Congratulations to cosplay goddess Alodia Gosiengfiao on becoming the first cosplayer in history to reach one million fans! To commemorate this historic milestone in geek culture, here’s an image of Alodia styled as the movie poster from The Social Network, the film that reveals the origins of Facebook.
You can easily imagine Alodia as the Mark Zuckerberg of cosplay. Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Similarly, Alodia’s influence gives cosplayers the power to share their creativity with wider audiences. She makes the cosplay world more open and connected. You don’t get to one million fans without revolutionizing cosplay.
Clay Shirky tells the story of a four-year-old girl who expects all screens to come with a mouse. I have a three-year-old godson who expects all shows to be replayable. This one-year-old baby expects all magazines to be tablets.
The next generation has no tolerance for media you can’t control. To them, passive media consumption is an alien concept.