06 Jul 2010

When Will Krugman Achieve Zombie Parity?

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About twice a day I have been checking the YouTube views for the Krugman video versus the zombie interview. At first it was about 0.001%, but now it’s up to about 9%. Sorry Tom, my time advantage (2:22 vs. 8:18) is unstoppable. Resistance is futile.

(Incidentally, the YouTube views don’t catch it when people embed it in their blogs, right? If that’s right, then a ton of people have seen Tom’s video already.)

6 Responses to “When Will Krugman Achieve Zombie Parity?”

  1. mario rizzo says:

    I am sure the zombie was one of my undergraduate students this past term. He is so familiar.

  2. Jeremy says:

    Tom plugged the “zombie interview” on national T.V. It was during Judge Nap’s show on FOX. Hard to compete with that.

  3. Matt Flipago says:

    Well Krugman’s mind is easily changed. Yesterday on the Colbert Report flat out said the stimulus from WWII got us of the Depression. So if his mind can change like that, then I guess he could be moved by your videos.

  4. Gene Callahan says:

    “Incidentally, the YouTube views don’t catch it when people embed it in their blogs, right?”

    It seems to me about certain that they DO record embeds — the actually video isn’t “in” the embed blog, just some code to make it appear in a window in the blog — the viewer is always going to YouTube to fetch the actual footage.

    • bobmurphy says:

      This sounds like some a priori theorizing on your part, Gene. I totally understand what you are saying, but I’ve had a few people tell me with confidence that they knew it didn’t count embedded views. (I grant you, I don’t know why it wouldn’t, but I’ve heard this from several sources.)

      We could test it: Go ahead and embed it at your blog, and send mass emails to everyone you know with a link to your blog post. Then tell me if the View count changes much in the following two hours.

    • bobmurphy says:

      You’re right Gene. In fact you can pulldown the views and see a breakdown of where the traffic comes from.