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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...

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 …

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 …

President Obama Has Taken Over Social Video In Just 24 Hours

President Obama Has Taken Over Social Video In Just 24 Hours

Some people like to call Obama the social media president. And, in truth, his campaign took advantage of Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter in ways no other presidential candidate ever had, embracing the power of social media to get the message to the masses. He even …

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 …

Pop Culture Nostalgia, Politics, and Online Video Marketing

Pop Culture Nostalgia, Politics, and Online Video Marketing

Two notable made-for-online video commercials endorsing Presidential Candidate Barack Obama, featuring television and movie stars from the early 60′s to the 80′s, have shown some excellent of what makes reprising pop culture icons' roles a viral success with online video marketing. ReelSEO's Grant Crowell and Bob …

The Obama-Ayers Video SEO “Terrorist Connection”

Little did I realize that an innocuous video I did of former Weather Underground member Bill Ayers nearly 2 years ago and put on YouTube is now being shown on cable news stations and circulated by hardcore McCain supporters to support their claim that Democratic Presidential …

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