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It's Not About the Number of Followers! youtube.com
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  • New Sep 07 2013
    Patrick Coombe @patrickcoombe Mod

    Standing ovation!  So on point. I am going to watch this with our team on Monday morning.  He is so so so right in everything he says.  Love this guy and his cool looking office.

  • New Sep 07 2013
    Ed Fry @edfryed Admin

    Love this principle, less so that it's slamming British Airways (Disclaimer: I'm a total plane geek with a lot of love for the red, white and blue...), but hey!

    What do you think? Funnily enough at the other end of the scale, I've seen tweets and shares and retweets etc. from "influential" accounts with a high number of followers make a very small dent by contrast.

    What matters? The number of followers, or the number of people who pick up a story and share it, or something else?

  • New Sep 07 2013
    Mark Traphagen @marktraphagen Mod

    Love this! I've personally witnessed this happen, where I shared something on a social network where I have a huge following and...crickets. Then some "small" user reshares it, but her share gets noticed by someone with a little bit bigger network and he reshare it and...before you know it it's blown up.

    I'm going to save this video to show to anyone who is thinking in terms of raw follower numbers.

  • New Sep 08 2013
    Boom Office Journal @Boom_Office

    well i try to watch but the isp isn't good enough here sure to try over again.

  • New Sep 08 2013
    Ondrej Hudecek @houdascom

    Gary's passion is contagius. I watch his videos when I am unmotivated and/or lazy, they are a much needed kick in the ass. Also, I wish I had 6 followers :/ Haha.

  • New Sep 09 2013
    Bill Sebald @billsebald Mod

    In this case raw numbers isn't more than just the easiest gauge, it's actually a sign of the size of your base net. I get what he's saying, and in many cases in marketing data where marketers try to hitch a wagon because its tangible, here's an instance where I'd be thrilled with a high follower count. If you have 5 followers, and one is a show runner for a talk show, you may have more with 5,000 followers. I'd work to build my followers and produce the best content. Not either/or. 

    It wasn't lost on me, but I found it a little sensational. The kind of thing that gets lots of shares :)