I may not be the heppest cat in the bunch, but I’m not completely clueless. (Am not!)
KORI SCHULMAN, WH OFFICE OF ONLINE ENGAGEMENT: You could consume the speech in real time on whitehouse.gov, with enhanced graphics and polls and tailored information to your particular city or town and really get a personalized and unique experience. On top of that, everything was shareable so as people were engaging in the speech, they could share videos, photos, favorite lines across their social channels, not to mention the fact that you could watch live gifs of the speech if you were on tumblr.
Gifs and tumblr? What editor missed those typos?
Whatever, I’m glad everything was “shareable”. Even if so few actually took part in the “giffing” and “tumbling”:
Television viewership for President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night fell to a 15-year low, according to numbers from Nielsen.
The 1-hour, 15-minute speech drew an average of 31.7 million viewers on broadcast and cable networks, the audience tracking firm said.
The combined figure is down about 5% from last year’s State of the Union address, which clocked in at 33.3 million viewers.
This year’s count, which does not include people who streamed the event online, was the lowest since President Clinton’s final State of the Union in 2000. That speech pulled in just under 31.5 million viewers.
Nielsen’s combined tally included networks ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, Al Jazeera America, Azteca, CNN, Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel, Galavision, MSNBC, MundoFox and Univision.
Fox News Channel topped cable news ratings for the speech with about 3.5 million viewers.
Yet again, Fox News represents, while the rest of the racist media disses The Nation’s First African American President (TNFAAP).
But maybe all you young kids were streaming gifs on tumblr. Or tumbling streams on gifter. I would have preferred either to the live TV presentation. At least on the computer I can have Mature Madames open in another window. Who needs gifs when you can watch gilfs?