The surprising star early in the NCAA championship game was Michigan’s back-up guard Spike Albrecht. And thanks to some hot shooting on the national stage, Albrecht became an instant celebrity on social media.
Prior to last night’s game, Albrecht was averaging just 1.8 points per game and had not scored more than seven points in a single game. But he got hot in the first half and scored 17 points, sending people on Twitter into a frenzy
During the game, the number of people following Albrecht’s Twitter account (@SpikeAlbrecht) grew from less than 4,000 prior to tip-off, to more than 19,000 by the end of the game. Here is a look at how both his Twitter followers and points grew through the night (Twitter data via Reddit)…
When YouTubeslashed views on its site back in December, celebrities paid the price.
Since then Lady Gaga is down 156 million views on YouTube.
Beyoncé and Chris Brown are also among a number of celebrities who lost views on their channels.
A month ago, the streaming site purged video views on both Universal and Sony channels by two billion.
The views weren’t fake, rather, Billboard confirmed that YouTube removed the views as part of a site clean up.
While around 1.5 million of the views were deleted through a de-spamming which accounts for videos on auto-play and pop-ups, most of the lost views came from videos that were no longer active on celebrity channels after they transitioned to a new home on VEVO.
Since YouTube and VEVO are partner sites the old YouTube videos were no longer being used by the artists on their site.