Facebook stopped being fun a long time ago. Once it moved out of the Mark Zuckerberg’s and into the mainstream it became more stats, trends and Internet hype than any useful online destination. Seriously, I get more laughs out of Lamebook.
Furthermore, few Internet denizens in this cowtown have taken the time to note that the only people buying into Facebook hype seem to be some shaky Russian venture capital firm. If it really was the future in media, and not just another popular website, I would have thought they could raise money from the uppercrust in this country.
Nevertheless, people in Kansas City will be the last to learn this Internet trend is dead in much the same way that Myspace pages are still active this town.
So, let’s talk leaders. Who is at the top of the social media game in Kansas City and not just paid to con advertising firms and misinformed clients on the subject. Let’s see:
– Kansas City Hottie Holly Starr has around 4,970 friends with another 3k and change on her 38 The Spot profile. Hot chicks gather buddies on line rather quickly but Holly leads nearly all Kansas City ladies with her online contacts.
– George Brett is by far one of the most popular athletes online with 4,601 Facebook friends. Maybe the fact that it’s really him on the other end contributes to his popularity, but it’s not to surprising to see his legend carries serious weight in the online world as well. Then again, I think George Brett’s poopy pants remix is what really defines his Internet presence.
– Finally, Johnny Dare leads just about everybody online with 2 facebook accounts and the second one is nearly full at 5k friends. I signed up to be his friend but haven’t heard back, I don’t mind waiting especially because I think most of the music he plays is garbage.
While these numbers seem rather impressive, let’s put them in perspective. Ashton Kutchner is making big money by selling the eyeballs of his millions of facebook fans and twitter followers and so far he’s only famous for being a really attractive dude married to an old lady AND a few crappy movies and a TV show.
So, in the final analysis: big Kansas City followings are nice but not even close to C-List Internet fame.