Just Why is George Takei So Popular on Facebook?

George Takei gets a lot of media attention. He has become a Social Media superstar. Much has been written about his rise in Social Media standings. Many articles appeared in the first quarter of last year (2012) about his rise – about a year after his Facebook page was launched. There were interviews on Forbes and lots of attention in tech circles.

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One year on and the who’s who of Social Media list Justin Bieber & Lady Gaga as two of the top celebrities with a fair amount of interaction and engagement – but one of the most talked about celebrities is George Takei.

As I was researching this, a quick search of Beiber, Gaga and Takei just look at these figures.

Fans:

  • Justin Bieber: 50.5 million
  • Lady Gaga: 54.8 million
  • George Takei:  3.3 million

Talking about this:

  • Justin Bieber: 1.1 million
  • Lady Gaga: 0.4 million
  • George Takei:  4.2 million

So, as I talked about it is not all about the likes – really 🙂 But why is he so popular?

Although he might post about serious subjects that concern him such as gay rights & race equality, promoting his books or plays most of his posts are memes, funny pics and comments – much of which is fan generated.

He and his partner take the time to listen to his audience also – driving engagement even further. Can you imagine get an image you shared with him getting shared to millions of people?

Keep it positive and fun!

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