. Youtube is a great platform, but you should know the things that you’re posting because you don’t know who you might be offending and how those people will take it.

Since Logan Paul is going through a controversial issue, when you google his name the first thing that comes up is the suicide forest in Japan incident. A lot of respectable news source have talked about this issue. Other things that comes up when his name is google are some of the most popular videos that he has. Other things that come up when his name is google is his Facebook, youtube, Twitter and Instagram pages. I also found the site for his merchandice store. The pictures that I found based on the google search were from public appearances and others from photoshoot. Again what had the most headline was the event that occur in suicide forest in Japan.

Twitter
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Logan Paul is active on twitter, he has 4.14 million followers and he is following 4,716 people. His total number of tweet is 7,641. The content on his twitter includes pictures, and announcement of when he uploads in his Youtube channel. I went over a good amount of his tweets and none of them feel personal to me, they are mostly work related. His bio contains various links, it contain his Youtube, Instagram and merchandise link. Before the suicide forest incident Paul would tweet everyday, but since then has taken a break from social media. I have also noticed that he engages with his audience by retweeting and answering some of his fans twitter.  In some of his tweets he seems to be appreciative of his accomplishments. There were a few tweets in which he thanked his followers for all of the things that they helped him accomplish in 2017. Over all his twitter account is mainly for promotions, and few tweets where he thanks his followers.

Instagram                                        

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Logan Paul has 16.2 million followers on Instagram followers on Instagram. He is following 164 people and he has posted 806 pictures. His bio in instagram has a short message which is join the Logang which is what he named his fans. The other thing that he has in his bio is the link to his online merchandise. In each of the pictures that he has posted he gets an average of 2 million likes per picture. Based on the pictures that I went through I can say that he post pictures of his daily adventure. There’s a good amount of picture where logan wear his merchandise, this is self promo because people can see what he’s wearing and then he has the link to the shop on top. Logan seems to post regularly based on the quantity of pictures that are available.

Facebook

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In Facebook Logan Paul has 16 million likes in Facebook. Just like his other social media platform, Logan is active in Facebook. The content of his page includes videos promoting his merchandise. The first thing I noticed was his banner which was a picture of himself wearing his merchandise. There’s also a  shop section where you can see some of the items that he sells. He share a good amount of videos on his page. The photos that he shares are the ones that you can find on Instagram because people tend to connect the two social media platforms. Overall his Facebook page doesn’t have a lot of personal pictures or information about him, it’s mostly for promotional purposes.

Summation of my analysis

Based on the research that I made on the different social media platform that Logan Paul has, he has somewhat similar materials. His youtube contains daily vlogs. His twitter contains inspirational messages that connects to his videos. His Instagram and Facebook include pictures of his merchandise. Based on the material that he shares I can say that people are interested in the things that he’s posting. His material is not inspirational but it seems to make people happy about what they are watching. I would not say that the things that he does is something amazing but it is entertaining people.

Digital Footprint

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Since Logan Paul is going through a controversial issue, when you google his name the first thing that comes up is the suicide forest in Japan incident. A lot of respectable news source have talked about this issue. Other things that comes up when his name is google are some of the most popular videos that he has. Other things that come up when his name is google is his Facebook, youtube, Twitter and Instagram pages. I also found the site for his merchandise store. The pictures that I found based on the google search were from public appearances and others from photoshoot. Again what had the most headline was the event that occur in suicide forest in Japan.
Commendations and recommendations

Logan Paul has a well established presence across all of his social media platforms. He has a lot of video that does well at entertaining kids. He has visual across all of his social media platforms. He seems to be doing an excellent job at coming up with content that people like because his engagement is high. Just because when it comes to his videos and pictures on his social media platform is doing well it doesn’t mean that there are some things that he can improve. The first recommendation is that he should post content that is appropriate for his audience. For example, Logan viewers are mostly kids he should not be posting content that will affect these kids negatively. An example of this is when he posted the suicide forest video, there were kids that saw that and they were probably shocked by the content that they saw in the video. Another recommendation I can make is to engage more with his audience because as I was looking through his page I was not able to find any type of engagement with his audience.

