Obama Victory Speech Viewed More Than 7M Times on Web
More than 78 million people watched election night on U.S. TV networks, according to Nielsen. And still clips of the historic night are proving big hits on YouTube. YouTube accounted for 98% of the views of Mr. Obama’s speech of the 150-odd video-sharing sites Visible Measures keeps tabs on. President-elect Barack Obama‘s victory speech has been uploaded more than 500 times and viewed more than 7 million times on the web in the last 48 hours, according to web analytics firm Visible Measures. By comparison, Mr. Obama’s “A More Perfect Union” has been uploaded 100 times since May and recieved 7.33 million views.
I confess I have a sneaking admiration for 7-11’s “7-Election” promotion. Its a nice blend of (that which used to be called) viral and social media. I particularly like the fact it starts in store, but has digital legs also. I am also a self-confessed packaging nerd, so …
Every time you purchase a cup of coffee at 7-11 you can select from a blue Obama cup or a red McCain cup. (I wish they were giving away non-disposable cups, but there you go). Said cups becomes both a status item, a destination driver and discussion spark. Kudos to 7-11 for continuing a simple and smart program.
Oh, by the way, 7-11 claim to have called the last two elections correctly. Let’s see what happens…
PS By the way I love WFMZ’s copywriting on this: “Coffee drinkers at 7-11 are used to deciding between regular and decaf, but these days there’s another important choice to be made: Obama or McCain”. How very Ron Burgundy!
Well, in the Social Media-verse, there’s nowhere to hide. John Stewart and the Daily Show expose double talk from Karl Rove, Bill O’Reilly and Sarah Palin.
You can also watch it here.
Bristol Palin’s Boyfriend Levi Johnston on MySpace.com Levi Johnston, the father of Bristol Palin’s future baby, the daughter of Sarah has his own MySpace page. The news that Bristol was pregnant came to light on Labor Day, and was a shock to thousands of Republicans. Levi Johnston’s MySpace page describes himself as a “fucking redneck … who likes to snowboard and ride dirt bikes. But I live to play hockey. I like to go camping and hang out with the boys, do some fishing, shoot some sh*t and just f**kin’ chillin’ I guess. Ya f*ck with me I’ll kick ass.” After all the publicity, Levi Johnston’s MySpace was redacted, revealing no evidence of his previous profanity laden macho posturing. Although he admits that he is in a relationship, he still says that he wants to use MySpace “for networking or for dating.” Moreover, on the subject of possible children, he left the message, “Love kids, but not for me.” Most devastatingly, in a sharp contrast to the Palin family’s conservative views, Levi instead posts that he is an “agnostic”.