Monday, May 10

Betty White on SNL

Facebook is becoming quite a force in determining pop culture. Friends are finding it relatively easy to create a movement to sway political causes, attendance at events, and entertainment choices. In the past few months alone, there have been fan waves about attending proms, supporting propositions, and artists to be featured on Glee.

Watching Betty White host SNL this past weekend made me so happy. Imagine being 88 years old and actually being begged to host a hit comedy show.

It all started a few months ago when a fan created a Facebook page asking SNL to have Betty White be a host. She had been asked a few times over the years, but had never been able to do it. She had no idea that this was happening, and honestly didn't really know anything about Facebook at that time.

Over a half a million Facebook fans later, the campaign worked and she hosted the show this past weekend to rave reviews. It was very cool to see. Her monologue was real and sincere, and her sketch with Tina Fey was one of the best of the season.

At 88, her career is still in full gear. She absolutely made "The Proposal" with Sandra Bullock watch-able. And her Super Bowl commercial with Snickers made every best-of list. Betty White is living the good life and is still very much a part of our lives.

By hosting SNL, she also proved the power of social media in influencing pop culture. This might have been about hosting SNL, just imagine what might be next.

Betty White, we love you! Facebook, we can't get enough of you!

What's your experience? Jim.

1 comment:

  1. Update: now there's a campaign on Facebook to get Betty White to host the Academy Awards. After one day, there are already over 1,500 fans. Fabulous. Jim