 
Reference

https://twitter.com/LoganPaul

https://www.instagram.com/loganpaul/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG8rbF3g2AMX70yOd8vqIZg

https://www.facebook.com/LoganPaul/

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kim Kardashian

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Overview

Kim Kardashian

Facebook IRL: https://www.facebook.com/KimKardashian/

Kim Kardashian has total of 30 million like in facebook.

Twitter

Her twitter username is Kim Kardashian West and has 58.2 million followers and follows 129 people. Kim has 25.5k tweets and she joined twitter on March, 2009.

Instagram

On Instagram Kim has 106 million followers and she’s following 112 people. Her total number of post is 4,080 pictures

 

Analysis

Facebook

For starters Kim’s profile picture is from one of her campaign for the KKW beautyline that she launched. The header photo is just plain nude background, I think it’s because she went with a nude color scheme for her beauty line. This makes me think that this is more of a business page rather than a personal one where you document your life. Under the about me tab she has her date of birth, and the link to her website and also the link to her blog. Based on her most recent pictures, the most like one has 109k likes and based on the other pic it seems that when she post a picture of herself without a lot of clothes it generates more likes. Her page is full of pictures of herself from photoshoots, and a few family pictures. The videos that she posted are promotional one for her show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. She like 7 people’s facebook and they are her sisters, mom and E! News. Whatever kim does seems to be working for her because she has a large number of people that like and follow her page. She knows how promote both her show and beauty line on this platform. The one thing where she could improve is posting less pictures of herself without any clothes, because for a lot of people she has a perfect body and those type of statement can make others believe that she has the ideal body.

 

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Twitter

Kim’s profile picture on her twitter looks like it’s from a red carpet event. In this picture she has blonde hair while in her Facebook profile picture she has black hair. The banner image is the same one from facebook, nude color a representation of her beauty line. As we move on to her Bio, she doesn’t include much information there. The only information that’s there is the date that she joined twitter and a link to her website. Her most popular tweets are those that she post along with a picture of herself. She has some promotional pictures that doesn’t that many retweets in comparison to one of her recent pics which had 48k retweet. In her tweets she also includes videos of herself getting her makeup done and other videos are about her beauty line. Kim has a combination of tweets and retweets. All of the tweets seems to be by her, but it’s hard to know for sure because a lot of celebrity hire people to manage their social media accounts. Kim seems to be an active user in both twitter and facebook as well. Based on what I have seen people tweet her a lot and she has a good amount of retweet, but I don’t think that she actually replies to a lot of them. She mainly replied to her family tweets. The tweets that Kim retweets are the one about her beauty line. Some people shared the products that they bought from her line and others praised her. Those seems to be the type of things that she would retweet.

 

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Instagram  

Out of her two other social media account, Instagram seems to be a little bit more personal because she has a good amount of pictures with her family. Some of the pictures that she has are the same from Facebook because the two accounts are linked. For her profile picture she has the same from Facebook and the Bio in her page is a link to her website. She has a good amount of promotional pictures, some are from photoshoot, others are taken by paparazzi and there’s a good amount of family pictures.  Her most like pictures have about 3 million likes and most of her videos have about 7 million views. What I like about her page is that fact that she has the same theme for the pictures, meaning that they all have the same picture which makes the whole page look like one unit. The one thing she could improve is how she portrays herself. I don’t think that she should be taking pictures of herself half naked all the time because that might teach younger girls that Kim Kardashian has the ideal body.

 

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Conclusion

Based on all the observations that I made, it seems like Kim Kardashian is more active with her followers on twitter. My reasoning behind this is because she retweets a good amount of tweets where she’s tag. Even though she has more followers in Instagram, twitter seems to be the platform where her followers receive the most engagement. I think that her Instagram is more appealing because her twitter feed is full of retweets and then her facebook is more for business purposes, but her instagram seems to be more balanced.

