Everyone knows Oprah, either by her show or by her massive amount of money or even by launching her own T.V network, OWN. Oprah was born and raised by a single mother in a very rural area in Mississippi, where she had a very traumatic childhood growing up, twenty something years later she then moved to Baltimore where she began to host her first television ‘chat’ show People Are Talking. Afterward, she then moved to Chicago to host her own morning show which we all know is the Oprah Winfrey Show. She landed many important roles in great movies such as, The Color Purple, The Butler, Selma, Beloved, The Great Debaters, and many more. She also produced many movies as well. Creating her own T.V. network, having her own talk show, and also gaining ownership of ABC, soon gave her the millions of dollars she has now. Making her one of the richest women in the world. Several assessments rank her as the most influential woman in the world. In 2013, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by former President Barack Obama and on top of everything else she has honorary doctorate degrees from Duke and Harvard.
Social Media Overview:
Analysis and Evaluation
Oprah’s Twitter is very active. She has many promotional tweets, giving shout outs to all her shows, and her T.V. network. In addition to the network she also has her newest movie A Wrinkle in Time posted there. Much like other celebrities, she has a an enormous following with 41.4M and like many famous people she follows very selected few, more specifically 289, selected few. Oprah is a person who truly cares about social justice problems and it shows on her twitter.
Her tweets are at times topics that are ‘hot’ on the news. For example, her being on the front of Time Magazine, the massive fire in California followed by the mudslide. Another thing I have noticed that other then the ‘hot’ topics she also tweets things like winning the Golden Globes.
All in All, Oprahs twitter is very active. It also shows how caring she is on certain topics and of course a whole lot of promotion.
Oprah’s Instagram Is full of vlog like videos that are about what’s going on in her on the daily. In fact she has more videos on Instagram than actual pictures. On this account she has 12.5M followers and she is following 0 people. Unlike her Twitter, her following is smaller than Twitter, which makes me think that she uses Twitter much more than Instagram. Her most liked post has 4M likes and it was a video of her commenting about the mudslide that happened in California. Her post also vary on the days. So she posted yesterday but the post before was five days ago. So they are not as consistent as her Twitter.
Facebook tends to be the social media platform that famous people tend to neglect the most. When going into her page the last thing that was posted was dated back a week or so. Much like her other accounts she has a quiet large following, coming in with 11,611,828. and 11,986,108 likes on her facebook page. Oprah set up her page so that it’ll be as consistent with everything on there will be cohesive. From her pictures it seems that she is very welcoming because she has tons of pictures with friends and family over her house. She also has in her about page all the different social medias she is on, and also her T.V. schedule.
Oprah’s youtube channel is in fact hers however its actual a channel for her T.V. network OWN. She has about 1.6M subscribers and even though this channel doesn’t really show any content with her doing things like a vlog or like her Instagram. Her videos vary from the different shows she has on her network. Each show has its own playlist with short videos of the different episodes. This Youtube channel was first created back in January of 2006, and from there her views have gone straight up. She also shouts out several famous celebrities she has more than likely worked with.
Summation of Analysis
Oprah Winfrey is indeed someone to look up to. She is very inspirational, a role model , someone who cares for important topics, and stands up for what she thinks is right. She is all about spreading love, and knowledge. Creative and boss like, she stands among the powerful people in her industry like an equal. She does all this through the art of acting. Besides the acting and producing, she goes on tv with messages of hope to those who don’t have much of it left. Not only is Oprah one of the most influential women in the world but she also uses that to spread news and helps those who need help. I mean she was awarded the medal of freedom from our former President Barak Obama because of all the great things she has done, things that inspire others. Her social media shows all that and more. And if you really look deeper into her Instagram and Twitter you can really see what she does, and say really do matter and it really does make a difference in how people react.
It doesn’t take a huge google search to find out information about Oprah Winfrey. Google, right away tells you everything you need to know about her. Like where she was born, when she was born, her net worth, her husband, and the latest news about her. One of the first things you see on Google is a whole page about her on Wikipedia. Which we all know has all the quick info on Oprah, whether it’s correct information or not. When you keep scrolling it shows you what her ‘top stories’ are. For example, the Golden Globe that she won a week ago or so, and how people really think she should run for President of the United States. Another thing that pops up is her website, http://www.oprah.com, and further more more sites about her bio. And lastly of course all her social medias, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube channel.
Conclusions: commendations &recommendations
Looking into Oprah’s social medias and her digital foot print, honestly one can really say Oprah is a Wonderful human being filled with loads of talent and heart. She is a great benefactor, philanthropist, and is a woman with vision, and power. All her hard work and time is spent on showing the world what having power, and money can do in a positive way. Her social media, also shows us that you really can do anything. Reading up on her struggle to get where she came from was truly inspiring and above all great! However, if I were to give her some advice is to be more equal on all her social medias. And I get that she doesn’t manage all of them but perhaps if she is more consistent on all her platforms she could possible get more followers. All in all she one of the popular women on the web, who has the connections of a lifetime.