Chris Bowers from DailyKos (email no link):
[J]ust 24 hours ago every pundit in the country couldn’t stop gushing over Mitt Romney’s debate performance. But now everyone is talking about Romney’s lies, about how he wants to fire Big Bird, and about the unemployment rate dropping below 8%.
The national discussion changed, and I couldn’t be prouder of the role the Daily Kos community played in making that happen. Progressives felt like we needed to fight back, so we came to Daily Kos to find great content, write great content, and share it with friends and family. The result was that more than one million Americans read Daily Kos articles about Mitt Romney’s lies yesterday, and we had our second best day of website traffic ever.
BMG, for our part, had 10,590 unique visitors on Monday, the day of the Brown-Warren debate, 160,661 unique visitors in the past month, and 1,246,399 unique visitors in the past year, according to Google Analytics (which unfortunately we haven’t been able to figure out how to share, yet). The “Scott Brown war whoops and tomahawk chop” video we posted 10 days ago has 188,379 views and the Scott Brown “Bay State Birther” clip where he implies President Obama was born out of wedlock has 88,242 views.
These are audiences that until very recently only extremely powerful entities could access. The full consequences of this information revolution have yet to be seen.