Thursday, September 8, 2011

How Sleeping Bear Dunes Was Liked

Sure, we all like the national lakeshore but the most beautiful place in America? As Carl Sagan said, "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence".

The evidence is that Good Morning America saw 22,000 votes for Sleeping Bear due to the mobilization of social media in northern Michigan.

See Crain's Detroit: The sleeping giant behind Sleeping Bear: How scenery and social media created ‘The Most Beautiful Place in America'
This time of year, the Sleeping Bear website typically gets about 1,500 to 2,000 hits a day. On Aug. 17, when the “Most Beautiful Place” selection was made, the site got nearly 15,000 hits.