Why is "alex from target" so popular

Maybe that’s part of the appeal to the girls sharing the pic? Unlike rap stars and sparkly vampires, this guy is arguably attainable. The picture also has him looking down, which gives him an appearance of modesty. A good-looking, modest guy who works at the local Target. He could totally be their boyfriend!

Funny you should say that. I recently posted a Facebook article featuring some (chaste but sexy) pictures of Chris Pratt. The article had a whole spiel about how sweet, funny, and charming he was, using specific examples that illustrated his personality, which I fully admit is a significant part of his appeal to many women. Indeed, it is a significant part of his appeal to me.

But I’d be hard-pressed to think of the last time I saw a similar post of sexy girl pics that felt the need to justify the attraction based on personality. Culture is funny that way.

[Conspiracy Theory]
Coming on the heels of the recent election, I’m thinking the conservatives (or exTremists are already beginning to try to groom the public for enthusiastic adulation for the ‘regular guy’ persona – Joe the plumber, Herman the restaurant manager, George the pep squad guy who can’t pronounce nukular correctly – again. He’s not one of those smart guys or glamorous guys; he’s just a regular hard-working Alex at Target.
[\Conspiracy Theory]

–G!
Well he can’t even
run his own life
I’ll be damned
if he’ll run mine!
…–Jonathan Edwards
…*Sunshine *
…Please Find Me

Check out this Buzzfeed article: http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/the-parody-twitter-illuminati

Seems as though there are a lot of parody Twitter accounts that are monetized and they are always looking for source material. Especially on the feeds of random teens.

So you don’t have to be famous or have a lot of followers to get your posts or pics picked up by a parody (or even non parody but monetized) account. They are out there looking.

Post something innocuous or mundane at the right time - when the bigger accounts are out trolling for material - get your stuff picked up and re-tweeted or even outright stolen by someone with 3mm followers.

If it’s somewhat amusing, Everyone does their own take on it, they retweet their own take to their followers … Meme.

It’s cool to think that it’s more organic than that - there are just a lot of teens connected to each other and none of them are 21 year old men pretending to be a young woman organically posting her thoughts throughout the day. But, alas, it all comes down to money.