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@_hunger_ - What is Socially Popular?

@_hunger_ - What is Socially Popular?

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@_hunger_ – What is Socially Popular?10/28/2011Dustin Cassell
“In the forest, when the branches quarrel, the roots embrace.” - West Africa oral tradition
The primary purpose of @_hunger_ is to make ending hunger and other poverty related issues socially popular. To address this issue we first had to ask, what is socially popular? According tohttp://statistics.allfacebook.com, below is a list of the fifteen most socially popular pages on Facebook.If one extends this list even further, if our research is correct, not one charity or poverty related causewill be found in the top 500 most popular Facebook pages. McDonald's easily outranks the top 10hunger associated charities combined. We encourage people to stop and think about this for a moment.What does this say about the world in which we live? What does this say about ourselves? It is aninteresting and humbling observation to note the far-reaching hold large corporations and celebrities
 
have on our lives. Why do celebrities and corporations possess such a great fixation for us, rather thansay the 400 million children going hungry every night? Why is the greatest crisis of the past fewdecades, the famine in the Horn of Africa not on the front page of every newspaper, every day? Notingthis, @hunger has it's work cut out for it. Hunger and other poverty related issues at this time aresimply not as socially popular as say Justin Bieber, Family Guy, or even Nutella. However, we believeit can be. We believe that people in general have good intentions, want to help, and want to ensure afuture where all people have the right to live out their dreams. This is why @hunger was founded, to bring together everyone who shares this common vision, and to educate those that do not.For purposes of comparison, according to http://twitaholic.com/, the 15 most popular Twitter pages areas follows.Here we should note that Twitter is a very different type of social network in comparison to sayFaceboook or even Google+. But what about other socially popular websites like Youtube? Actually,the most watched videos on Youtube shows a similar trend,
Name of videoViews
1. Justin Bieber - Baby ft. Ludacris 647,618,3852. Lady Gaga - Bad Romance 423,222,6083. Jennifer Lopez - On The Floor 414,915,0284. Waka Waka 412,002,292

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