Gossip Girl Now More Important Than the Economy


Remember when the economy was the only thing anyone could talk about and it helped push President-elect Obama — sorry, President-elect Barack Obama — to victory?

Well perhaps John McCain should have chosen Blake Lively instead of Sarah Palin as a running mate. According to Google Trends, her show Gossip Girl beats out the economy in the mind of Net-savvy Americans.

Need more evidence of the show’s absurd success in the new media world? We have it after the jump.

Three of the top stories on NYMag.com are about GG.

An episode recap was Gawker’s third most popular story yesterday.

It’s even huge in Sinapore (and Toronto).