Social Media and Fandom

Show Notes

Attention all pop culture enthusiasts! Have you ever felt lost in the world of social media and fandoms? Are you tired of the toxic environment that comes with being part of a fan community? Then tune in to the latest episode of Three Fates Decide. Our hosts delve into the world of the pros and cons of social media and fandoms. They explore the dark side of online communication and the impact it. Let us know what you think.

Topic: The toxicity of fandoms and social media
– Social media has made it easier for people to connect with others who share their passions, but it can quickly become toxic.
– Fandoms have evolved from exclusive fan clubs to a more inclusive and diverse community, but there are still issues with toxicity.
– Cyberbullying, online harassment, and negative comments from trolls can be hurtful to celebrities and impact their mental health.

Key Points

With the rise of the internet and social media, it is increasingly important to take a step back to protect your mental health. Otherwise you risk becoming overwhelmed by its potentially detrimental effects.

The anonymity of online activity has sadly resulted in an alarming surge of vicious attacks and aggressive behavior within fan communities. This causes many fans to abandon their beloved fandoms altogether.

The reality of the internet and social media is that they have caused a surge in online toxicity and personal attacks.

Social media can sadly be a breeding ground for toxic energy, as seen in the rise of abusive comments on pregnancy apps and boards.

The detrimental effects of cyberbullying are starkly evident in the prevalence of malicious attacks on celebrities and other public figures. This results in an ever-growing chasm between them and their devoted fanbases.

Anonymity online can lead to people using hurtful and destructive language – something they would never dream of doing in person.

Some individuals have a distorted perception of online targets. This has lead to an alarming rate of hate speech, despite these targets being real people.

Recent studies have shown that the power of positive fan communities on the Internet and social media can have a profoundly uplifting effect on those dealing with difficult times. This provides a much needed boost of compassion and encouragement.

By taking a break from social media, you can dramatically improve your mental and emotional wellbeing. Your devoted followers will eagerly await your return.


– “People have grown anonymous spines where they think that because they can be anonymous, they can say whatever they want.” – Sam

– “When it comes to toxicity, let’s be honest here. A big chunk of it is actually the other people in the fandom.” 

– “And because of this toxicity, it ruins it for people. Because these actors or whoever get attacked on the regular about everything and anything.” – Sam

– “Quite a few people…have almost like this psychological block where they don’t consider the target of their hate as being actual people.” 

– “Celebrities, they are real people with real feelings, real emotions. People have forgotten the golden rule treat others the way you want to be treated.” 

– “There is that other side of the coin where people can just feel such support from so many people, people that they don’t even know.” – Sam

​- “It’s hard to constantly see things thrown in your face. And unfortunately, if you unfriend or block, especially if it’s someone that you know in real life, people take that very personally.” – Sam

Examples of Social Media Platorms

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