I partly understand why. The backlash you get as a ‘popular poster’ can sometimes be as depressing as reading tabloids about yourself and often show the worst parts of humanity….
But I personally still read it all. All the comments, all the mentions, all @ replied on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+. I still find posts to create, add my own thoughts and share them on multiple platforms every day. I still plus one comments that people take the time to write, hangout publicly, Retweet others and follow back any person who makes any kind of effort. It doesn’t take as long as you would think it would…. Some others do too… , +Robert Scoble , and are some names that come to mind that still “take the time” even with huge audiences.
I really do think its sad that so many ‘famous people’ hire teams of people and still somehow can’t mention names directly, interact with you directly anywhere or follow you back on say Twitter. What are these teams doing all day long? If you are famous and you don’t have the time, get your PR teams to at least PRETEND to interact as you with say… an odd facebook like eh?
What do you think? Do you care if the “famous person” is really there or its just an intern / PR person? 🙂
Read more about the Takei Ghost Writer – http://www.wired.com/business/2013/06/george-takei-facebook-jokes/
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i don't know any famous people to ask.
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I would prefer if the person would actually make the posts and interact with their fans and stuff. But I understand that they're busy doing something, and they probably don't have the time to do it.
people who are curating social media posts tend to deliver content, instead of simple conversation. – it's not so bad if that's what you enjoy.
I quickly drop those accounts once I detect fake PR teams.
You're still here 🙂
amanda blain is famous the old school way. by being herself. not a team of social media experts curating her posts.
I don't have a team of people posting for me. I think you need to be real and authentic on social media if you want sustainable audiences.
And just won the internet right now with that comment.
..or fake being real good…or real fake being good ..huh ! Pretty señorita ;)…. don't know
I kinda accept most celebs don't interact and have interns doing the work. those that I follow I follow for news on them, not to connect with them and accept they're just using social media to broadcast their message.
tho it's great seeing celebs who do get it and do interact. my faves are on twitter Bruce Campbell & Stephen Fry who both make good efforts to engage with their audience as well as providing fun content.
I'll be honest, i don't really want to have a conversation with britany spears. i doubt she and I would get along 😛
, to me it's the difference between whether I'm interacting with a real person or just their ad agency…
I have to say that I don't really care. It would be cool if people did their own social media work, but I also understand the risks in not having everything vetted by PR and Legal before it goes live. So as much as I think that people should do this for themselves, it's the expectations of the broader society that I think get in the way.
engage and participate or go away, that is what I would say to any celebrity… fame may make a celebrity but it does not make them think and it doesn't necessitate that we have to respect someone just because they are famous, if anything, these days we tend to think the reverse, however, now if they have something original and interesting to say… all ears…
Would rather the Real person post in their space. Why are they here if they going to fake it?
I believe they should, in a perfect world. But tbh, I don't care too much about celebs on social media.
If they don't interact directly with their fans what's the point?! Fans don't want to talk with an intern!
I understand screening the massive replies but have someone filter them and pick some to interact with.
It's not that hard to be human.
you are another fabulous example of a super busy person with a huge audience who still takes the time ♥
those of "celebrity" status (including non-entertainment folk) need to treat themselves just like a brand. If they're going to hire a team, then that team needs to understand how to respond to [legitimate] criticism, and reward those who share and praise. If anything, the person behind the brand should be the one most involved in engaging with their audience, while the team coordinates everything else. I feel like that would be as authentic as you could get, should you need more hands than your own two to manage your social media footprint. My two cents.
Takei posts are boring he need a new team. I agree with you on his posts seem genuine and intelligent a pleasure to follow as are you keep up the good work and thank you.
I prefer not to follow a famous person's entourage. If you're not going to bother being present (even on a minimal basis), why bother?
bit disappointing about Takai to be honest, though he does a good part of it it seems :/
Others are obviously ghost writers, and not overly good ones either.
I write for myself – even when sick 🙂
I'd be interested in a rich people's social media. Maybe with a below 55 age too.
It's usually part of the deal
I don't like the George Takei profile, but I don't hold it against him. I still enjoy his cameos. I just don't care about his social media presence.
However, I have so much respect for because it's her, she takes the time to interact, and she's down to earth. Recently she popped into one of the posts from & we all pretty much squealed with delight.
