Awesome: 1.3 million watched SOTU via Whitehouse.gov

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Awesome (via Mashable):

According to the White House blog, 1.3 million people watched U.S. President Barack Obama’sState of the Union speech live on the White House’s website — or at least on sites that embedded the official video. The White House also said that 50,000 people participated in a Q&A with officials on Facebook after the speech.

Less awesome (speaking for me only):

The Twilight Saga: New Moon red carpet event on Ustream actually had more live viewers than the State of the Union did on whitehouse.gov…

NOOOOOOOOOOO!

(Of course, we weren’t watching via WhiteHouse.gov, because we were at Tonic with DL21C [which was packed!], watching the SOTU on twelve gloriously humongous screens.)