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Politics (from Greek politikos “of, for, or relating to citizens”) as a term is generally applied to the art or science of running governmental or state affairs, including behavior within civil governments, but also applies to institutions, fields, and special interest groups such as the corporate, academic, and religious segments of society. It consists of “social relations involving authority or power” and to the methods and tactics used to formulate and apply policy...

McConnelling: When Video PR Goes Horribly, Horribly Wrong [Meme]

McConnelling: When Video PR Goes Horribly, Horribly Wrong [Meme]

What happens when Internet video PR goes horribly wrong? You Get an Internet meme and a whole lot of attention. That’s what recently happened to Kentucky Republican Senator Mitch McTurtle, er McConnell with the #McConnelling meme.

Obama’s ‘Between Two Ferns’ Appearance is Risky Yet Awesome

Obamas Between Two Ferns Appearance is Risky Yet Awesome

Barack Obama took a massive PR risk by appearing on Funny or Die with Zach Galifianakis on his legendary ‘Between Two Ferns’ web series today, and results are really not as terrible as you think.

Your Week in Live-streaming: State of the Union Address

Your Week in Live streaming: State of the Union Address

Barack Obama’s fifth State of the Union is broadcast tonight, but you don’t have to be sat in front of a television screen to watch it. Almost every major news site, and dozens of major YouTube channels, will be live-streaming the event so viewers can catch every minute.

On YouTube, the 2013 Special Election in Massachusetts for US Senator Ain’t That ‘Special’

On YouTube, the 2013 Special Election in Massachusetts for US Senator Ain’t That ‘Special’

Candidates seeking election should use YouTube to the fullest. How should politicians use YouTube? Well, those running for office in 2014 might want to sit back and take in the information in this article. A good YouTube channel could be the difference.

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.

Will the News Wars Move to Online Video in 2013?

Will the News Wars Move to Online Video in 2013?

I’m a great believer in the “rule of three.” It’s a writing principle that suggests that things that come in threes are inherently funnier, more satisfying, or more effective than some other number of things. For example, Gert Fröbe says in the 1964 James Bond …

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 …

If the U.S. Presidential Election Were Held Today, Who Would Win the YouTube Vote?

If the U.S. Presidential Election Were Held Today, Who Would Win the YouTube Vote?

Political junkies – and even some undecided voters – will tune in to watch Wednesday night’s first general election debate between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. As Chris Cillizza wrote yesterday in The Washington Post, “Think of it like the Super …

Which Presidential Campaign is Winning in Social Video? The Unruly 2012 Election Tracker [Infographic]

Which Presidential Campaign is Winning in Social Video? The Unruly 2012 Election Tracker [Infographic]

The race for the White House is in full swing, but which campaign is winning in social video? Unfortunately, the interactive chart that was featured on YouTube Politics during the primaries disappeared when the YouTube Elections Hub was introduced on Aug. 22, 2012. So, if …

Memo to Candidates: Ooyala Finds Video Viewing Varies in Red States & Blue States

Memo to Candidates: Ooyala Finds Video Viewing Varies in Red States & Blue States

Ooyala issued its Q2 Global Video Index Report this morning along with some product updates. Each quarter, the company dips into its deep stores of anonymized viewing data to offer a glimpse at how people are watching online video around the world. The big news …

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