tonight, youtube became a major player on the political front. they helped organize a new format for political debates. here's what one reporter wrote:
In this sunny, sultry setting bursting with Southern military tradition, CNN and YouTube hope they'll break ground on a new tradition in televised political debates. It's here at the Citadel, the 165-year-old South Carolina military academy, where the two media companies will test, with the help of the Democratic Party, a new wrinkle on the admittedly tired old debate format. Monday's two-hour broadcast will feature all eight declared Democratic candidates answering no questions from the 2,000-member audience gathered at the McAlister Field House; instead, they'll look to a 25-foot video screen at 30-second clips recorded by YouTube users young, old and interested in the future of the country. (source)
on a lighter note, you can find just about anything on youtube. and youtube isn't the only video site. new ones are popping up all the time. and there's more available than just personal videos. if you see something funny on tv, you can pretty well bet that it will be on youtube the next day. car makers show off their vehicles via videos. there's how-to videos and amateurs showing off their artistic abilities in animation, music, and comedy.
want to reminisce? they have old commercials. some are entertaining. check out this one i found. you can find it at the bottom of this post. they say it's mcdonald's first commercial. it's kinda freaky if you ask me. but i thought you might be interested in seeing it.
i really have no point to post. i just find it interesting how prevalent videos have become. and i can't help but wonder what the future holds for them. of course, my favorite videos are the homemade ones made by proud parents showing off their kid(s).
this post came to me after watching the video highlighted in my link of the day. it's entitled; to blog or not to blog.
link of the day: