Monday, December 13, 2010
The Facebook Effect
I have experienced the "Facebook Effect" first hand. As I've mentioned before in the blog, I am starting a magazine, and in the past I played a game called Warbook. How are these connected, you might ask? Well here's the deal... So I played this facebook game that essentially allows you to play with other people, not just across the country, but also other countries around the world... Anyone else on facebook who happens to play the game. Through the game I met interesting people, both in-game and on the forums. We had a lot of fun talking, fighting, etc., and to make a long story short, we became facebook friends. I was a little weary to do so at first, but I eventually came around (what's the harm, right?). Anyway, it turned out that some of these friends are actually very talented writers, and some of them are even published. When I mentioned the idea of my magazine they got about as excited as I was, and ended up helping me find MORE people to contribute. So through facebook, my magazine expanded beyond the size I would have been able to achieve had I just made some calls and posted fliers. Basically, I believe in the facebook effect. It's present in every way shape and form. There was a guy that got to dress up as a storm trooper at his wedding because he got over 10,000 people to join his facebook group. My friends, I am not even a huge Star Wars person, and I am glad to say that I was one of those 10,000 members.