Book Review—Internet Famous: A Practical Guide to Becoming an Online Celebrity
Internet Famous: A Practical Guide to Becoming an Online Celebrity is the perfect book for those of us who dream of fame, but have absolutely no idea how to go about getting it! The author, Cameron Chapman (who you may recognize as a regular contributor to Noupe), explains all of the components of social networking in a relaxed, conversational manner that makes you think, "Hm, this isn't so complicated after all!" The book opens with a basic overview of what social media is and how it started, and then quickly moves on to why Internet fame might be desirable for everyone from business owners looking to promote a product or service to activists pushing a cause to individuals who just want to get their name out there. Chapman offers solutions for all comfort levels of participation on the internet. Whether you're willing to put it all out there or would rather keep things professional, there are options for everyone. Virtually every aspect of social media is covered, with explanations and ideas on how to use different technologies and techniques depending on your needs. While the book is an excellent resource for those new to social media promotion, it also provides plenty of insight for more experienced users. Internet Famous also covers how to develop your own social media strategy (with examples) and ideas on how to extend your online fame to the real world. The book is filled with practical advice, some real-world experiences, and all the information you need to promote yourself through social media. Currently, Internet Famous is available in ebook format from Smashwords and Amazon and retails for $5.99. The print version is due out in October.