Social Networking, Lady GaGa, and You… The times, They are a’changin…

Born This Way is Lady GaGa's third album. The last two sold 24 million copies; Born This Way debuted at iTunes at number one on a Monday morning..
She has 10,367,424 Twitter followers.
34,973,035 Facebook followers.

What is she doing right?
Good question. 
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8 thoughts on “Social Networking, Lady GaGa, and You… The times, They are a’changin…

  1. Hi Pamela! I think Lady Gaga's fame is due to her being humble and truly genuine to her fans. A person being humble and having fame has become rare these days. She is not the best singer or not even top 10 if talent was the criteria. But she has a top 3 caring spirit and that is what matters. It draws people to her and that is good thing.P.S. she is a weirdo, but so am I. LOL

  2. Love, love, love this post Pamela. Lady Gaga is a great example of standing out and enhancing her platform via social media.I'm debating on whether to self-publish my book on amazon instead of sending queries or maybe WHILE sending queries. Either way, social media has become essential for any author/artist/entertainer to get their names out there. The key is to finding a way to display your freakishness without scaring people away. I haven't found a way to do that yet ;).

  3. There's some argument about chicken and egg here: Lady G's followers helped push her to the top of the tree, but a LARGE portion of those have come about because of her fame. The big point about social media is that when she made her initial splash, people could connect with her in a way they couldn't with (for example) Madonna when she released "Lucky Star".Lady Gaga is not my cup of tea (I don't even drink tea, so maybe she's not my cup of coffee….) but I'll drink to her continued success. I believe she's earned it.

  4. Candace, the more I'm on twitter & facebook, the less alone I feel in my freakishness. I don't think it's a matter of scaring followers away. I think it's more putting yourself out there and seeing who identifies with you and finds a 'home' in your artistry. Those people are the platform you'll build upon, speak to, sell your books to.

  5. Good observation there d,I'll give you that. But she recognized it and used it and exploited it. That's something to learn from this generation behind us- they know how to manipulate technologies and exploit it for their own gain, be it gaming or endearing yourself to those who buy your books or your music. So here's my blog… what can I do to serve my readers? What can I write, express, offer to them to keep them coming back? And have them say to other readers what a great writer/blog I have? That's where LadyGaGa's brillant platform comes in: she found a niche, reached out, and arrived.

  6. I've tried to stay away from the Monsters and Gaga, but I've been very impressed with her lately (Saturday Night Live & The View). I won't lie, I have her music on my MP3 player for my gym workouts, but I haven't really given her the time of day until last week when she frequented some of my favorite TV. She is a dynasty now – and I think she's doing it right. To answer your question, I keep in touch with my fellow writers (I refuse to call them my fans) by tweeting conversations, visiting their blogs (like this great one), and sending friend requests on Facebook. I guess I'm turning into a social media ho.

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