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TMCNet:  Hark Announces Its Top-10, 'Most Listened To' Sound Bites from the Presidential Inauguration Event

[January 21, 2013]

Hark Announces Its Top-10, 'Most Listened To' Sound Bites from the Presidential Inauguration Event

SEATTLE --(Business Wire)--

Hark, the world's only sound bite platform, announced today the Top-10 list of its 'most listened to' sound bites from the 2012 presidential inauguration event, held this morning in Washington D.C. The list was compiled after Hark evaluated social media trends and the amount of listens each sound bite attained during the first two hours of its appearance on the Hark website. Contenders for the Top-10 were chosen from Hark's collection of sound bites from the event, which were clipped live and in real-time by Hark's clipping team.

"The Presidential election produced some dramatic moments and this inaugural speech reflected that drama, producing powerful sound bites that dominated Twitter (News - Alert) most of the morning," said Hark CEO David Aronchick. "As the world's only sound bite platform, we are proud that our content on Hark can help tell the story of the democratic process in a more informative and entertaining manner."

The content listed below is available as a courtesy for journalists and bloggers to share with their readers, as well as consumers to listen to and share with family and friends via social media.

The Top-10, 'Most Listened To' Sound Bites of the Presidential Inauguration:

1. "I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear. . ."

2. "It is now our generation's task to carry on what those pioneers began."

3. "We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty. . ."

4. "Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters. . ."

5. "For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they have never been self-executing."

6. "We are made for this moment and we will seize it, so long as we seize it together."

7. "We will defend our people and uphold our values through strength of arms and rule of law."

8. "A decade of war is now ending."

9. "The oath I have sworn before you today. . ."

10. "And, we must be a source of hope to the poor, the sick, the marginalized, the victims of prejudice."

Note to editors and bloggers: click on each of the links above to be directed to the page for the full sound bite and link. In order to embed the Hark media player, click 'embed', copy and paste the resulting code into the story or blog post.

Hark editorial statement: All of the sound bites listed above were chosen based on the data produced by clicks from Hark visitors. Their ranking does not reflect Hark's political beliefs, ideologies or leanings. This news release is offered as an information and entertainment source only, and is not intended to be a political statement.

About Hark is the world's platform for sound bites, where users can discover, create, play and share their favorite audio moments anywhere on any device through digital embedding, or via social networks such as Facebook, Twitter or Google (News - Alert)+. Founded in 2007 by David Aronchick and Fouad ElNaggar, Hark is the top ranking, independent entertainment website on the Internet (comScore, 2012). Hark is headquartered in Seattle, Wash. For more information, please visit

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