Last Shuttle Launch Begets Twitter Phenom #trendingtopics

17 May

Wow.  The last shuttle launch.  The end of an era in spaceflight.  As the government switches over to an era of comercial spaceflight, an unlikely star is born.  Palm-Beach-bound New Yorker Stefanie Gordon snapped this photo of the Endeavour:

This 1800 Twitter-follower saw a 1000 follower increase in a few hours plus fielded calls from ABC, CNBC and the BBC.

This out-of-work event planner was quick to capitalize on her new-found social media capital and plugged her LinkedIn account.

CBS is currently monetizing the video with a pretty large 30-second ad spot.  That’s twice the length of the actual video which I think is one of the craziest ad-to-TV margins I’ve ever seen.  Check it out below and tell me in the comments what was your commercial?  Mine features Manny Pacquio’s.

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Posted by on May 17, 2011 in Uncategorized


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