PEJ: Tiger Tops Tweets

TigerWoods.jpgAccording to the latest New Media Index from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, Tiger Woods was the subject of the most news links passed via Twitter, at 18%, barely edging President Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, which also tallied 18%. Global warming was third at 14%, followed by a story about the privacy settings for Facebook at 9% and the story of a fight by a 90-year-old Virginia veteran to keep an American flag displayed in his yard at 7%.

The most-viewed news video on YouTube was an exchange between White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and American Urban Radio reporter April Ryan, in which Ryan asked several questions about White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers’ role in the controversy over a couple that crashed a state dinner, and Gibbs told Ryan to “calm down” and compared her to his young son.