samedi 2 août 2014

Facebook owes me billions for social media success

Vin Diesel: Facebook owes me billions for social media success

 Vin Diesel claims that Facebook owes me “billions” of dollars for his ability to adeptly use the popular social media platform to reach out to his fans. And because of that—his success in gaining so many followers during his “Fast and the Furious” run—the action star jokingly tells Entertainment Weekly in a new interview that he’s owed a massive sum of money.
In the interview, Diesel doesn’t just talk about money he’s “owed,” but how he got into social media in the first place, and its strong impact of Hollywood and its connection with its fans.
“What Facebook didn’t realize is something very big was about to happen, and that was — for the first time in history, and it’s kind of a fluke they didn’t see this coming — when I jumped on that page in April 2009, I started talking to people. In the realest ways,” Diesel tells Entertainment Weekly in a new interview.
“So, when I had started my page, the only person that had a million fans was Barack Obama. Because it was first-quarter 2009, and he’d just got elected as President, because of social media,” Diesel explains. “So, when I started talking to the fans, I became the No. 1 page in the world. Over Coca-Cola, over huge companies. And it was only because I said: ‘Hi, guys, I love you.’"
Vin Diesel, at 45-year-old, then talked about how famous and classic actors would’ve changed the way Hollywood operates had social media existed during their era.
“Imagine if you could’ve been a Facebook friend to Marlon Brando , or whoever your role models are. Imagine, if you were able to Facebook Elvis , and talk to him, and hear from him without the Hollywood of it all. That was the ’ Fast & Furious’ experience.”
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