Anuradha ShettySep 15, 2012 11:28:16 IST
Fresh from the resounding success of his last movie, Bollywood heartthrob, Salman Khan now has his official page on Facebook up and running. Khan has become the latest to join the brigade of celebrities using the platform to connect with their fans.
Khan’s official page on Facebook will be the one-stop destination for his fans to connect, interact and engage with him. Those visiting the page will also be able to view up-to-date information about the actor’s upcoming movies, exclusive pictures, videos, as well as exclusive pictures from his private collection and a welcome video by Salman on the new official Facebook page.
In an exclusive video posted on his official page on Facebook, Khan admits to having been told by people about several of his fake profiles on the platform, asking him when he would join the social networking website.
Salman Khan on Facebook now
While there is no denying the actor’s swelling fan-following, the official page too has not been a shadow of that. At the time of writing this article, Salman Khan’s official Facebook page had 2,681,427 likes. The official page is teeming with photos of the actor, depicting both the professional and personal sides of his life. Salman Khan is on Twitter too (@BeingSalmanKhan), and here the actor has 2,686,491 followers.
Social networking is clearly growing in India as it is elsewhere in the world. The medium -- be it Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus - is used by the masses to stay in touch with their friends, colleagues and family or to make new contacts. Celebrities and public figures use social networking as a way of connecting with their supporters and admirers.
Recently, Sachin Tendulkar launched his official Facebook page for his fans from India and the rest of the world to connect with him. His fans will also have access to up-to-date information about his matches, along with details about his past achievements. The official Page also has Tendulkar’s exclusive pictures, videos, first hand reactions on the cricketing world as well as exclusive pictures from Sachin Tendulkar’s private collection.
Celebrities such as Ashton Kutcher, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton have verified profiles on Google Plus. Last year, Shahrukh Khan joined their ranks and became the first Indian celebrity to be verified on Google+.
Gujarat CM Narendra Modi was in the news recently when he became the newest joinee on Google+ Hangouts. His appearance, ahead of the assembly elections, was viewed as a crucial event. Modi interacted with select individuals and groups on the popular video chat service on Google's social networking platform on August 31.
US President Barack Obama appeared on Reddit recently for a quick Ask Me Anything (AMA) session with Reddit users.
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