Actor Salman Shaikh, popularly known as Mani, shared his reflections on Pakistan’s entertainment industry via social media. In his analysis, he considered both traditional and digital forms of entertainment, classifying everything as “content and controversy”.
He shared his thoughts on Instagram with photos of his childhood when he first got into the industry. He is also where his story begins.
“In the early 2000s, when I joined the fledgling private TV channel industry, writers and presenters only had to have good content to survive. The content had to be produced weekly. When it wears out, anchors no longer have a chance,” he wrote. .
Noting the evolution he’s seen over the years in gaming, “In this era, content like 10-minute attention spans, video blogs, TikTok, Snack Attacks, etc. is gone, and its ugly cousin arguement occupied. “
This is a popular sentiment today. There is a mutual acknowledgment of people’s reduced attention time, such as a confession, and an outburst of controversial or provocative content across media platforms. Everything from the most mundane to even more complex situations is making a sensation in search of viral content. That’s where money and fame come fast and easy.
Marnie said, “For ten minutes, two minutes, thirty seconds fame, content creator Don’t create (pun intended as stress) content. Controversy arises! “
He regretted that people mocked others and let others down for those seconds of fame. He mentioned that he was smart content, but he also admitted that he made fun of people in his content. “Some people have put their careers at risk because of 30-second fame,” he added.
“Should we now bury our intellect, intellect, writing skills, wit, pen, paper, keyboard, and laptop, load our typing index finger with 30 seconds of garbage, and shoot at our mouths completely disconnected from our brains?” It was a huge hit and raised questions.
“Thanks to Google Translate,” he ended his comments on the new trend of robotic Google Translate voices reading the text of memes.
Do you think he has a point?