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Oh Myyy!: There Goes The Internet Paperback – April 15, 2013
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And given to reverse-engineering everything he comes across.
So the last two-thirds of the book ends up being one of the most coherent, insightful, and accessible explanations I've ever seen on how to build and maintain a social media presence.
If you're still grappling with this social media thing, especially as part of your business, you cannot go wrong with this. Unlike your average "how to do that social media thing" book, this one's actually fun to read.
Possibly the most amazing thing about George's adventures on the web is that he's 75 years old, of the generation that is supposedly computer-illiterate or phobic. Not only that, but he writes netspeak with the best of the plugged-in kids, which makes his writing all the more entertaining. If you're reading this book hearing his voice in your head (which you will) reading phrases like "lowest common denominator of butthurt" will crack you up. Oh, excuse me, LOL.
Yes, the book contains his favorite memes and pictures, but George also writes eloquently about how the speed of the internet can catch even the most savvy net surfers in embarrassing situations, as well as how to handle trolls, the overly sensitive, and Facebook's behind-the-scenes string-pulling. I was surprised at the last part; it was a genuine learning experience for me as I maintain a Facebook page for my website and would wonder why the page stats were so out of whack.
Whether he's being an actor, an activist, or the guy who just posted the meme that made you spit coffee all over your keyboard, George Takei is, as the kids say, the man. "Oh Myyy!" is a fun, smooth read for everybody. We're all glad you listened to your husband and wrote this, Uncle George!
Then I read some more.
Now I'm being entertained and informed. Maybe not the funny ha ha that I was expecting, but something more. George Takei lets us have a little peek into his life.
He talks about the charities and causes he chooses to support, why and how he chooses them. He talks about how he went from being the guy who played Mr. Sulu to the humanitarian, spokesperson, activist.
He talks about learning how to connect with his fans and followers using the internet. The mistakes and the successes he had using the internet.
So while I purchased this assuming it was going to be funny ha ha. I am so glad I assumed wrong.
I recommend this book.
I often gripe about people giving low ratings for products based on shipping problems and the like. That has nothing to do with the product! However, in this case, I feel like if a Kindle version of a book is released, it should be tested on all available Kindle models. Or at least an e-ink version and a Fire version.
So, to break it down... Content: 4.5 stars. Format: 2 stars.
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even if your not a Trekkie you win like it even if you have never read one of his reviews here on Amazon (you gotta read the reviews ) you will still like it even if you have not... Read morePublished 2 days ago by sarah2
Very funny and interesting, NOT a Star Trek book but with lot's of insight into Mr. Takei's mindset, and lifePublished 10 days ago by avid photo 4444
Although I haven't read this book myself, I bought it for a friend who read it and absolutely loved it. George Takei is hilarious. Highly recommend.Published 3 months ago by occy2000au
Only for fans of Takei's blog. I thought it might be a bit more autobiographical. Not. And I'm not especially interested in his ramblings about septuagenarian popularity.Published 4 months ago by S. Jenson
Fun book. Worth the read. The only reason not five stars is that I read this as an ebook and his heavy usage of pictures (memes, mostly) made it difficult to get absorbed in the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
George Takei's books are not only very entertaining, they get you thinking about how much fun it would be to discuss life philosophically with him.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer