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I overheard this conversation between a group of teens girls and they were like talking about the number of "followers" that they have on tumbler . if I didn't heard wrongly , she said it was about at least 2000+ .. I believe this works the same way as facebook or so but BUT .. one girl was telling the rest how she did it .  I quote , just show a few bra straps and flash a couple of cleavage and you should see the followers counter go sky high .  
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Wow , I for one didn't know such methods exist and somebody actually "coach" how the rest howto do it . Seriously , I am amazed at how these people go to such lengths just to get these so call "online followers" , I hope they feed her ego . If you ask me for my opinion , I would rather just have a good number of quality friends then to have thousands of fake friends who are never even there for you when you needed them . Quality people is my first priority for sure with no questions asked ,but when I put myself in that teen girl's shoe , I think there are a couple of valid points to raise up . 


1) What if she is the kind of person that has low self esteem and need these "follows" to boost her spirits and confidence ? 

2) What if she is just someone that wants attention ? 

3) what if she is doing this , due to the size of her ego (character issues)


I am not sure about this but I think this seems to be a trend in social media , things ranging from facebook , tumblr , twitter and even youtube . If you ask me , I am really blessed with the number of awesome friends and watcher here that really looks out for me unconditionally. But what if you have a whole load of followers that follows you just because you did a strip tease on youtube or uploads like 20 photos of yourself a day just people to save them to their computer ( eye candy ) . I am not sure about this , what is your take on this one...

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Quantity 

OR 

Quality 









Rgds
Jeremy
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XtoxicXtheXkittenX Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Quality, definitely. Even when I was younger I wasn't like the popular girls, having 10+ friends. I only had like 4 friends. On here, I have some watchers, but not as much as most people. They watch me because They either like my art, or talk to me and like me for me. I would never post anything online of myself. For safety reasons and because I don't want watchers because they like the way I look. In my opinion, talking (Or typing in this case) is a much more efficient way to make friends than to look pretty for them.
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JeremyArts Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Quality beats quantity anytime 
I am quite a loner by nature and I have little friends
buts its ok , they are Quality :) 
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XtoxicXtheXkittenX Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly!
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JeremyArts Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
:D  !!  
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MoonKestrel Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist
I go more for quality than quantity, definitively more worth it in the end, since you can mass call on your followers to do something but you can't really connect to them since they're as moody and probably only looking for things like what made them follow you or find you (like the bra thing).
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ReuzakeX Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm all for quality. At home, I have had the hardest time finding quality friends; I have made a few, and those few are worth way more than the time I give them. These past few weeks while I was in a Greek Orthodox camp, I met some really awesome people who share the same heritage as me, and who are so similar to me. It was really great meeting all of them, and I hope that I can foster quality relationships with some of them :)
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Gossamer1357 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student General Artist
I don't have many or make friends very easily because of where I live. But when I do, they last forever *knocks on wood*.
I prefer quality over quantity. This ams question goes for knowledge as well. Do you want to know about everything, but know only the basics of ti
or do you want to know some things in more depth and detail? I choose quality over quantity in this too. Quality is the same as wisdom while quantity is the same as being smart.
Yes, they are two totally different things. I want to be wise over being smart. also I found out that in school, just because you are in an honors class doesn't mean you are smart. Its because you can keep up with your work and the pace they are heading at.
Yes, some people may be smart and love the stuff to death like I do, but again it doesn't mean anything. Most people call me smart at school and Im only in 2 level one classes while everything else is average. 
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JeremyArts Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014   Traditional Artist
Darling , in life we cant expect to have like 1000 friends
but some people just want to be more KNOWN and wants to have 1000 friends maybe more
remember , 1 good friend can surpass all those figures
its all about playing it smart and be selective of your friends


you are a smart girl outside of text book , i see alot of potential in you to do something great in future
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Gossamer1357 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student General Artist
I understand that very much Jeremy and people have to realize that at some point that quality is better than quantity.
I very much agree. And thank you very much, that means a lot to me. Im not even sure of what collage I want to go to yet!
I just will cross that bridge when I get to it and you are a great friend Jeremy. Your advice is something everyone needs to listen to and Im sure glad that I do! :)
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Truckherder Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, I know full - my photo of Mermaids (lovely bubbly ladies in swimwear with tails in a vertical tank) is one of my most popular of all time.
If I took photos of pretty women and posted them, my follower count would rocket.

I don't; that's not why I pursue my hobby


C'est la vie, though
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JeremyArts Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014   Traditional Artist
hahaha that makes sense :D
but i believe you know what to do right :) 
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Truckherder Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed; I do want to take more portraits however, people are always a popular photography subject but taken for pure titillation purposes? Not me
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Lonear94 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist
Lol knowing her past life or childhood might actually explain why she resort to that kind of stuff.

Quantity or quality of friends? Hmm, I think it depend on how you look at it. Yes having quality friends are far better than having thousand of friends that you hardly know or spend time together with but it doesn't mean that their can't never be your "quality friends". Just need some time to change from acquaintance/stranger/normal friends  to bff.  
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JeremyArts Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014   Traditional Artist
thats right ..

you cannot expect to have a bff overnight you know 
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pokemew12 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quality. I learned long ago that quantity doesn't mean anything in the longrun
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JeremyArts Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014   Traditional Artist
well guess you know what is good for you darling
quality hands down for me too 
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pokemew12 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats good!
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deluxxy Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
This is so correct, it's kinda disturbing too.
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JeremyArts Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
yes sure is 
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Beth-Z Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   General Artist
I could write an essay on this topic... it saddens me the things people do to gain "popularity". But it may be something deeper than just "wanting fame"
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JeremyArts Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
you should if you have the time , this could be a good reality check for people 
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Beth-Z Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014   General Artist
I'll post it one day.
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RazzoPolipo Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, if we speak about "social network" at a certain point not quality nor quantity matter if you are doing something just for fun. I mean, I stay here on DA only because I want to show my works, but i don't really care who will see them, I'm happy when someone likes my stuff, that's it. On FB I have only 50/60 friends more or less, almost all people that i know in real life. Having so many "friends" or "follower" for nothing is like cheat yourself.
If we see social networks as a launch point for a job without a doubt the quantity to have the ability to sell and be seen better, but this is not the case of tublr I think xD
However, if we talk about friends or people in real life is obvious that quality is the best thing, is better to have good people around you that likes you for what you are (I can say that i have only 3 friends right now, the others are just "acquaintances" :V ).
I think that in real life and on the Internet people who look for  masses at their feet are people with low self esteem or are looking for attention, as you suggested, but maybe I could be wrong of course :/

Aaaand this is what i think about all this thing, good day :battlecry:  
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JeremyArts Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
you points are valid and yeap , i do agree with you too 
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AnOptimisticSnarker Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would definitely go with quality. I would rather have a few followers made up of people I can either talk to on occasion or be best friends with over having hundreds of followers and feeling disconnected from them because I don't know if they truly like me as a person or not. That's just how I feel about the matter.
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JeremyArts Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
yes brother ... 
you are one hell of a quality friend and brother :) 
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AnOptimisticSnarker Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thank you. You are making me blush... :blush:
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JeremyArts Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
hahahahaha welcome !
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AnOptimisticSnarker Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool. B-)
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miss-alpha Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
It is lovely to surround yourself in friends, and have lovely people around you but quality is always the most important, you can find that little group of friends or that one person who you trust and treasure knowing they've got your back, quality, definitely.
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JeremyArts Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
that is right miss alpha ! quality rules !
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miss-alpha Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
YEAH!
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Thegamer499 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Quality. 
I remember when my teacher told me that good friends are better than a crowd of mindless minions. (something like that)
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JeremyArts Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
thats is really true !
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Truckherder Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Except in zombie apocalypse; aim minions at zombie horde then run other way


Problem? 
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PrinceCaeruu Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Definitely, quality.
Because true friends remember your birthday without having to rely on fb's birthday notification xD
Those are just numbers, even on art, I prefer quality over quantity :)
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JeremyArts Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
Same here dear  
QUALITY IS THE KEY
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animaloftheelements Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Quality

and its not just in social media for me. In school I only have one true friend, but she is a great friend so i dont mind at all
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JeremyArts Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
you know , having 1 good friend is better then having 100 fake friends
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animaloftheelements Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
deffinitely 
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JeremyArts Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
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Cuthillius Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definitely. I only want more followers if they care enough to be somewhat friendly.
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JeremyArts Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
i feel the same way too 
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WafflesThePsychopath Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student General Artist
I agree with you.  Quality over quantity any day.  It doesn't matter if you have 5 billion followers if they are never there for you.  Personally I'd rather have 5 quality friends than 5 billion followers.
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JeremyArts Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
SAME HERE !!! 
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Nitrocicity Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Quality over Quantity any day. I mean, you'd rather have a few really good drawings that you will always love than have stacks of 5 minute sketches that you keep wishing were better.
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JeremyArts Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
yes i agree with you too 
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hiperloid Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't understand people
As an Artist, I want people to look and recognize me for what i do and I like to do, for my personality and my sense of humor, but not for whatever I do to win more followers quickly. 

I prefer Quality over Quantity
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JeremyArts Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
you are right my friend 
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LoveyouCry Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Quality hands down.
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