Fandom and the fourth wall

  • Jenna Kathryn Ballinger Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Keywords: Community management, Social media, TPTB

Abstract

I use the Teen Wolf fandom as an example to examine the ways social media has created a more complicated, nuanced relationship with fans. The collapse of the fourth wall between fans and The Powers That Be can have both positive and negative impacts, depending on the willingness of participants to maintain mutual respect and engage in meaningful dialogue.
Published
2014-09-15
Section
Symposium