What 2011 Taught Us About Social Media: Misogynistic Crazy People Are Popular
2:56 pm, December 30th | by Hillary Reinsberg
For example, Charlie Sheen has 2 million Facebook likes, while Gabrielle Giffords has just 84,000, Frugal Dad notes. Yes — a sex-addicted, misogynistic crazy person has exponentially more “likes” than a celebrated congresswoman who amazingly survived a gunshot in the head. No one said the world is fair.
And that’s the point exactly. We’re quick to judge a person or company’s success based on their social media follower count or prowess these days, but it’s pretty important we remember how fickle a measure it is.
That being said, we can’t hate on the record-breaking 8969 tweets per second about Beyonce that occurred when she announced her pregnancy. C’mon, it’s Beyonce! But we might want to consider that the death of Osama bin Laden and the earthquake in Japan received just far less — just 5106 and 5530 tweets per second, respectively. And there’s also the most searched term of the year: Rebecca Black, the ridiculed singer of the painfully awful song “Friday.”
As you approach 2012 with worries that your follower count and Klout score aren’t high enough, just remember this.
[via Media Bistro]