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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 ...

Infographic Charts Political Video Activity On YouTube Town Hall

Infographic Charts Political Video Activity On YouTube Town Hall

YouTube Town Hall launched a couple of months ago as a portal for politicians to interact with the voters through online video. Today, the company released a new infographic that charts the Town hall voting performance of politicians across the various issues. It also contains …

Even Politicians Can Create Online Videos That Suck

Even Politicians Can Create Online Videos That Suck

My congressman, Representative Joe Walsh of Illinois, embarrasses me. His "Walsh to Obama: Quit Lying" YouTube video is painful to watch. Hey Joe, its one thing to be angry about raising the debt ceiling, but at least raise your audio quality – it totally sucks!

2012 Presidential Candidates’ Official Campaign YouTube Channels

2012 Presidential Candidates’ Official Campaign YouTube Channels

The following is a list of all 2012 U.S. Presidential Candidates and their official YouTube channels. This list includes all individuals to date who have registered or formally declared their candidacy for President of the United States in 2012, have formed an exploratory committee, or …

Social Video Disasters – How Politicians Can Change their Social Media Strategy

Social Video Disasters – How Politicians Can Change their Social Media Strategy

The age of forgetting is now over. Online video with social media has become the perfect vehicle for keeping the behavior of politicians on public record for everyone, forever. Because of the recent events in Congress, I am compelled to share some recent examples of …

When Videos Attack: Why Politicians Should Respect the Power of Social Video

When Videos Attack: Why Politicians Should Respect the Power of Social Video

Over the last couple of years I've become a bit of a political junkie. And like any good junkie, I spend half my time dosing up on Fox, MSNBC, Politico and Huffpo and half my time looking for my next fix. With ever-increasing frequency, I'm …

You’re Not A Real Presidential Candidate Unless You Announce On YouTube

Youre Not A Real Presidential Candidate Unless You Announce On YouTube

The only acceptable way to announce that you're running for president is to do it with social media. President Obama led the charge, with his video announcement in early April on YouTube. Just a couple weeks ago, Newt Gingrich took to the world's top microblogging …

YouTube’s Town Hall Attempts To Merge Online Video And Politics

YouTube’s Town Hall Attempts To Merge Online Video And Politics

Politicians in America are now well aware of how important new media is going to be to the election process moving forward. Most have an official Facebook page, and many of them even Tweet regularly. And video is right there at the top of the …

Netflix Tweaks Canadian Streams, Saves 70% Bandwidth to Fight Greedy BCE

Netflix Tweaks Canadian Streams, Saves 70% Bandwidth to Fight Greedy BCE

Canada, the land of metered and capped Internet bandwidth (BOO!) and social healthcare (YEA!) and…I have to say it Luke, back bacon (Yea!). But back bacon aside, the important thing is that Netflix has taken a hard look at the service they're offering in the …

AT&T DSL, U-Verse Bandwidth Cap Detrimental to Online Video?

AT&T DSL, U Verse Bandwidth Cap Detrimental to Online Video?

AT&T has announced that they will begin capping the bandwidth on DSL and U-Verse accounts starting in May. The limits will be 150GB (landline DSL) and 250GB (U-Verse), per month. Considering they claim download speeds of up to 24Mbps that's a reduction in bandwidth of …

Political Web Videos That Suck! How Elected Officials Can Do Better Video Production

Political Web Videos That Suck! How Elected Officials Can Do Better Video Production

Continuing my Web Videos That Suck! Series, I review some videos put out by elected officials in positions of U.S. Congress or State Legislature, submitted by our readers-slash-viewers.  Learn why a poorly produced web video can overshadow the content of any political message, and some …

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