Thanks to Internet, Miss Teen South Carolina is "famous"

I'm impressed that America's Funniest Home Videos is still on the air. Especially after Chad Hurley & Co. turned the idea behind the TV show into a $1.65 billion payday from Google. Any gaffe caught on video — by, say, a Miss Teen USA candidate — is instantly available to millions on YouTube, where it can, over time, draw a much bigger audience than the venerable broadcast video roundup. Web-traffic tracker Compete has a nifty map, reproduced after the jump, illustrating the spread of Miss Teen South Carolina's implosion on national television. It's natural for Compete to do a geographic analysis, considering that the pageant contestant's cartographic failings were so publicly on display in the clip, which has now been viewed over 17 million times. If you've been hiding under a rock and somehow missed it the first time, the video is after the jump as well.

Thanks to Internet, Miss Teen South Carolina is "famous"


(Photo by AP/Isaac Brekken)