The Fame Game

The Fame Game

Have you played The Fame Game on Twitter yet? The idea is simple: if you had 20 million followers for one day only, what would you say?  The game works like a lottery. The more people who sign up, the closer everyone gets to 20 million fans. It’s fairly new, so right now the “jackpot” is at about 7,000 fans.

Well. Yesterday, I won the Fame Game.

Fame Game Winner

@LCaitlinMiller wins about 6,500 fans for a day

Let me introduce myself officially – my name is Caitlin, and I am the Marketing Director for BestBuzz. If you’ve ever gotten a response from a comment left on our Facebook page, “Liked” a particular post, or won something from one of our giveaways, chances are, you were interacting with me.

Fame Game winner for a day

@LCaitlinMiller was the Fame Game winner for a day

As someone who lives, breathes, sleeps, and eats social media, I was all over The Fame Game from the moment I read about it on Mashable. I saw a particularly interesting opportunity to promote BestBuzz to a new, socially-savvy audience, talk about some things that interest me, and get a random sample of opinions.

Throughout the course of my 24 hours of “fame,” I asked 4-5 questions about QR codes: had anyone ever scanned one, what was the experience from it, would they scan more often if they were met with a reward? I asked about checking-in. I tweeted a random picture or two. I mentioned three of my favorite charities. I gave shout outs to a couple of my favorite blogs, and I posted a link to an amusing article. We even came up with a little contest for a chance to win a $500 AmEx gift card.

After tortuously following previous Fame winners who were relentless and spam-happy, I tried to cover the board – give people engaging content that would provide responses. Of course, a little bit of shameless self-promotion would be thrown in there, but nothing too over-the-top. I mostly tried to be myself.

So far, I’ve received over 230 mentions in less than 24 hours. (I wonder if this will have an effect on my Klout score) Although most of the mentions are positive, there was definitely a loud minority of negative tweeters (even a couple from the Fame people themselves) who put a damper on the experience.

Closing arguments? It was cool. For a day. Though, I must admit – I’m looking forward to this afternoon when my 6,000 new followers are transferred over to the next sucker.

So if you had Fame for a day, what would you tweet about? Let us know!

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