 

Blog Analysis: Selena Receives Her Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, a Dream Lives on in Song

Overview

After an endless amount of search, I came across this blog written by Shirley Halperin. If I had to be honest it was the title of the blog that caught my eye, As Selena Receives Her Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, a Dream Lives on in Song. This blog describes and talks about the Iconic simple Selena is even after many years of her no longer being here with us. The blogger goes into detail on why Selena influence gained her a star on Hollywood walk of fame. https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/43439658/posts/1202606196

 

Analysis

This blog is what some may call very black and white. The blog has about 13 paragraphs that talk about some of Selena’s most vital moments in life. There is not much when it comes to the details on the actual blog or things that makes it stand out. If you choose the option to go to the article on Variety you then see more of the article. Variety is a website that you can pretty much search anything related to movies, music, awards, tech, politics and almost any artist out there. Back in the actual blog by Shirley you see in the very beginning, there’s a picture of Selena, a campaign she had done when she was very young for the Coca cola company. While in the bottom there’s a video of the actual night of the event. Selena’s family was awarded with the Hollywood walk of fame star. After the YouTube video, there are more related blogs of the actual same event that are written by other bloggers.

Content

There are no quick links to see the most popular blogs for this blogger. If I click on the actual blogger it shows me another blogs Shirley has made. All of Shirley blogs are music related in some form or another. Shirley has about 112 followers as of right now. People commenting on her blogs range but not very popular which makes sense since she only has a certain number of followers. Her other blog post is pretty much similar as the one I have chosen. The Layouts look all the same and not much to click on or view. I personally did not choose her blog for the layout I choose it because the title interested me since I’m a fan myself.

 

Conclusion

As a true Selena Fan, I believe this blog not did do much justice. It was good don’t get me wrong but it could have absolutely been better. I’m a Latina who grew up in the 90’s and in love with Selena. So, my choices would have been different and perhaps over the top when it came to presentation on my blog to tell any story regarding Selena or why she did deserve that star on Hollywood’s walk of fame. But as many of us know Selena was and still is an incredible inspiration to many female woman and artist in today’s era. I would have added more images of her and her family, YouTube videos of Selena performing and even some of her most amazing moments. I would have made my writing purple since we all know it was Selena’s favorite color. Also, I would have even added a preview of Selena’s movie to have people a chance or choice to see it, to allow people to know this is how amazing Selena was that they even made a movie about her. Above it all a link to Selena’s fan based webpage so people can have the opportunity to read and learn more about this Iconic performer taken from us to early in life.

 

My Favorite Human Being

Where do I begin explaining why she is my favorite human being? Well here goes nothing, her name is Jessica Ramos and she is my sister, my dearest friend and even mom at times. Yes, I know this sounds super cheesy, but it’s the truth. My sister and I are 4 yrs. apart and we are inseparable. She has guided me, inspired me and above it all Jessica believes in me when I don’t believe in myself.

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Jessica is so talented in so many ways. She paints, plays all different kinds of instruments and sings. When we were younger are lives was very complicated we lived in a very dysfunctional home. She used her creative mind to keep me distracted from all the negativity, physical and verbal abuse around us. I have yet meet someone that can tell a story like she can. She used her story telling ability and instrument talent to sooth my broken worried heart. Jessica made me have the powerful imagination I have today and continues to do so whenever I need it to most. Let’s just say I’m still scared to look underneath my bed.

 

 

She is my strength, my anchor, and my light at the end of my own dark and scary tunnel. She believes in all my goals and dreams, even when they seem foolish she is there to support me. The best part of it all she is the most amazing aunt to my daughter. Giving my daughter everything that I had as a child and even more. The bond between us has never been so amazin. I love reading different sisters quotes.

Sometimes a site and reminisce of all our crazy adventures while growing up. Even when we got in trouble together. I mean we have shared it all, smiles, tears, meals, a room and now best of all we share a life full of wonderful memories that don’t stop. Without her I would not be the woman I stand tall to be. She is my greatest supporter, she is my sister and my favorite human being.

The Search for Seafood

My family and I recently made a trip to New Orleans and Texas. While everyone else was worried about where we’d stay, I was more concerned about what we would eat! Now, everyone knows that Louisiana is the heart of craw-fish country, but which restaurant has the best tasting dish would be tough to find.

