The Atlantic: Raising a Social-Media Star

The Atlantic: Raising a Social-Media Star. “When then-14-year-old Jonas Bridges ran down the stairs of his Atlanta home shouting, ‘Dad, I’ve got 1,000 fans!’ his father, Rob Bridges, hardly took notice. A few days later Jonas barreled into the living room again, saying, ‘Dad, I’ve got 3,000 fans now.’ Again, his father brushed him off. Several days later, Jonas told his father, ‘I have 5,000 fans now and if I get to 10,000 I’ll get paid for it.’ Finally, Rob Bridges turned to his wife and said, ‘Denise, what the hell is he talking about?'”