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A Scientific Study Shows Lady Gaga Empowers Her Fans Via Internet


Lady Gaga is not just an entertainer; she not only helps her followers embrace differences but also lets them bind emotionally too.

According to a fascinating study, researchers at University of Missouri in the US have found that online social media gives users an outlet to forget differences and provide emotional support to others.

To understand this online celebrity-fan relationship, they chose singer Lady Gaga who enjoys more than 40 million twitter followers.

"In our study of Lady Gaga followers, we found that she uses social media not for promotion but rather as a communication tool with her fans," said Melissa Click, assistant professor of communication at University of Missouri`s college of arts and science.

"She shares personal and `insider’ information through social media and develops feelings of intimacy with her followers. By revealing her embrace of her own differences and unusual behaviours, Lady Gaga allows her followers to embrace their own differences,” Click noted.

Researchers interviewed several fans who identified themselves as gay, had eating disorders and considered themselves different or who were taunted relentlessly.

For them, Gaga instilled strength in them through her acceptance of their differences, which gave them a reason to live, said the study published in the journal "Popular Music and Society".

In addition, the social support network Lady Gaga fosters encourages her followers to be more charitable to each other, Click said.

We found that participants’ perceived relationships with Gaga affected how close they felt to her. They felt that she is the voice who celebrates their differences instead of mocking them, and this was a very positive thing,” Click added.

Researchers used skype and google chat to communicate with Gaga followers from the US, Australia, Europe, Asia and Africa.

They asked the fans how social media impacted their interest in and relationship to Gaga. Researchers also asked interviewees about their feelings toward the singer`s social activism.

We are now working on a second research that examines Gaga’s political activism and how she encourages her facebook and twitter followers to be more active in the political system,” said Click.

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turi 11th-Jan-2014 11:00 pm (UTC)
Empowers them to be cunts
a0kigahara 11th-Jan-2014 11:03 pm (UTC)
how?
splatney 12th-Jan-2014 12:27 am (UTC)
I have no idea how SHE is doing it, but it still happens.
wheresandrae 11th-Jan-2014 11:01 pm (UTC)
she creates self-important twats too
bienenkiste 11th-Jan-2014 11:10 pm (UTC)
mte tbh
troy_macclure 11th-Jan-2014 11:22 pm (UTC)
ia
pineandapple 11th-Jan-2014 11:01 pm (UTC)
Is that... Morrissey?
a0kigahara 11th-Jan-2014 11:02 pm (UTC)
yes lol
a0kigahara 11th-Jan-2014 11:01 pm (UTC)
omg!! i love that pic LMFAO
austin_mahone 11th-Jan-2014 11:02 pm (UTC)
For them, Gaga instilled strength in them through her acceptance of their differences, which gave them a reason to live

Oh.
youandeyeteewhy 11th-Jan-2014 11:03 pm (UTC)
Empowers them, yes, but not enough to support a damn album when necessary.
wheresandrae 11th-Jan-2014 11:05 pm (UTC)
lol oops
a0kigahara 11th-Jan-2014 11:07 pm (UTC)
eh.. artpop has sold 1500000 copies already
tankmachine 11th-Jan-2014 11:08 pm (UTC)
i think you accidentally added five zeros to the end of that figure
lord 11th-Jan-2014 11:19 pm (UTC)
OUCH

peggybundy 11th-Jan-2014 11:25 pm (UTC)


oop
minakuu 11th-Jan-2014 11:37 pm (UTC)
kinda sad actually, I bought my copy but many stans didn't.
saintvlas22 11th-Jan-2014 11:03 pm (UTC)
Whatever, I think that's great that she has a positive impact.

Go Gaga!

mario_06 11th-Jan-2014 11:05 pm (UTC)
She doesn't have fans... She has a cult
megswan 11th-Jan-2014 11:06 pm (UTC)
What a queeN

funhouse #stopthedramastartthemusic11th-Jan-2014 11:06 pm (UTC)
eigengrau 11th-Jan-2014 11:09 pm (UTC)
I know they aren't gonna use a shot from Mariah's iconic 1997 SNL performance in this mess

Edited at 2014-01-11 11:13 pm (UTC)
peggybundy 11th-Jan-2014 11:09 pm (UTC)
idts. she needs to get a grip tbh. this just ain't healthy~ imo.


bienenkiste 11th-Jan-2014 11:11 pm (UTC)
good lord
lord 11th-Jan-2014 11:12 pm (UTC)
Werk dat image
jordieh 11th-Jan-2014 11:15 pm (UTC)
This is sooo touching. :,)
a0kigahara 11th-Jan-2014 11:17 pm (UTC)
wait.. i don't see the problem.. this is really sweet
youandeyeteewhy 11th-Jan-2014 11:28 pm (UTC)
LOOOOOL, WUT?

Somebody run this through Google Translate and hit me up with the results.
alyssa_edwards 11th-Jan-2014 11:33 pm (UTC)
lmao
brakelightz 12th-Jan-2014 09:32 am (UTC)
your icon is perf
vanishingbee 11th-Jan-2014 11:35 pm (UTC)
it's just standard hippie dribble imo, no harm in hugging a few trees and being a flower child
2bhllywdornt2b 11th-Jan-2014 11:36 pm (UTC)
Aww that's really cute
lord 11th-Jan-2014 11:10 pm (UTC)
Dat idolatry power.

A good idol knows how to wield it properly.

Also does the good stuff for the fans like it said in the article, until something bad happens and then denial, aggressive behavior, etc happens from both parties.

Edited at 2014-01-11 11:10 pm (UTC)
anthknee 11th-Jan-2014 11:10 pm (UTC)
Scientific haha.

Good for her tho.
jordieh 11th-Jan-2014 11:11 pm (UTC)
Lmaoo, that pic. I cant.

Im still a huge fan, but I will say my obsession with gaga has properly dissipated over time. It feels good in a way. Im ok with it.

/there. I got that off my chest. Ahh.

Edited at 2014-01-11 11:14 pm (UTC)
troy_macclure 11th-Jan-2014 11:24 pm (UTC)
good for you. :)
mmbien 11th-Jan-2014 11:26 pm (UTC)
how do you feel about your gaga tattoos now jw
jordieh 12th-Jan-2014 12:04 am (UTC)
I love them. My arm one was pretty well done. Im quite proud of it tbh. I will always love them. Who knows, I may get another tattoo. Idk.

This is like my obsession with harry potter. I was madly obsessed with it for yrs. I still love hp ofc, but now ive moved on. I even got a tattoo for that as well. I still love it.

Obsessions come & go, but love neva dies.
youandeyeteewhy 11th-Jan-2014 11:30 pm (UTC)
I still love the doll's music and works but her entire persona has turned me off in so many ways. She could slay me with a performance a million times over but then she speaks and I rme so hard that I get a migraine. :(((
vanishingbee 11th-Jan-2014 11:35 pm (UTC)
I think that's normal bb, it's good to grow out of things like that
2bhllywdornt2b 11th-Jan-2014 11:44 pm (UTC)
nooooo jinny you were supposed to marry gaga :(
gorlplz 12th-Jan-2014 12:12 am (UTC)
bless you for seeing the light <3

#justice4bionic #justice4thepeesceneinthedowhatuwantvideothatwillnevergetreleased
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