We are fascinated that President-elect Barack Obama is addressing the nation on Saturdays both on radio and on video via YouTube. Today he outlined an economic stimulus plan.
Last week’s address garnered nearly 1 million views, as CNET’s Dan Farber points out in his post. Today’s YouTube address has just 65,000 views as of 2 p.m. EST. Not sure if the excitement and novelty of the YouTube address has worn off a bit, or if it just takes time for users to watch.
YouTube is not live, but the speech is posted shortly after his address. So, this one might catch on. We will track it.
In any event, it is clear that online video speeches and documentation are part of the transition and hopefully will be part of the administration.
Update 11/23 10:00 PM EST: The clip has garnered nearly 400,000 views.
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