Brainpower: Miley tops Syria, but by how much?

|Gabie Kur

We know, you’re sick of hearing about Miley and her controversial dance moves at MTV’s VMAs. But, we decided to dig into our data anyway and see just how viral her “twerking” performance was.


Globally, there were almost 2.5 times as many available stories on Syria as there were on Miley Cyrus. Yet consumption of those Miley stories outpaced Syria by a factor of 8-to-1. And in the United States? 12-to-1!

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Gabie Kur

Gabie is Marketing Coordinator at Outbrain. Read more

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