Comment on Leveraging George Takei’s Social Capital on Facebook by Ravali Reddy

George Takei’s Facebook presence has confused and awed me for a while now. I would say he pops into my newsfeed at least a few times every week, when random Facebook friends of mine share something funny that he posted. It’s really impressive that he’s managed to cultivate this following simply by sharing funny content on a regular basis. It’s not necessarily that he’s original, he’s just consistent and posts often. That having been said, I think it’s important to acknowledge the fact that Takei’s devoted following stems primarily from his celebrity. If some random person were to post random funny tidbits as often as Takei did, I think he or she would be considered annoying rather than worthy of following. What do you think?