For Facebook/Star Trek fans: Who was the speaker at the National Press Club lunch this month just broadcast on CSPAN2? Why, George Takei was the speaker.
He is surprised to find himself a celebrity again – at age 70 – a Facebook phenom with millions of followers. As a follower myself, I was interested to learn that when he first turned to Facebook, it was with a mission in mind – to educate younger generations about the WWII Japanese internment in the US. Takei grew up in a camp.
Hey, he thought, maybe use some humor to get a few people to his page. Maybe that would drive some traffic. And maybe he could toss in some advocacy for gay rights? That could help a little. Maybe.
4.9 million Facebook followers says he was right. Oh my.