Is Obama Losing His Social Media Mojo?
December 16, 2008 10:35 AM
Sure, the election’s over and it’s only natural that online buzz around the new president would fade a little now that the contest is behind us.
But who would have predicted that President-elect Barack Obama would see this big a drop in the number of videos tagged with his name on YouTube? Online trend tracker Trendrr reports that while the number of videos on YouTube tagged with “Obama” rose from 82,200 on April 18 to 396,000 on Nov. 16, the amount of videos since then has fallen dramatically. As of Dec. 7, there were 138,000 videos tagged with “Obama” on the video site, a decrease of 256,000 videos in less than a month.
So who’s taking the videos down?
Obama’s seeing a big dip in blog interest, too. By Nov. 7, the president-elect had been mentioned in 1.7 billion blog posts, a number that had fallen to about 18 million by Dec. 9, Trendrr says.
I guess it’s better to be a candidate than the incoming president when it comes to online love!
He is even competing with Santa for attention on Twitter!