Friday, January 12, 2007

The Power of YouTube

On Wednesday January 10, Mitt Romney had easily his "biggest" day in the blogosphere (at least in the last six months, which is as far back as blogpulse goes -- and it seems highly likely that this means ever).

The likely cause of the extra commotion is a video showing Romney in a 1994 debate with Ted Kennedy that was uploaded onto the video website Youtube (Marc's post about the video is here, and his post about Romney's response is here). While it seems no one is really sure who is responsible for the video it is worthwile to point out the remarkableness of Youtube and the power that a single individual has to influence and shape public debate in something as large and as highly managed as a presidential campaign. Until now this has been virtually unheard of, probably even as late as 2004.

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Blogger Marc said...

One lesson George Allen definitely taught everyone: Do not underestimate the power of Youtube.

2:53 PM  

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