Citizentube: Politics Gets YouTubed

Apr 7th, 2007 | By | Category: General

YouTube has announced a new channel for political videos, Citizentube,. As YouTube’s political video blog, Citizentube’s mission is “to add fuel to the revolution that is YouTube politics.”

What is YouTube politics? The answer to that question is as varied as the users who jump onto the platform. But it’s one thing for certain: a place where everyone, from users to candidates, has the same chance to be seen and heard. Let the best ideas win.

Already we’ve seen players from all over the political spectrum using YouTube in powerful ways. A bone marrow drive broadcast on YouTube brought 1,000 donors to help a stranger. A video series on Iraq has begun to bring a human face to the war. And a message from an American politician in Spanish reached across cultural barriers through YouTube.

It looks like YouTube wants to highlight political discussions on the site in order to leverage the growing importance of Web video in politics.

Here’s the first video they’ve posted:

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