Barack Obama Wins – So does CNN & Google
Congratulations to president-elect Barack Obama–the runaway winner of the 2008 presidential elections.
Congratulations to John McCain–who fought a battle he could not win and still left the stage with a speech that showed his class.
Speaking of which. Google has released a list of what users where searching, immediately after the results were in–and McCain’s speech was more sought after than Obama’s.
Here’s the top 10:
1. mccain concession speech
2. did prop 8 pass
3. mccain concedes
4. obama acceptance speech
5. california election results 2008
6. obama elected president
7. 44th president
8. california proposition 8
9. obama won
10. california secretary of state
I’m willing to bet that Google had a great night–with many folks hitting the world’s #1 search engine for their political updates.
And, if they weren’t using Google, they were certainly helping CNN.com achieve record-breaking traffic numbers. They tell us that CNN.com attracted more than 27 million unique visitors yesterday, generated more than 276 million page views and served an additional 6.7 million on-demand video streams.
But, perhaps the biggest winner was me–I got to vote in my first US presidential election AND ate a free Krispy Kreme donut afterwards! 🙂