SOPA social media

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The blackout was an amazing opportunity to gain more followers on the Wikipedia/Wikimedia social media channels, and use those channels to really spread the message. Twitter followers for @wikipedia grew by ~10,000, and the Wikipedia Facebook page gained about 30,000 new fans. Now is the time to stay on top of the social media channels to continue to grow their followship so those tools can really be used as a way to amplify and spread messages from Wikipedia/Wikimedia.

Twitter[edit]

Jan 18-19: #Wikipediablackout, #SOPA, #PIPA

  • total mentions: 5,474,951
    • SOPA: 2,318,393
    • PIPA: 860,717
    • #wikipediablackout: 983,712
    • #factswithoutwikipedia: 504,321
    • #stopSOPA: 807,808


@wikipedia new followers:

  • Jan 16: 607
  • Jan 17: 2933
  • Jan 18: 4776
  • Jan 19: 1215
  • Jan 20: 550

Popular tweets from @wikipedia:

Tweets about Wikipedia blackout from influencers

Facebook[edit]

New likes/fans:

  • Jan 15: 1663
  • Jan 16: 2031
  • Jan 17: 5988
  • Jan 18: 12,382
  • Jan 19: 4111
  • Jan 20: 3343

Weekly totals:

  • Jan 9 - 15
    • Talking about it: 11,434 people
    • Viral Reach: 166,459 people
  • Jan 10 - 16
    • Talking about it: 13,464
    • Viral Reach: 203,804
  • Jan 11 - 17
    • Talking about it: 23,880
    • Viral Reach: 507,429
  • Jan 12 - 18
    • Talking about it: 42,252
    • Viral Reach: 1,045,364
  • Jan 13 - 19
    • Talking about it: 45,591
    • Viral Reach: 1,195,165
  • Jan 14 - 20
    • Talking about it: 47,682
    • Viral Reach: 1,245,158

Popular status updates:

YouTube[edit]

Most popular video about Wikipedia Blackout/SOPA/PIPA: The Day The LOLcats Died - #SOPA #PIPA Protest Song

Google Plus[edit]

  • Wikipedia: 703 new followers, 813 +1's
  • Wikimedia: 52 new followers, 231 +1's

Memes[edit]

Media Mentions[edit]

Media mentions

blogs in Russian (livejournal.com, vkontakte.ru, twitter, ya.ru etc)
'blog's pulse' (about the tool)