Harry Potter Burstier Than George Bush

Posted on December 1, 2005

According to analysis from BlogPulse.com Harry Potter outbursted President George W. Bush this year. Bush peaked at 3% during the coverage of the federal government's response to Hurricane Katrina but Harry Potter peaked well over 5% in mid-July when BlogPulse says Potter was mentioned in "5.5% of all blog posts in mid-July." Below is a graph from BlogPulse that shows the conversation spikes for both President George W. Bush and Harry Potter.

Graph showing percentage of blog posts discussing Harry Potter and George Bush

BlogPulse also provided some of this year's other burstiest phrases: Katrina, bombings, hurricane, Rove, Batman, Willy (Wonka), disaster, pope, Sith, London, victims, donations, pirate, Intel, terrorists and flood.