More On The 1KTF Matter
As one of rap music’s fastest rising stars, Rida, 28, is new enough to music success that fans are still precious to him. This is a guy who used to shout out his cell number during performances.
1KTF is the abbreviation of One Thousand True Fans, which I previously posted about.
Writer John Scalzi (thanks, teleread), also weighed in on it from a different perspective than mine. Since Scalzi’s been pouring professional-level words onto the wires for a decade, he has the firsthand knowledge people should learn from.
The particular problem I have with this CNet interview is that the subject seems to have already broken through. I need to see someone at an earlier stage.
Are there any scholars out there who intend to study this issue? I’d really like to see several professionals — separately — scour the Net and pick some people to track over time to see if the 1KTF hypothesis has any merit. Or even what particular steps someone took to reach a level above noise on the Net.
God, please do that before some con artist comes out with a book about the “secrets” of accomplishing it!
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