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Ryan Seacrest On The Today Show: 27% Of Social Media Users As Anti-Seacrest

As a busy mom and CMO in Silicon Valley, I very rarely have any time to watch mush TV, let alone consistently devote myself to an entire series. So, it was news to me when I saw that the Saturday, December 10th installation of the Wall Street Journal Sentiment Tracker covered the possibility of American Idol host, Ryan Seacrest, taking Matt Lauer’s place on NBC’s Today Show. The topic generated 2,600 posts from Twitter and Facebook over the course of the week, with 27% of social media users vehemently opposing the news, and 58% of them simply sharing news articles to see what their fellow online constituents thought of the rumors. Since the WSJ’s weekly column is powered by NetBase and I know next to nothing about Ryan Seacrest, I decided to dig a little further into the data myself and see some more of the reasons why social media users resent the possibility of him on NBC.   Here is what I found:

I will not like Ryan Seacrest replacing Matt Lauer….he’s in entertainment….not “true” journalism

As if RYAN SEACREST aint rich enuf…word is he may replace MATT LAUER on The Today Show!

NBC might make itself a bigger joke by replacing Matt Lauer with Ryan Seacrest

Where do you fall? Pro-Seacrest, Anti-Seacrest or (like me) Totally-Oblivious?

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