YouTube attack videos, Google Bombs, etc: Old punditry, new media tools

The video on YouTube and Mr. Avidor’s video blog, was picked up by other bloggers and eventually, The Star Tribune, the daily newspaper in Minneapolis. Ms. Bachmann’s opponents did everything they could to circulate the video and put her in a position of explaining God’s unpaid consulting role in her campaign.People in the elections business often say that the most powerful form of endorsement, next to meeting and being actually impressed by a candidate, is the recommendation of a trusted friend.

IN this election, YouTube, with its extant social networks and the ability to forward a video clip and a comment with a flick of the mouse, has become a source of viral work-of-mouth. As a result, a disruptive technology that was supposed to upend a half-century-old distribution model of television is having a fairly disruptive effect on politics as well.

Read Online Player in the Game of Politics and Gaming the Search Engine, in a Political Season both from the New York Times (registration may be required).

Previously from WNM:
The Politics of the Internet: for better or worse?
Google bombing politics, politicians
Internet medium enables new opportunities for info politics
Hacking YouTube, politically

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Filed under A democratic medium?, Same as it ever Was, Search, Social Media, Technology, our Mirror, The Politics of New Media, Virtual Communities, web 2.0, When New Meets Old

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