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Oh Myyy! - There Goes The Internet (Life, the Internet and Everything Book 1) by [Takei, George]
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About the Author

George Hosato Takei (April 20, 1937) is an American actor and author, best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek. He also portrayed the character in 6 Star Trek feature films and in an episode of Star Trek: Voyager. He is a proponent of gay rights and active in state and local politics as well as continuing his acting career. He has won several awards and accolades in his work on human rights and Japanese–American relations, including his work with the Japanese American National Museum.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6347 KB
  • Print Length: 246 pages
  • Publisher: Oh Myyy! Limited Liability Company; 1 edition (21 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AHP5NY6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 54 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #238,911 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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George Takei, once known only for his role as Sulu on the original Star Trek series, tells us about his presence on the Internet. This primarily concerns his Facebook page, although he also discusses his use of Twitter and YouTube. There are three kinds of things to learn from the book.

First, it discusses what George Takei is up to lately. He writes about his life with his husband Brad and his involvement as a gay activist in the marriage equality issue. There is some Star Trek content, but a great deal more about the play he is helping to produce about the internment of Japanese-Americans during the Second World War. Particularly for someone in his seventies, George has an active and busy life.

The second type of information available in the book is more directly concerned with Facebook. George talks about his experiences, both before and after he earned an "in" with their engineers. We learn a few things about how Facebook algorithms decide what to include in our newsfeeds. George also has suggestions about timing posts, selecting the best format, and making one's language consistent and distinctive.

The primary focus of the book, though, is how all of this comes together in George's online presence. He discusses how he learns of new events, how reliable online information is and isn't, and the role his fans play in giving him feedback about his online behavior. He faces daily decisions about what to pass on, how to comment, and how much "Takei" to include with the humor. He sees himself as building and maintaining an online community. Certain communication techniques, content selection strategies, and rules for his own behavior have proven helpful in this effort. There have been some mistakes, too.
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George Takei always held a fond spot in my heart, as a huge Star Trek fan. And then I happened across his glorious hilarious facebook self, and he became a daily fixture ever since. This book utterly captures the spirit of our generation and social media from what once would have seemed the most unlikely source.
George Takei is the cheeky, naughty, double-entendre speaking gay uncle we all wish desperately we had, and his hilarious, intelligent words really are the spirit of the essence of Facebook

This book and George himself is an utter gem... Totally priceless and impossible not to pay attention to.

10/10
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I'm not a massive Trek fan though I enjoyed the shows well enough in their day. This is a collection of essays on various subjects, largely about how he ended up with one of the most popular pages on facebook. He has a nice sense of fun and doesn't take himself too seriously. The last part is nice insight into how to become a hit on social media delivered in Takei's witty style. Very enjoyable.
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Light hearted, amusing, and worth your time. George has an excellent grasp of how to use the Internet and get the most from it. He is a charming and witty man, and this book is an enjoyable enough read.
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As I follow George on facebook I'd thought I'd give this a punt. Well worth the money, a great book to dip in and out when you have a spare few minutes or so as he's written it as a series of essays which are very funny and he gives thanks for the help he's has in keeping up with his followers and particularly thanks his husband quite often which I think is great as who reads the dedications when you're in a hurry to get to the first chapter or the acknowledgements at the end. And yes, every time I read the words "Oh myyy" I read them in George's voice :-D which makes reading this even funnier - laugh out loud or chuckle this is a great little read.
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By Kev Partner VINE VOICE on 13 Jan. 2014
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Uncle George, you're a naughty boy - which makes this the most enjoyable guide to social media I've ever read. And don't let the light hearted tone put you off, there's plenty of solid stuff in here. Particularly if you want to build up your Facebook audience, George's observations are extremely useful - even if you aren't a film and TV star.
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This book provides very interesting insights into using social media as a communications tool, as well as being filled with humor and candor. I have put some of the ideas about social media into use at work, where they have proved to be quite useful. Thanks, Uncle George!
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I loved this book! It showed me a side of George I hadn't met before. I have been a follower of his Facebook page for some time and I like and share a lot. What a lovely soul he is! All the best to him, Brad and the interns.
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