Celebrities are everywhere these days – but which are genuinely famous, and how do we tell? We created Who is Really Famous? an online game which sets to answer just that – by using mothers as a cultural barometer of real fame.
On Who is Really Famous? you can play a game with your mother where you are asked to select photos of at least 20 celebrities and then ask your mother whether she recognizes them. If she doesn’t recognize either their name or face, then they are not famous. End of story.
Spending time with your mother is one of the key features of the game – you have to be together to play. The answer and comments about the celebrities are recorded on the website creating a constantly updated poll of the least famous celebrities – will it be Pete Doherty, Kanye West or Katy Perry who will be the least well known? Or someone else?