Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Social Media Works!

Two weeks ago, when I published a post about Ella's attempts to get a response from Neil deGrasse Tyson's office, I didn't really think I'd have much chance of success.

But then one of her uncles went on a tear and made it his mission from god to get some kind of answer. He posted links to the pieces on facebook and on some forums he frequents.

Several days later, I got this e-mail:

Jeffrey Simons has left a new comment on your post "Paging Dr. Tyson": 

Dear Ella and Ms. Gardner:
I'm Jeffrey Simons, the Social Media Director for StarTalk Radio, the podcast Dr. Tyson hosts. 
Our apologies for any delay in the response -- it is not intentional.
It’s our understanding that Elizabeth is on a long vacation, from which she has not yet returned.
I am quite aware of Ella's email, and was incredibly impressed by her, as we all were.
As soon as Elizabeth is back I’m sure she will be back in touch with you.
By the way, you can also give credit to her uncle, AB, for bringing this situation to our attention... it was his post in the TexasCHLforum that caught our attention.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey Simons
StarTalk Radio
Social Media Director

Holy cow! Now I'm not even going to ask why Uncle Ty was in a forum for concealed handgun licenses or what Mr. Simons was doing looking in one. I'm just going to assume the best of everybody.

Keep your fingers crossed that this really does work out.

5 comments:

Ann in NJ said...

Ok! You are making me a convert to the power of social media. I'll keep my fingers crossed again that it all works!

Tymon Gardner said...

I still cant believe it worked!
Glad I could help.

ckh said...

Sounds great!

shrink on the couch said...

Ella's got some big guns on her side, apparently ;)

Liz @ PeaceLoveGuac said...

So cool! I hope it works out!