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User-Generated Online Video Swamping Official Obama, Romney Content on YouTube

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, August 27 2012

From the beginning of the 2011-2012 U.S. Presidential election campaign in April 2011, there have nearly 2 billion views of videos tagged about Barack Obama or Mitt Romney on YouTube, Ramya Raghavan of YouTube Politics blogged today. The political campaigns are swimming in a sea of user-generated content, even moreso than in 2008. Read More

Change.gov Starts to Go Interactive, Intensively

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, November 25 2008

"Today we're trying out a new feature on our website that will allow us get instant feedback from you about our top priorities. We also hope it will allow you to form communities around these issues -- with the best ... Read More

White House 2.0: The Public is Knocking on the Door

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, October 28 2008

The election is a week away, but two new online projects were just launched focusing on involving the public in what comes next. BigDialog.org and Whitehouse2.org are complimentary efforts that seek to crowd-source the ... Read More

Obama Across America: Seeing the Big Picture

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, October 15 2008

With the election 20 days away, both major presidential campaigns are focusing more of their energies on the "ground game" of galvanizing their volunteer base and getting out the vote. Both campaigns' websites make it ... Read More

Who Made "Dear Mr. Obama"? A Pro-Am, It Appears

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, September 12 2008

Michael Brown, the man who made "Dear Mr. Obama," the viral video that is currently exploding on YouTube among supporters of John McCain and the Iraq War, is a professional film-maker with about a dozen years of ... Read More

Who Made "Dear Mr. Obama"? A Pro-Am, It Appears

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, September 12 2008

Michael Brown, the man who made "Dear Mr. Obama," the viral video that is currently exploding on YouTube among supporters of John McCain and the Iraq War, is a professional film-maker with about a dozen years of ... Read More

"Dear Mr. Obama": The GOP's First Viral Video? [UPDATED]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, September 12 2008

If you are one of the 41% of Americans who think the US invasion of Iraq was not a mistake, it looks like this video, showing a wounded veteran, Army Specialist Joe Cook, speaking in support of John McCain, could be your ... Read More

"Dear Mr. Obama": The GOP's First Viral Video? [UPDATED]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, September 12 2008

If you are one of the 41% of Americans who think the US invasion of Iraq was not a mistake, it looks like this video, showing a wounded veteran, Army Specialist Joe Cook, speaking in support of John McCain, could be your ... Read More

Obama and the Jews: Voter-Generated Content Adds Context

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, May 23 2008

It's one thing to read about an event in the newspaper; it's another thing to watch the event in its unexpurgated form as raw, unedited video. And as more people carry video cameras or video-enabled mobile phones, it's a ... Read More

He's Got Zazzle; She's Got Fizzle?

BY Editors | Wednesday, February 13 2008

A large chunk of this presidential election is shaping up to be about tone: big change vs. little change, hope vs. experience. To see how these ideas are manifesting themselves among voters, one needs to look no further ... Read More