Reporting live from Hong Kong, welcome to week #1 of the Week In Famo!
The number one most dugg article of the week coming in very strong with 14,258 diggs and counting is Mr. Jon Stewart. Note the post title, Jon Stewart Annihilates Sarah Palin’s Media Surrogates…… annihilation is a story most web users want to click on:
Another Palin related story comes in 3rd with 8013 diggs….seems to be some momentum here:
Some activism enters the top 5 most dugg articles of week (not normally an easy feat). Here is a secret…… people on digg love signs. I don’t know why, they just do.
This one is a lesson in the Internet’s love of an image paired with short, creative, and juvenile text….. title = “Clintowned!”. On a personal note, I shed a tear of joy every time an animated gif cracks the top ten:
In the top 15 most dugg articles of the week 5 were related to Sarah Palin, and 8 were related to the presidential race.
All I’m saying is even if this was done in Photoshop it still got over 5,000 diggs:
Sometimes curse words will get you the NSFW label, but if done properly it can get you 4300 diggs:
Ok, moving right along to Youtube….
Fred gets the #1 most viewed clip of the week and 1,385,051 views by sucking on some helium:
In the #3 most viewed video Lars Ulrich takes a break from suing his fans to thank them. 2L2L.
On a personal note it’s always nice to see Kanye in the mix. This guys knows something about the internet… don’t sleep on Kanye!
The big winner of the week however is AtheneWins. We are not in any way promoting this kind of behavior in this class, but I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t point out that home girl is holding down 4 spots in the top 20 most viewed videos of the week, with a combine total weekly view count of 1,865,721. Her blatant appeals to hit the “subscribe” button at the beginning of every video might not be pulling in as many views as her choice of attire, but it’s an interesting tactic none the less. This could have something to do with her status as the #13 most subscribed youtube user of all time. The number one position is held by smoosh. Fred (from above) holds down the #3 spot. For some serious famo cross over check out Athene’s #1 most viewed clip (clocking in at 5,642,529 views).
And from the world of BoingBoing…..
I can’t believe Tetris stuff still plays well….. but here you go:
HOWTO Make Tetris brownies:
I also sensed a lot of nods towards internet famo of past going on with Boing Boing this week. Evidence number 1, a post on Angry Tyra…. Jamie will likely cry OLD MEME on this one…. but is the world really done hating on Tyra?
Case in point #2… a post called Security guards beat man in soccer arena, then get beat up by players, fans seems to be the modern day Battle At Kruger (currently at 36,645,085 views). You be the judge:
Evan Roth, reporting live from Hong Kong. See you next week.