7. Digital Literacy in a Hyperconnected World

Brett Cohen the Celebrity

New York City is a hotspot for celebrity sightings, and July 27, 2012 was no different. On that hot summer afternoon, Cohen posed with nearly 300 people who wanted to take photographs with him.1 “What was it like meeting Brett?” the reporter asked the group of young women standing near New York’s Times Square. They giddily answered “fantastic” and “I love him,” with one swooning, “Let me just say he’s beautiful!” One man said, “I think he’s excellent, I think he’s absolutely awesome, I think he’s got a great future and all in the movie business and I just took a picture with him and I feel special.” The reporter questioned several people where they knew Cohen from and they ...

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