On Monday afternoon, the Oreo Facebook page administrators solicited the help of its loyal Oreo Facebook fans to help with a simple task -- make the Oreo the most "liked" brand on Facebook. Setting a goal of 50,000 "likes" in the 24 hours beginning at 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday.
'"Like" this post to join Oreo fans around the world in setting a Guinness World Record for most "Likes" to a post in 24 hours. Oreo is the world's favorite cookie, and with your help, it will be the most "Liked",' read the post that Oreo sent to its followers Tuesday morning.Backed by more than 16 million Oreo cookie devotees and nearly 100 years on grocery store shelves, the goal of 50,000 "likes" seemed to be a snap -- but also pretty low, seeing as how the reord for total "likes" had been set at 104,334.
According to the Guinness World Records' website, Lady Gaga held the record for "most likes on a Facebook post" with 104,334 (although currently the entry has 104,376 "likes") on a photo posted on Oct. 15, 2010, with the caption, "Miss you so little monsters. Been working so hard for you. I can't wait for u to hear the new music."
Of course, Gaga re-broke her own record just days ago by simply writing "Trois jours" (three days in French) in regard to the days until the release of her single, "Born This Way." That post currently has a whopping 109,978 "Likes" and 18,929 comments.
However, as much as people seem to like Lady Gaga it appears that they may just like cookies more. After 14 nail-biting hours, Oreo not only surpassed its original goal of 50,000, but safely surpassed Lady Gaga's record with 10 hours to spare.
Oreo not only caught the attention of its Facebook fans, but Guinness World Records' as well. Promptly at 9 a.m. -- the conclusion of the 24-hour time frame -- a press release appeared, officially recognizing Oreo as the new record holder with 114,619 "Likes."
But Oreo couldn't relish its victory for long because just hours after Oreo announced the quest of breaking the Facebook record, Lil Wayne posted, "everyone, please "Like" this post. I'm trying to break the Guinness World Record for most "Likes" on a post in 24 hours. Let's get it!!!" to his 20 million plus Facebook fans.
With nearly four hours left, the post had already shattered Oreo's record with more than 500,000 "Likes." Lil Wayne may have jumped on the fast-track as the new Guinness World Record holder, but it is safe to say -- as far as cookies are concerned -- that Oreo is still the winner, not to mention all the free press that the company has received.
As of yet, there has been no indication of Lady Gaga retaliating against Lil Wayne to reclaim her record, but then again, she did just win three Grammys.
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