Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Michael Phelps Facebook Fan Page has over a million Facebook fans - he's a Facebook phenomenon!

Michael Phelps, 8 gold medals and a million Facebook fans!

The Michael Phelps Facebook Fan page now has over a million Facebook fans and is the second largest Facebook Fan page (only Barack Obama has more).

screengrab of the Michael Phelps Facebook Fan Page (click for larger image)

There are 55,128 wall posts on the Michael Phelps Facebook Fan page and the declarations of love and admiration include:

'He's half my age but I still think he's hot"
'Chuck Norris is afraid of Michael Phelps'
'I seriously would classify him as a fish, but a very hot fish =]'

and so on.

There are also a large number of Michael Phelps Facebook groups - 'Over 500 groups for Michael Phelps':

Some of the Michael Phelps Facebook groups (click for larger image)

These Facebook groups range from standard 'I Love Michael Phelps' and 'Michael Phelps for President' type, through to more random ones like 'if we reach 1000000 Michael Phelps will be bald in the next Olympics', 'Michael Phelps is my aquatic love monkey' and 'Michael Phelps should race a shark.'

Bald Michael Phelps image from the 'if we reach 1000000 Michael Phelps will be bald in the next Olympics' Facebook Group

On top of this, Michael Phelps in an NBC TV interview Micheal Phelps claimed he has received 7600 Facebook friend requests to his personal profile.

So if you want to be big in social media get good at swimming!

Related posts:
22/06/09 List of the largest Facebook Fan Pages
21/5/08 List of the largest Facebook Fan Pages
5 ways to use Google during the Olympics
London 2012 Olympics marketing has started already

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mr. T Wants His Gold Back (from Michael Phelps)

http://navtones.com/blog.php

Anonymous said...

I reckon this will be on the list soon :)

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-look-on-Justin-BEIBERS-Face-when-he-BRAKES-HIS-LEG-VIDEO/119151508113717?ref=ts

waoooooo said...

what about my page ....

http://www.facebook.com/pages/10-reasons-why-your-computer-is-better-than-your-girlfriend/116910718345705?ref=ts