White and Nerdy

Al Yankovic’s latest song, White and Nerdy, is all over the blogs, obviously hitting a key demorgraphic. AOL pulled the ‘World Premiere’ as it had been leaked online already – there’s currently 21 entries on YouTube for the same video. By looking at the viral video charts today, 2 of the YouTube versions actually have higher links than the ‘official’ one on MySpace.

The video chart itself is interesting in that it often shows up the multiple versions of a single piece of content often on different netowrking sites, so you see stuff being popular on YouTube, then MySpace, then Google video, rolling in waves across the networks and back as different ‘groups’ get hold of them. Some one far better at coding than I could do some cool things with the data, showing the trends across the sites.

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