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Ashu001
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2/28/2015 | 8:35:45 AM
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Broadway,

Do Believe me!

There is hope for Humanity even today!

If you track Twitter Followers very closely about 30%-40% of them are just automated Bots(sometimes the Numbers are even higher).

So to see such a Huge number of people speaking about Leonard Nimoy itself should tell you that these are real people who are doing the Tweeting and not some Self-publicist Organization.

After all,What does a Dead Person have to gain from Trending on Twitter?
David Wagner
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2/28/2015 | 12:02:58 AM
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@broadway0474- But the dress, it was blue and black! Or it was white and gold! this is important. :)
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2/27/2015 | 11:23:16 PM
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Ariella, that gives me hope about humanity and social media if Nimoy was trending, instead of some pop or sports star, or a dress or something. Hopefully his memory and his character live on for generations.
David Wagner
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2/27/2015 | 11:21:49 PM
Re: Nimoy extended himself to reach others
@tzubair- I think it was Nimoy that convinced William Shatner that Trekkie conventions were wonderful to do. Shatner has always had a different relationship with Star Trek than Nimoy. While both did other things, Shatner was a bigger name already when he played Kirk. And he has several more other big shows. Nimoy was so good at playing Spock, it was hard to see him as something else. Ultimately he embraced that as his legacy in a way Shatner never has. It makes it easier for him to love his fans.
David Wagner
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2/27/2015 | 11:18:20 PM
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Thanks to everyone telling me it was a nice tribute. It was a hard thing to sum up a man's life in 700 words, especially his life. I'm glad I did him some credit. 
StaceyE
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2/27/2015 | 6:27:33 PM
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Great article David. Mr. Spock has been a favorite of mine since I was very young. So glad he "lived long, and prospered"!
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2/27/2015 | 6:20:58 PM
Re: Nimoy extended himself to reach others
@David: The fact that a celebrity who's already so famous did that speaks volumes about his humility and love for the fans. I wasn't aware of his off-air life but after knowing incidents like these he's won a lot of respect.
tzubair
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2/27/2015 | 6:15:35 PM
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@David: I think the best part about Star Trek and Spock was how they will continue to inspire people for years despite it being a science fiction of the past. I can imagine my kids to sit and enjoy the series as much as I did when I first watched it.
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2/27/2015 | 5:17:14 PM
We'll miss you, Leonard
What a great tribute.  R.I.P. Spock.  
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2/27/2015 | 4:28:54 PM
Techy and Trekky
I would like to thanks David for this wonderful and emotional article. Live long and prosper.

Mr Spock, you will be missed.
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