Oprah Winfrey Seeks Social Media Advice on Facebook Live

If you grew up watching Oprah Winfrey Show as a kid, and continued to do so even when you became a fully grown adult, well, this might interest you a bit.

Oprah called it a day back in May when she ended her popular Oprah Winfrey Show. However, traffic to her website dropped considerably after her show ended, which is quite obvious. The grand old lady of talk shows and informal TV interviews seems to be a tad worried about the low traffic. In order to drive more traffic her official site, she has hooked up with the good guys at Facebook who have granted her an exclusive hour of prime Facebook Live streaming. This would give access to 750 million fans that might get to watch her, ask questions about her future plans, chat with her and interact with her.

More than the attention and coverage she would get from her own fans on Facebook, she would be getting advice from the biggies of social media and social networking about how she can drive more traffic to her website. The program would take place at Facebook’s Palo Alto headquarters and would last for an hour. The live chat would begin with the audience asking questions and the hour-long chat would also include talking to Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg. You could go ahead and watch the live streaming and even take part in the chat by visiting the Facebook Live streaming location at 1:30 pm, PDT.

Some of the invitees to the event include Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn, Demand Media CEO Richard Rosenblatt, executives from Harpo, Winfrey’s TV production company, Susan Casey, editor in chief of O, the Oprah Magazine and last but not the least, Gayle King, an editor who happens to be Winfrey’s best friend. If you think Winfrey would gain from the 1 hour Facebook Live exposure, and the Q&A session with social media experts, you should go ahead and watch the event yourself. The page is already abuzz with activity! You could also take a look at a little known, and short lived Facebook beta feature which only lasted for a few hours but we happened to notice. It was about Facebook’s newsfeed that resembled Twitter’s timeline.