microcelebrity love

Definitions

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  • n. Celebrity on a small scale or in a specific area.
  • n. A celebrity whose fame is on a small scale or in a specific area.

Etymologies

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micro- +‎ celebrity

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  • Or microstar. But that might sound too astronomical.

    September 29, 2008

  • c_b, they're flip-flop flyin' mini-pops.

    September 27, 2008

  • Weblebrities

    September 27, 2008

  • Muddy stars? *confused*

    September 27, 2008

  • But that "-colous" part reminds me of colon.

    September 27, 2008

  • That sounds more like limicolous stars.

    September 27, 2008

  • Hmm. That's a better definition. What if microcelebrity meant thumb-sized famous people, and we could think up another cool word for that other thing? Like... limicelebrity?

    No, it looks like it sounds too citrusy.

    September 27, 2008

  • Aw, darn. I thought this referred to tiny, thumb-sized famous people.

    September 27, 2008

  • I like this term. I'd use it to describe, for example, a person who's really really well-known in a relatively small circle (not necessarily on the Web), such as a specific field of industry or academic endeavor.

    Like the guy who designed my Scottish pipe-band drumsticks. Lots of Scottish pipe-band drummers know who he is, but nobody else would.

    September 27, 2008

  • Microcelebs are those people who are well-known to a small set of folks...and nowadays we achieve this celebrity through the artifacts we leave behind on the Web.

    http://www.wired.com/techbiz/people/magazine/15-12/st_thompson#

    September 25, 2008