I had the weirdest dream last night. People were *really* riled up about Facebook.
Good thing that was just a dream and all those comments I saw yesterday were actually about the Ghostbusters trailer!
Seriously though - one of the more interesting balancing acts of the job is trying to take in the often opposing feedback I receive (the differences between the people who commented in public and those who emailed me after those comments started being posted was *huge*). So I'm still digesting them and, as usual, trying to come up with a way to make the various factions that make-up Idol hate me equally! :)
Idol itself is a microcosm of that interplay between opposing forces, and I think that's what makes it work so well - and what makes it so difficult to explain to someone on the outside at times. Because it's a competition. But it's a community. It's a community where bonds form in the midst of voting each other out! :)
It's a place where people share personal details about their live - often in the context of a public vote.
It's a constant shifting of where those lines can, and should be - and honestly, it's something that every single season decides where things are going to be *for them*. They have to balance those things as well, as I fine tune the bigger picture to make sure nothing gets too far out of balance.
It's this breathing, evolving thing - and it's as frustrating as it is wonderful to behold.
You might say that Idol itself is about the line between friends and rivals - and how to walk said line to the end. ;)
Which is something that the Top 10 themselves are trying to figure out.
Speaking of which - the topics are due tomorrow: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/927053.html Hope to see you all there!