Oops! Rick Perry searches are popular, plentiful and …potentially harmful?
During the Republican Presidential Debate on November 9. 2011, Rick Perry’s speech garnered plenty of attention -- but probably not the kind he sought.
Social Media has popularized this YouTube video, with the number of views skyrocketing to 1.7 million in just two days, thereby making it a new member of the Viral Video category as well as a popular search topic.
Malware and spam attacks are commonly found surrounding popular Internet searches.
Websense researchers found, based on "Rick Perry"-associated search terms, 206 unique URLs containing malicious and potentially harmful content.
Here are a few of these.
On another note, here are some interesting statistics on bandwidth and potential productivity loss surrounding Rick Perry's debate performance:
The amount of time spent viewing this video accounts for 1,078 days, or 2.95 years. That is a staggering amount of time, considering it took only two days.
Streaming media may be a bandwidth concern for companies; the amount of views of this video equals to 167 gigabytes of bandwidth.
Popularity can quickly become a curse. One minute you are rising in charts on YouTube, the next your name is regrettably associated with malicious content.
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