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First POST: Video Stars

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, January 26 2015

How the White House hit a home run on YouTube post-State of the Union; why the Barrett Brown sentencing casts a chill on online security research; how media producers use Crowdtangle to optimize their Facebook audiences; and much, much more. Read More

President Obama's Google+ Hangout: No Pot Questions, But Plenty of Intellectual Property

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Monday, January 30 2012

This questioner wanted answers to the Obama administration's use of drones in warfare

President Barack Obama participated in a lively online video chat late Monday with five voters across the country as part of a social media townhall-like event using Google's Google+ Hangout feature. He also answered questions submitted by individuals via YouTube. Those were five lucky people: According to the White House' YouTube channel, almost 230,000 people submitted 133,183 questions, and 1.6 million people gave those questions an up or down vote. Read More

Fox News/Google Team Up for GOP Debate; Also, Paint Dries on Walls

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, September 21 2011

Tomorrow, Thursday September 22nd, the internet will play a supporting role in the latest Republican presidential "debate," as Fox News's reporters will be asking some questions submitted by the public via YouTube. As ... Read More

Watch: Via YouTube, "Your Interview with the President"

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, January 27 2011

YouTube's Steve Grove is, at the moment (2:30 p.m. EST), having another crack at interviewing President Obama based on questions people have submitted through YouTube, and you can watch the exchange here. Read More

Today's Obama-YouTube Q&A: Moving the Ball Forward [UPDATED]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, February 1 2010

Today's YouTube event at the White House, starring President Obama, CitizenTube director Steve Grove, and a bunch of user-generated questions from the public, has to be judged a success, in my view. Read More

Daily Digest: Who Wants Obama's Waffles?

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, April 24 2008

An eager diner-goer auctions off Barack Obama's half-eaten waffle; Google bombing the truth about Obama; Steve Grove starts blogging; John McCain fights the North Carolina GOP about a new TV ad; a prescient Obama memo ... Read More

YouTube Expands YouChoose Platform

BY David All | Thursday, March 13 2008

YouTube is expanding its popular YouChoose platform to Senators, Congressman, and state candidates. To apply for a "Politician" account, you can download the application here (PDF). Read More

YouTube Responds To CNN Blowback, Asks For Feedback

BY David All | Saturday, December 1 2007

YouTube News and Politics Editor, Steve Grove, wraps-up the Republican YouTube/CNN Debate with a YouTube video. Of note, Grove comments about the CNN blowback and asks for feedback from the community for any future ... Read More

How CNN Demeans the Internet

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, November 29 2007

The “YouTube debates” are neither real debates, nor a serious use of the internet's potential. Worse, as blogger Jason Rosenbaum cogently argues, "By heavily moderating the questions, and by deliberately choosing ... Read More

On "Hillary 1984": Phil de Vellis Speaks to YouTube and PoliticsTV

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, March 30 2007

YouTube news and politics editor Steve Grove has a great interview up on YouTube with Phil de Vellis (a.k.a. "ParkRidge47") on how and why he made the now famous "Vote Different"/Hillary 1984 video. The whole phenomenon ... Read More