Social media websites, like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, are quickly become must-have communication channels for everyone. Small businesses, big businesses, individuals, you name it - updating statuses and tweeting updates is the new way to connect to friends and colleagues.
And for talk show hosts, it's a way to easily and creatively connect with fans. If you're on social media and want to find your favorite daytime talk show hosts and shows on social, here's a list to help you get started:
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With more than 14 million followers and nearly 7,000 tweets (as of late October 2012), DeGeneres holds the crown for top talk show Tweeter online. Find her at @TheEllenShow. DeGeneres keeps her tweets open and in-the-moment, which is probably why she has so many followers. Find her on Facebook
, where she carries on a similar conversation, but under the guise of her hit talk show.
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Brand new to daytime talk television, host Katie Couric is kickin' it socially. Her page has half a million followers (join the throng at @katiecouric) and is growing. She calls herself a "single mom, talk show host," and her tweets reflect her desire to interview - many questions for her followers and many opportunities to share your opinion. She has nearly 100,000 likes on her Facebook page
, but status updates are almost exclusively about the show and less about Katie having a conversation with you.
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Find THE Sara Gilbert, host of The Talk
on Twitter at @THESaraGilbert. The host has more than 280,000 followers and tweets a lot about the show. But she also talks about her personal life and personal observations. She also uses a lot of quick text language, showing her versatility for the medium. Over on Facebook, Gilbert is hard to find. Can you find her anywhere?