Obama’s premiere Oval Office speech last week was the worst of social media and the best of social media.
Mashable ran “Obama Speech on BP Oil Not A Hit with Facebook and Twitter Users” after taking data provided by Crimson Hexagon from “83,000 Tweets and public Facebook comments” over a nine hour shift. But taking such things into account can provide little feedback, especially when 15 percent of the poll were annoyed they missed So You Think You Can Dance and the other five questioned why so many people would anonymously make fun of the president.
But the Internet is a very fickle mistress. Remember back in 2009 on Inauguration Day, CNN reported 200,000+ status updates through Facebook Connect. Twitter reported the same day an increase in tweets-per-second and per-minute. “We’ll be analyzing this later today so that during the next massively shared global event there is no appreciable delay,” Biz Stone wrote.
So what does this mean in the grand scheme of analyzing social media?
Thanks to Obama being such an incredible topic–even to the point of Rachel Maddow giving her own version–our tweets, Facebook comments and updates can spread across social networks like wildfire and you don’t even have to worry about lag.