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President Barack Obama speaks about Tropical Storm Isaac, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington.
The official video for Carly Rae Jepsen's ridiculous earworm "Call Me Maybe" may have 223 million views (and counting) as of now, but you'd mistaken if you thought that was the only video people were watching on YouTube.
Today, NPR's Morning Edition checked in with YouTube's trends manager, Kevin Allocca, on what else people were watching, and the answer may surprise you. Yes, people are watching "Gangnam Style" (68 million views and counting), but Allocca also told NPR's Neda Ulaby that political videos and science videos are also enormously popular.
"Just this past 30 days, we estimate that our viewers have spent more than 20 years watching Obama and Romney videos," Allocca said. "Since last April, we’ve seen close to 600,000 videos that have been posted that mention in some way one of the two candidates [Barack Obama and Mitt Romney]."
We here at the MoJoe blog can't vouch for the veracity of all 600K, but we are still partial to this (8 million and counting?).