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Elise Moreau

Step Aside, Rebecca Black… There’s A New Video on YouTube With More Dislikes Than You!

By December 9, 2011

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It's official. Someone else has passed Rebecca Black's "Friday" music video in number of "dislikes". It's Texas Governor Rick Perry causing a riot online after he released a campaign video entitled "Strong" on December 6th, which obviously went viral soon after.

As I write this, the video has already received over 3.2 million views. About 11,000 viewers have "liked" the video and 465,000 viewers have "disliked" the video. That's pretty rough!

EDIT: A few news sources have gotten some things mixed up in terms of the "most disliked" video on YouTube and have been reporting the wrong statistics. Rebecca Black's current "Friday" video was reposted after the original was taken down, which had a lot more dislikes on it and briefly held the #1 spot for most disliked video. Although Rick Perry's video shows more dislikes as compared to the reposted Rebecca Black video, it is not the #1 most disliked video as mistakenly reported.

Comments on the video have been disabled, however the comment section on Rick Perry's YouTube profile is still open, and of course people are using it to just tear him apart.

Have you seen the campaign video yet?

In other less negative news, Facebook has started to roll out its new Timeline profile, starting in New Zealand first. If you recently upgraded, you might want to check out how to use Facebook Timeline.

Twitter has also made some massive changes all over place, including huge overhauls on the appearances of Twitter via web, Twitter mobile apps and the TweetDeck client. I'm looking forward to writing a few articles on these changes very soon.

Happy Friday!

Comments
December 10, 2011 at 8:02 am
(1) Angela says:

Em… Justin Bieber’s Baby video has 2 million dislikes…

December 10, 2011 at 9:58 am
(2) webtrends says:

Thanks for the correction! It seems that one of my sources (Huffington Post) got it mixed up.

“As has been pointed out, Justin Bieber’s “Baby” is clearly the most disliked YouTube video ever, with over 2 million dislikes. The wrong comparison was made between Black and Perry’s videos because the original “Friday” (which was briefly the most disliked video) was taken down and reposted as a new video.”

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