Susan Boyle is a very unlikely candidate as a music idol and would be and has been overlooked by the traditional “all head, no tail” music industry. However, the combination of the “Britain Has Talent” show spark (British version of USA’s “American Idol” show) and the YouTube/social networking combustion chamber has led to an explosion taking her from long tail obscurity to multi-national phenomenon.
This is in response to the narrow-view mind set as put forth in books and articles such as Andrew Keen’s “The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet is Killing Our Culture.”
The social movement is often about finding the hidden gems in the mountains of rocks whether that gem is a ground-breaking innovation, game-changing idea, hard to find solution to a very difficult problem, or even a Susan Boyle.
Her’s is also a very inspiring story.