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“Political” is song by Spirit of the West. One of the band’s most famous songs, it originally appeared on the 1988 album Labour Day. The song was written by John Mann.
Despite the band’s reputation for writing politically-themed songs, “Political” is in fact about the end of a personal romantic relationship. The verses detail the friction that led to the couple’s breakup, and the chorus confirms that “Everything, every little thing, every ...

YouTube in Firing Line Again in Turkey's Crackdown of Social Media

YouTube in Firing Line Again in Turkeys Crackdown of Social Media

Just days after the Turkish authorities blocked Twitter in the country, access to YouTube could again be under threat as Google refuses to bow down to requests to remove certain videos. Turkey has also blocked access to Google's DNS servers which many were using as a workaround to get to social media networks.

Congress Gets YouTube Live Stream

Congress Gets YouTube Live Stream

The highly-coveted YouTube Live Stream is being made available to Congress. How will politicians use this new tool to their advantage? Will they use it at all? Who will want to watch politicians talk about anything for an extended period of time? We shall soon see.

What if They Held an Election and Nobody Used YouTube?

What if They Held an Election and Nobody Used YouTube?

U.S. Senate hopefuls in Massachusetts have oddly quiet YouTube channels, especially for Democratic and Republican primaries that are happening tomorrow. Is it because voters don't watch online video? Far from it.

North Korea Propaganda Video Fails YouTube Creator Playbook Standards

North Korea Propaganda Video Fails YouTube Creator Playbook Standards

The North Korean video showing an attack on the United States is getting all sorts of play today in the news. But what could the uploaders have done to make this a better experience? Let's take a look at all the mistakes they made to increase engagement.

Slow Burner “Wealth Inequality In America” Video Goes Viral

Slow Burner “Wealth Inequality In America” Video Goes Viral

A 6 and a half minute long infographic led video is the latest to take YouTube and the social media networks by storm - despite being uploaded back in November 2012. It has turned relatively complex economic data into an more easily digestible format and is quickly dividing those from both sides of the political divide.

YouTube's Top 10 Lists - Most Popular Videos by Genre for 2012

YouTubes Top 10 Lists   Most Popular Videos by Genre for 2012

YouTube Trends announced a whole bunch of other Top 10/Trending lists over the weekend, breaking down the videos into specific genres.  Some of them seem kind of a stretch or too vague, like "Top 10 Eye-Popping Videos" or "Top 10 Awe-Inspiring Videos," but hey, any ...

Online Video Weekly News Round Up - New Year's 2013 Edition

Online Video Weekly News Round Up   New Years 2013 Edition

Happy 2013! If 2012 was any indication on where online video is going, then 2013 is set to be a major year again for several parts of the industry. As we watch it unfold it's always nice to see what's going on in areas that ...

Using YouTube to Make 2012 Presidential Election Predictions

Using YouTube to Make 2012 Presidential Election Predictions

I’m very confident that Internet marketers and video content producers can use YouTube to make 2012 presidential election predictions. And, by that, I mean you can use YouTube to make accurate 2012 presidential election predictions. How is this even remotely possible? According to RealClearPolitics, Mitt ...

O'Romneybama Political Song Parody is Great Example of Tent-Pole Programming in Action

ORomneybama Political Song Parody is Great Example of Tent Pole Programming in Action

I was able to talk to comedian/actor Jim Meskimen awhile back.  He uses YouTube very well and still comes out with great content, all promoting his show, "JIMPRESSIONS" that he does around the country.  After my interview with him, he kindly sent me a DVD ...

First Cameraman: Insider Secrets to Marketing the Obama Presidency on YouTube

First Cameraman: Insider Secrets to Marketing the Obama Presidency on YouTube

Run, don’t walk, to your favorite bookstore and buy First Cameraman: Documenting the Obama Presidency in Real Time. Or, if there aren’t any bookstores left within running distance, then bike over to your local library and check out this new hardcover book by Arun Chaudhary. ...

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