Celebrities can't be everywhere & do everything, but those who actually take the effort get so much respect from me.
has great taste in music. Not only does he interact with his users when he can, but when you read his song picks he explains why he posted it.
Yes, I don't care at all what a persons publicist has to say. I only follow a person because I am interested in that person particularly.
In the end…Idc too much…I follow Kirk Douglas on MySpace and feel it is just a privilege to be on the same planet with this 95 yo guy…
She's another good one It's always a good day when stops by for a comment… 🙂
But i do find it sad that we have a handful of names really that we can mention here out of "all the famous people in the world"… 🙂
Yup, I am the only one who writes or responds or reads under my name online. I don't have a team. But, this is a pretty hard lifestyle for some if they have other parts of their life they want to focus on. I realize it's not for everyone and I realize that many just treat it as a business. I don't.
I think it's part of the celebrity life – like being seen at the "right" places or parties, they feel they have to be "seen" on social media, even if you aren't really interested.
But for people who appear to have opinions on issues or content, it would be nice to believe it was their own opinion, and not some spin they didn't even know about.
Is George Takei a famous person?
Is it possible that you'd care more about celebs on social media if you actually believed you were dealing with a human being that just happened to be promoting some of their work?
Even Reddit AMA's stink of PR firms. Something that seemed "authentic and cool" when it was new has turned into some celebrities assistant doing their "research" and writing studio-approved answers. Right before a movie release, of course.
I don't follow anyone that I think is a PR firm, but I also don't look up commercials when I'm on YouTube or go outside just to find billboards to watch.
I find it special, actually. =)
When I get upset is when there are "social media famous" people who are too important to interact.
one of the biggest reasons you made it is because you've been interacting & working the public hangouts from the beginning. That's the way it should be…and I'm not going to tag the obvious offenders. ;]
Sweet Post i just found all the good people to circle Thanks! Everyone
Sometimes I think my comments make me sound like I'm someone else, like I'm perhaps trying to be cooler or sound more knowledgable than I really am. I guess in a sense I sometimes create my own internet assistant. Maybe that's as fake as the "famous" people!
I expect "famous" people to use assistants, but if they never do their own stuff, then it's like US magazine or something (a publication that utterly bewilders me lol). I appreciate people like you that have a very real presence.
Ha well said. Also it is possible, I spose. Though not a definite.
I could imagine that it might be useful for a busy celebrity to have an intern read the majority of comment threads and pick out messages to respond to. Esp. if they were the type of celebrity who was often going to attract hateful or lewd comments.
Other than that, it's not clear why you wouldn't want to be social on social media.
I let the NSA hack into my computer and do all my social media. Much easier.
Well I didn't read the rest of the comments but you don't have to be famous to be fake. You just have to be someone who considers other peoples opinions important.
that's more of what I was referring to in my earlier comment. Just managing the activity but leaving engagement to the real person.
If I somehow became famous, I would maintain my own pages and be myself. Since I have no idea how involved it can be at different levels of fame, I cannot guarantee it would stay that way. Or, I would do AMA's and stuff when I had time. I can't imagine what fame is like to have from my perspective. It is refreshing on this side to see people we admire and value take the time to do things themselves. It seems more genuine.
is more famous than & he responds better 🙂
I think if you can't personally write Why bother letting someone else write who is to say what they could write
That's what happens when you start considering corporations as people and people as brands…
I knew it! Zulu wasn't legit. I'm probably the only legit one left 🙂
Be who it may be, to each its own!
It can be pretty obvious when celebs manage their own accounts. Yes, we can enjoy the accounts managed by an intern if they're clever, but we truly engage with the ones that answer things themselves. And they get a reward from us, true interaction from their fans.
You can see the differences every time there's a reddit AMA. Ethan Hawke recently did an outstanding effort and delivered in his flybys. It must be fun for them too when they get the genuine give and take with their fans.
Yes .. So very true .. Great quote & I totally agree ..
… I am Tooootally cool with this idea of an internet person going through it and saying take a look at this and respond… Or something in that train of thought… but thats not what goes on usually… Usually they don't respond or look at interactions ever… they are just producing content as ghost writers pretending to be the "important" person…
Its the lack of interaction i find most disturbing…