Upon our arrival, we went to a restaurant near the airport, Harbor Seafood and Oyster Bar. While their food was excellent in comparison to their prices, they did not have what I was looking for. I did try some delicious crab claws and Asian ribs however!

Later that night we headed to the French Quarter. While it is a nice walk to see the area, it’s not the best family spot. You sure do see some odd things and people! Amidst all the bars and their patrons, we did encounter a one of a kind pizza place called Crescent City Pizza. I had a cinnamon apple, pulled pork, and BBQ sauce pizza and my husband had a Buffalo Chicken and Mozzarella cheese pizza. Both were absolutely mouthwatering yet not what I was looking for.

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The next day we decided to revisit the French Quarter and discovered the French Market.

Finally, somewhere where any of us could choose what we wanted to eat! One of opted for an alligator sausage, another for a traditional po-boy, but I went for a seafood platter. The platter included fried oysters, fried craw-fish, and Jambalaya. It was delicious and a great way to end our day at New Orleans!

New Orleans City guide: http://www.neworleansonline.com/neworleans/fq/

The Most Random Blog I Could Find

Overview

The Random Blog (http://randomest.blogspot.com/) is exactly what it says it is. The author who goes by the name Mo, seems to be a rather private man, who simply wants to babble and occasionally make people laugh.  One of his blogs made me laugh a couple times. The blog is titled “Do Nots” (http://randomest.blogspot.com/2009/12/do-nots.html), and it outlines a few things that Mo has observed you should not do at his place of employment

Analysis

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The layout of Mo’s Blog is quite plain with a grey background, white foreground, and in large white letters at the top it states “Random Blog” over a red background. Underneath that is the slogan “does exactly what it says to the tin”. The author left very little information about themselves besides that they are Male, have been blogging since 2004, and hail from Bahrain (https://www.blogger.com/profile/01042057356029563331). This blog contains many links to previous posts they’ve made, and a link to their very complete profile description. Digging deeper I found a link to Mo’s other Blog titled: Qadam That has a completely different layout to the one described here.

The content of Mo’s blog can be quite lucid at times. The list of do nots was actually quite informative if I were to go into his profession that would certainly be a helpful hint package. Others such as the post titled: “Up Up and Away!” (http://randomest.blogspot.com/2010/10/up-up-and-away.html) was rather difficult to read and had a confusing tone.

Most of Mo’s posts are written with no visual aids or links. I found one photo, but it was not appropriate enough for this blog.  Nonetheless his writing is interesting when lucid, and funny when it’s not. I personally enjoyed his blog, and so do his audience. Mo has had 6226 profile views on  his profile alone, let alone how many others have read his blogs. The comments are either random like his posts, or positive feedback.

Overall I think the direction Mo is going with his blog is great! I enjoyed it, and would continue to do so. My only issue with his blog is there were no videos, and very few pictures! For that reason I cannot promise that I will return to this blog as in this day and age, and certainly for me, visual media is VERY important.

Gardening Indoors

As I’ve grown older I’ve realized 2 things: I don’t like sports, and I love gardening.  I simply realized this because I grew tired of sports, and then grew tired of being bored. Out of that boredom sprouted a new love! My love for gardening. My fiance was the first to interest me in it. My mother had always gardened, but probably thought it was too “girly” for her to even try to get me interested. I digress; my excitement at the discovery of my new passion was soon to be squelched by my own geography. the-village-green-covered-with-snow-woodstock-vermont-new-england-BG0704

yes the beautiful destructive power of winter killed my defenseless plants. Those who could survive in pots live on, but the rest alas… did not. But then an idea struck me. I didn’t really care all that much WHERE I grew my plants. So i decided to move my little operation into an indoor grow tent stocked with a 1500 Watt LED Light and a fan to keep my babies nice and cool from such a powerful light. Check this out to learn more about Indoor gardening! https://www.planetnatural.com/growing-indoors/

Growing plants indoors is not only a fun hobby for me, but it may also revolutionize the way we produce food, and possibly help end world hunger. With plants growing faster, stronger, and healthier without the unknown elements of the wild, the energy efficient LED growing system may change the world as we know it.