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So long, and thanks for all the fish!
How much money did Gore rake in for the few Red Herrings he offered in the Climate Reality Project?
The world may never know. But we can ask questions about the number of people that actually watched. Our own Charles the Moderator points out the disparity between the CRP Facebook page and the CRP live page.
First, the left sidebar of the Facebook page for the event, which you can see yourself here. This was captured late in hour 22:
OK, compare those numbers to the numbers showing up on the CRP live page, also captured late in hour 22, where it shows nearly 7 million as noted by an enthusiastic commenter in the social stream window.
Note the yellow highlights on the numbers for likes, tweets, and “number of views”. It does seem pretty hard to reconcile the disparity between those numbers.
As we noted last night on WUWT, that “number of views” counter never goes down, so it’s cumulative for certain. It also clicks up at a tremendous pace. It is almost as if the counter is tied into the social stream and chat stream in addition to the actual views. I wonder if it counts these each time a comment is made?
And then there’s this from the Ustream statistics page at http://www.ustream.tv/user/climatereality/info-stats on the event. First, our screencap from last night:
Now today, just as hour 23 begins:
I have no idea why the Ustream stats page for the event doesn’t reflect more views. But, like with the entire global warming issue it seems there’s a lot of uncertainty, a lot of hype, and a lot of inflated numbers. I look forward to seeing the final numbers from Ustream.
In the meantime, perhaps readers can help with this mystery.
One final note, there’s a lag in reporting of at least one day, possibly more, but going into the event, the CRP didn’t seem to have a lot of traction:
You can see the comparison for yourself here:
I’ll update this when the final numbers to Alexa come in.
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