Social Media and the Stars Wars Community

You may be forgiven for thinking that Star Wars fans may not be hugely into social media as most of us imagine all their time is spent following their passion, however it seems that social media is the tool that’s bringing Star Wars fans together to share their enthusiasm, such as distributing news of the new Star Wars R2-D2 version of the Motorola Droid 2.

The recent Star Wars Celebration V convention brought together fans and at one of the events bloggers and social media experts discussed the impact of Twitter in uniting Star Wars aficionados and creating a feeling of Star Wars community, according to Denise Chow over on TechNews Daily.

Kyle Newman, the director of “Fanboys”, a film about being part of the Star Wars fan community, said that Twitter and other social media forms, were a great way of distributing information and receiving current news about subjects. As his film had a small budget, Twitter and other sites were used to promote the film online.

Meanwhile Bonnie Burton, editor of StarWars.com, said “At Lucasfilm, we try to do as much fan outreach as possible. It’s a good way to connect with us, and it’s a good way for us to connect with you.” In fact throughout the discussion Burton and others on the panel were tweeting to keep others that couldn’t be there informed. Burton also made the point that it was easier to keep in touch with people in different time zones and other countries, and described Twitter as a “great bonding experience.”

For more on this go to technewsdaily.com. What community do you feel has grown through the use of social media and microblogging sites? We’d be interested to hear your thoughts on this so please do send us your comments.