Pop Culture (also known as popular culture), by its terminology, means a culture in a particular time that are reflected or practised by a large number of people. Pop culture refers to such things as fashion tastes, slangs, music choices, culinary choices, etc, which are largely influenced by the popular art of the time.
Pop culture creates a fandom that become popular, too. Fandoms refer to social structures that are carried or supported by fans of a particular pop culture. Everyone these days belongs to a fandom. If it’s not a musician, then it’s an actor, an actress, a sportsman or an artist. Pop culture is so diverse that it exists outside the realms of entertainment.
People connect on social media and real life through their shared interests or biases in pop culture. It could be as little as their fascination over a lyric or a memory in a funny movie that resonates whenever they are in the company of someone who understands their humor.
This tweet is a unique example of a fandom.
Popular culture is one way to bridge the gap between people. Fandom is such a powerful mode of communication that people are willing to abandon other level of diversities to focus on a stronger reason why they are alike. In years to come, people are going to study communication through the rise and fall of trends in Pop culture.
But how much of a pop culture fan are you? How obsessed are you with the activities of a celebrity who excites you? How does it affect your everyday life? Does it affect your life decisions? Today, everyone has a culture they belong to. Inadvertently, they base their act and thoughts on the pedestal of the culture that fascinates them.
An Instagram post from Tnealiradio describes a facet of a fandom.
Whether in film (as used in the post above), or in music, (as used in the tweets above), directly or indirectly, we cannot avoid the wave of pop culture enthusiasts who live in the same world as we. Their obsessions and their lackadaisical reaction to aspects of popular culture ultimately influences us. This post supports this argument.
These days, we interpret most of our activities through lifestyle, and trends. It is a way to reflect values, attitudes and even morality. Most of these trends are byproducts of pop culture.