Political Celebrity

The global public and media attention on political candidates
Implications - The global fame attained by US president-elect Barack Obama in 2008 was not hindered by any linguistic or cultural boundaries, indicating his status as a global celebrity. Political Celebrity is bolstered by viral online videos, parodies, and content created by candidate backers.
SCORE: 4.1
Mild Top 6 Examples: 28,185 Total Clicks Feb 08 - Aug 08
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Most Followed People on Twitter - Barack Obama is #1
SCORE: 2.7
Warm 6,924 Clicks Pub: Aug 14, 08
Most Followed People on Twitter
Barack Obama is #1
Barack Obama is the number one followed person on Twitter... surprise, surprise. It was really only a matter of time. Obama has 57,317 people following him on Twitter while he is following 59,965 people.… [More]
Obama Mosaics - Deep Zoom Obama & More
SCORE: 5.4
Warm 6,478 Clicks Pub: Jul 23, 08
Obama Mosaics
Deep Zoom Obama & More
Obama has a lot of fans making art in his honour, and photographic mosaics seem to be a favourite. Professionals and amateur fans are tinkering around with photo collaging techniques to make mosaics of… [More]
Viral Political Parodies - Hillary Clinton is Fcking Obama
SCORE: 5.3
Warm 4,621 Clicks Pub: Apr 3, 08
Viral Political Parodies
Hillary Clinton is Fcking Obama
Oh my God! This is so damn funny and cleverly edited. First we had Sarah Silverman fcking Matt Damon. Then we had Jimmy Kimmel fcking Ben Affleck. Now it's Hillary's turn to fck Obama! The parody was… [More]
Viral Political Pranks - Barack Obama Rolling (Like Rick Rolling)
SCORE: 3.8
Mild 4,356 Clicks Pub: Aug 12, 08
Viral Political Pranks
Barack Obama Rolling (Like Rick Rolling)
Brilliant, childish and spreading across like wild fire on the internet is this viral Barack Obama version of the infamous "Rick Roll" prank. It is one of the stand out election videos at the moment. To… [More]
Candidates That Fight Back - Obama Snaps, Threatens to 'Go Gangster' (SPOOF)
SCORE: 3.9
Untested 3,110 Clicks Pub: Aug 7, 08
Candidates That Fight Back
Obama Snaps, Threatens to 'Go Gangster' (SPOOF)
In this SPOOF video, Obama snaps and threatened to ‘go gangster’ on a heckler. Well done, BarelyPolitical... Here's how it rolls: Obama kicks off his rant, “Hold on everybody… young man, there’s… [More]
Musical Obama Speech Mash-Up II - "Hope Changes Everything"
SCORE: 3.4
Untested 2,696 Clicks Pub: Feb 20, 08
Musical Obama Speech Mash-Up II
"Hope Changes Everything"
Following closely on the heels of the wildly popular "Yes We Can" video is another musical mash-up of Barack Obama's speeches, this one titled, "Hope Changes Everything." It features a video montage… [More]