I have recently joined G+ as a social network. I had never been to facebook or twitter. This is my first experience and I have liked it. Naturally initially I was recommended to add celebrities to my circle of 'following' for inspiration and learning. The site recommendedusers.com was recommended for such names.
But with few exceptions, all these 'celebrities' were disappointing to say the least. Most of them are basically interested in marketing and self-promotion. They are uploading a daily quota of pictures and other tit bits but to say the least, most of the pictures are just ordinary, much below the standard I see here from average photographers.
I don't mean the celebrities are not good, it is basically the intention to daily upload tons of pictures which is affecting their standard. With unlimited resources and ability to move all their the globe, this was not expected.
For those with followers of more than a million in most of cases, this was a big disappointment. Moreover most of time, they keep on uploading their updates of activities and movements activites.rather than concentrating on pictures or tutorials
I was so disappointed that I deleted almost all of those big names and I am surprised and happy to discover many more interesting and talented photographers there on this site.
I shared these thought a friend and he answered me as
Aamir, first you should know that most "celeb" photographers, do not even touch their own social networks big profiles... they have assistants or marketing agents who do everything for them, market them, post their updates, etc. and yes, in our digital age they must keep it that way so their followers will not get bored and have something new from their icon on a daily basis, thats how they sell and make their money...
most of good photographers do not follow "big names" on the social networks... they check their websites once in a while and thats about it... or, if they know them personally, they get the access to their Personal profiles which are locked from other users to see nor connect.