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Berners-Lee Beats Obama-Pope Combo

on Sep 17 in quote of the day, social media, thought leaders posted by

It’s been almost two weeks since I began the TwitterThoughts Quote of the Day.

I’m happy to report it’s been well-received; at least traffic is up modestly, but no comments yet! :(

But looking at the traffic I noticed a spike on September 15 when I posted a quote by Tim Berners-Lee, a well-known authority figure credited with inventing the Internet. The following day, I posted a quote from a blogger who had invented a possible dialog between Barack Obama and the Pope, predicated on Barack Obama offering the Pope some social media marketing advice.

My traffic was half as much again (75 visits versus 116) on the day the Berners-Lee quote was posted as it was on the day of the Obama-Pope quote post.

What’s with that?

Is Berners-Lee more popular than Obama and the Pope combined? Or are microbloggers (as early adopters) more
interested in what Berners-Lee has to say than they are in Obama or the Pope?

Tim Berners-Lee on Wikipedia
Obama’s official website
Pope Benedict XVI on Wikipedia

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  1. I’m guessing some of the traffic you got from the Berners-Lee quote was spillover from the Large Hadron Collider start up earlier in the week. I’ve written a few posts about CERN and the collider at http://www.theendisalwaysnear.blogspot.com and got a huge amount of traffic following its startup.

    Comment by Shane — September 20, 2008 @ 4:37 pm

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