Similar to ethnocentrism, where one knowingly or unknowingly sets their own ethnic background as the standard, audience-centrism brings the characteristics of one’s own construable ecology of information to the forefront of public interaction.
- the belief in the inherent representativity of one’s own audience or following.
- a tendency to view the general public from the perspective of one’s own audience or following.
- A set of expectations placed on one’s own audience or following, often based on the belief and tendency above.
Audience-centrism is an obvious idea, but so is the idea that different people have different cultures. Both ideas involve a ‘surrounding’ or an immersion, and it is this immersion that creates a type of blindness of familiarity (fish/water), fostering absurd behaviors and assumptions.
Though often subtle, audience-centrism It is one of the fatal flaws of SM. I always see examples, so I might start to collect them in this post if I think of it.
6/8/2018 – I forgot about this thread, I’ve seen a few instances, here’s one: