When Fans Attack: The Perils of an Internet-Enabled Audience | TIME Ideas | TIME.com

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Article from Time about the relationship between audiences and producers. Yes, indeed, this is Reception Theory in action, folks:

All this goes to show that the relationship between those who create art and those who consume it can be a fraught one, liable to turn on a dime at the slightest misstep but difficult to reverse once it starts moving in the wrong direction. A dynamic can emerge in which fans’ love for a product turns not to indifference as the result of that product’s decline or sudden denial, but outrage.

via When Fans Attack: The Perils of an Internet-Enabled Audience | TIME Ideas | TIME.com.

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