Sunday, January 04, 2015

Review: Oh Myyy!!

Oh Myyy!! is George Takei's how-to book about how to use Social Media if you're a celebrity. It's short, and rather than talk about how to become famous prior to social media's existence, it discusses his experience using Twitter and Facebook, and the various tools he uses to keep his audience engaged.

If you follow Takei on Facebook or Twitter, you'll see that the best thing about following him is that he reshares many photos and memes that are funny and interesting. The sprinkles those throughout the book, and most of them are indeed at least amusing.

The stories about how he uses social media to promote his causes (LGBT rights, as well as other Asian American rights) are entertaining and interesting. Keeping his audience engaged seemed to take quite a bit of work, as he had to preschedule Facebook wall posts sometimes days in advance, as well as having to turn down many requests from folks asking for help. He even mentions having to had to hire an intern to manage those requests and curate them.

As an airplane read it was breezy and entertaining, and you can't ask for much more out of it.

Mildly recommended.
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