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George Takei joins Tumblr; social media domination complete

November 19, 2012|By Deborah Netburn
  • George Takei has joined Tumblr.
George Takei has joined Tumblr. (Tumblr )

George Takei got himself a Tumblr page this weekend, and if you find this information thrilling, you are not alone.

The page is titled "Are you talking to Meme?" and the featured post is a giant grinning Takei giving the thumbs up sign with the caption, "I tumbl. for you."

Beneath that is another caption that reads, "My nephew asked why I don’t have a Tumblr account, given my love of goofy pics. So here it is! To celebrate, I’ve paired with Tumblr and Humans of New York to help with their Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser."

With Takei's help, the fundraiser has already doubled its initial goal of $100,000.

So far, Takei's Tumblr feed has a total of 15 posts that range from pictures of Takei in Hawaii with his husband, Brad, to a picture of a man holding a sign that reads "I am a little upset" underneath the caption "Biggest riot in Canadian History."

It's goofy, surreal, and nerdy with just a touch of political activism. The first post features a bumper sticker that reads "I don't mind straight people, as long as they act gay in public." 

In other words, it's all totally in keeping with Takei's popular Facebook page. 

Takei may be best known for his portrayal of Hikaru Sulu in the original "Star Trek" television series, but in the past few years he has morphed into a social media super star. His  Facebook page has nearly 3 million likes, and his posts regularly receive tens of thousand of likes.

We're guessing it won't take Takei long to build up his Tumblr following. Most of his posts have already received more than 600 comments, and the Tumblr community is freaking out over his arrival.

As one Tumblr user wrote, "George Takei is now on Tumblr. Life = complete."

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