Right on the heels on Comic-con, today’s Kindle Daily Deal offers George Takei’s Life, the Internet and Everything books for $1.99 each. Whether you’re a fan of Takei, a Trekker, or someone who’d like to learn more about successfully navigating the internet (e.g., how and why things go viral online, how to cope with internet trolls), these books will make welcome additions to your digital library.
How did a 75-year old actor from Star Trek become a social media juggernaut? Why does everything he posts spread like wildfire across the ether, with tens or even hundreds of thousands of likes and shares? And what can other sites, celebrities and companies do to attain his stratospheric engagement levels, which hover or top 100 percent while theirs languish in the single digits?
Read about George Takei’s meteoric rise and dominance of the Internet in Oh Myyy (There Goes the Internet), published of course in electronic format.
In this groundbreaking, hilarious and informative book, Takei recounts his experiences on platforms such as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, where fans and pundits alike have crowned him King. He muses about everything from the nature of viral sharing, to the taming of Internet trolls, to why Yoda, bacon and cats are such popular memes. Takei isn’t afraid to tell it likes he sees it, and to engage the reader just as he does his legions of fans.
Both provokingly thoughtful and wickedly funny, Oh Myyy! captures and comments upon the quirky nature of our plugged-in culture. With Takei’s conversational yet authoritative style, peppered with some of his favorite images from the web, readers should be prepared to LOL, even as they can’t help but hear his words in their heads in that unmistakable, deep bass.
George Takei is the undisputed King of Facebook, with millions of fans liking, commenting and sharing his posts each week. Following on his best-selling Oh Myyy (There Goes the Internet), in this second book Takei caps another year at the top of the Internet, with more hilarious compilations and commentary on the best memes in the galaxy, covering everything from Admiral Ackbar to Siri to Grumpy Cat.
But his reign isn’t all fun and LOLs. In this groundbreaking book, Takei also chronicles the “dark side” of the Net – how he has battled the haters, spammers and trolls, and even how some of his once-loyal fans were quick to turn on him. Takei’s musings on the nature of our increasingly connected world – why people share, what it really means, and how the developing world actually gets how to use social media – is required reading for anyone trying to understand and leverage its power.
Takei has used his own vast powers as a social medialite for the good of humanity, taking on the forces of inequality and oppression both at home and in far flung lands like Putin’s Russia, proving that “Uncle George” is not just fabulously funny, but fantastically fierce.