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Seinfeld Thanks Mark Zuckerberg For 'Comedians in Cars' Audience Jump

The comedian wrote a personal note to the Facebook founder, crediting the social media sites referrals for high traffic.

By: Sara Torvik

Published: November 10th, 2014 in Culture » TV » News

Seinfeld Thanks Mark Zuckerberg For 'Comedians in Cars' Audience Jump

Social media is becoming an increasingly important way of sharing information in the 21st century, for celebrities and non-celebrities alike. Recently Jerry Seinfeld signed up for Facebook as a user, and posted a message for the site’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg. Seinfeld thanked Zuckerberg for record traffic during the season 5 premiere of his web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. According to Seinfeld the increase in traffic was due in large part to referral traffic from Facebook.

“Dear Mark Zuckerberg,” reads his message. “I am a recent Facebook adopter. I am still learning your ways. But yesterday, our "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee" season 5 premiere went up with the best numbers of any episode we've posted, and it seems to be largely due to Facebook referral traffic. I think you might really have something here.”

Seinfeld did not share official numbers in his post but he did share a screenshot of a Facebook post from November 6 where he had linked to the season premiere. He circled a stat in red that showed that the post had been seen by over 12 million people.

The post addressed to Zuckerberg, which went up on November 7, has so far gotten 46, 255 “likes” and over a thousand comments and was also trending on Facebook this past week. Zuckerberg graciously responded to the comedian by saying “Thanks Jerry,” and welcomed him to Facebook.

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