Social networking is something that means totally different things to people of different ages. For example, the average adult Daily Mail reader knows that it's just a tool to help children get stalked and molested by dangerous paedophile beasts.
For the average 14-year-old girl, it’s just a chance to post bulletins telling your friends what dead animal your cat dragged through the kitchen door. Of course, websites like Facebook and MySpace are usually used in other ways, like to add us to their profiles as friends even though we've never met them. And, yes sexibexi4369 if you're reading, we do know you're a bloke anyway. However, musicians favour social networking for gaining publicity and it’s a well-known fact that pikey pied-faced Lily Allen has been doing this for ages. But now it seems like she's stepping out the virtual world and onto television. God help us all.
As we reported this week, Australian midget Kylie Minogue is getting her own MySpace-style social networking application thing where all her young fans and for those who should know better can spend all day conversing with each other about nothing but Kylie Minogue. Cutting edge? Groundbreaking? Hardly.
That's because three-nippled munchkin Lily Allen has been at this social networking lark for longer than we care to remember. To an extent, we guess, Lily is like the Godfather of social networking. She’ll try and add you as a friend on MySpace, even though you don’t want her company. And it's thanks to Lily Allen's vast experience at titting about on MySpace that she's been given her own TV show.
While obviously not quite good enough to get onto any of the proper BBC channels, Lily Allen's show will be broadcast on BBC Three and based around how good she is at social networking. How so? Here's how the show has been described:
“The audience will be made up entirely of Allen's online friends, while viewers will present parts of the show and put questions to celebrity guests.”
Will Lily Allen's MySpace pals all be from London? Probably, since we don’t expect there to be a budget to fly in people from around the world just because they clicked a mouse on a website once. But, despite our misgivings, we have to congratulate Lily on her builder-style work ethic. She's got her own show, but it sounds like she's getting others to do all the work for her. Genius.
”I'm so excited… it's something I intend to have lots of fun with and I have some great ideas."
Maybe one of Lily Allen's 'great ideas' involves doing that trick where she transforms into a bag again. Or maybe not. Or maybe one of her great ideas is to follow the glittering career of the last great female BBC chat-show host – Davina McCall. So one series and then some adverts for hair-dye, then.