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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 Direct Connects Users and Media Organizations

We all have video cameras or video-capable mobile phones and that means new ways to see what's happening in the world. Not only for you but for others as well. We get a eyewitness views of the events as they unfold and now, we can …

“Fair Use” Legal Update – What Online Video Professionals Should Know

ReelSEO’s Grant Crowell interviews intellectual property and new media attorney David Adler about recent developments with the popular case today involving the battle between fair use and copyright protection, and what it can teach online video marketing professionals about detecting and preventing clear-cut copyright violations in web video.

Politicians Still Getting Schooled On How Viral Videos Work

In a move reminiscent of the Lebron James/Nike slam dunk scandal, United States Representative Baron Hill (Democrat, Indiana) attempted to stop an individual from recording his health care town hall meeting on September.  Part of his reasoning had to do with YouTube: "Now the reason …

How YouTube Destroyed The Village of Carpentersville, Illinois

Do you know if your municipal government is online video-friendly, or video-hostile? I get extra ranty for this week's podcast-and-article combo, exposing my former residence of Carpentersville, Illinois – 40 miles northwest of downtown Chicago – perhaps the only local government left in the entire …

How The Rocky Mountain News Put Video SEO Hair On My Chest

How The Rocky Mountain News Put Video SEO Hair On My Chest

Some people are saying newspapers are dying, but one of them gave me my own "birth" into online video marketing and video search optimization. I speak of the Rocky Mountain News, the oldest newspaper in Colorado, which published its final edition on Friday, February 27, 2009. …

Watch Today’s First Presidental Press Conference On Hulu

Online video site, Hulu, announced Monday that it will stream President Barack Obama's first formal press conference Monday night at 8 p.m. EST. According to the company, the live stream will run until its conclusion and then it will be made available for streaming on the …

Search Inside Obama Inaugural Speech Video – Delve Search Inside Technology

Delve launched a pretty cool little tool today that they announced on their blog which allows users to search inside the video of President Obama's Inaugural Speech.   To do this, type in your search into the searchbar in the player just above.  You will see …

Fighting IP Extremism With Online Video – The Lawrence Lessig Interview

Fighting IP Extremism With Online Video – The Lawrence Lessig Interview

We caught up with Professor Lawrence Lessig, founder of Stanford Law school's Center for Internet and Society, and the opening Keynote Speaker the Search Engine Strategies Chicago 2008 conference for "Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy”. We asked Professor Lessing if …

The President’s Weekly Address Video Is Search Engine Optimized

Ok, so he isn't President just yet, but that hasn't stopped US president-elect Barack Obama from starting change already.  Obama has changed the Democrats' national weekly address and has released it as an online video, search engine optimized and all. It seems that either Obama's …

Video Search “buzz” for Presidential Candidates’ Names Closely Matches Vote Results

Many data surveys were publicized during the 2008 election comparing the online popularity of candidates in the social media space, including for video content. But does online buzz match really match up with offline conversions, in this case – voting patterns for presidential candidates? When …

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