YouTube and the President

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“In 2004, YouTube didn’t exist. Three years later, politicians have learned to fear and revere the video-sharing Web site that has become a vital part of the campaign for the 2008 U.S. presidential election”, writes Reuters in an article about the significance of YouTube during the race for the presidential elections.

Not only candidates are posting their thoughts on the future of the world, of course also ‘normal people’ use it to post questions, rant or just have fun of the potantial new President.

Phil Noble from PoliticsOnline states that during the previous elections New Media was just starting to appear and candidates were getting ‘their feet wet’. Now it is a fundamental element of all campaigns and the combination with Old Media provides a powerful way to help convincing people to put the red dot next to their future president.

Read more here.

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