Speaking during the New Media: New Phenomena session, the panellists dismissed any notions that they were "stars" but acknowledged they hold some sway over online readers.
The session explored the rise of social media and new media personalities, particularly among a much younger set of movers and shakers.
"I don't have political ambitions to be a parliamentarian, my presence on social media's more important... [But] I don't like to be called a star," he said.
With an ability to be sarcastic,
"We do have red lines. I have many red lines. I don't abuse people. I criticise acts, not people."
He added that in conventional media, those lines were simply "longer".
"You pass through criticism. I got called names and I got immune to those names," Hatoon said.
She added that the "hatred" almost made her stop blogging but after gaining the trust of more than 5,000 followers, she decided to carry on.
Hadoon is the writer and presenter of the
He said social media celebrities should be "positive" especially because their work "spreads around the world". Adam said one such example was his involvement in a social media campaign to rally more donors for a charity initiative recently.
Meanwhile, Saudi columnist and blogger
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