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Gossip Girl Now More Important Than the Economy

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Remember when the economy was the only thing anyone could talk about and it helped push President-elect Obama — sorry, President-elect Barack Obama — to victory?

Well perhaps John McCain should have chosen Blake Lively instead of Sarah Palin as a running mate. According to Google Trends, her show Gossip Girl beats out the economy in the mind of Net-savvy Americans.

Need more evidence of the show’s absurd success in the new media world? We have it after the jump.


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Three of the top stories on NYMag.com are about GG.

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An episode recap was Gawker‘s third most popular story yesterday.

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It’s even huge in Sinapore (and Toronto).

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