November 14, 2008 |
We are having more news proving how fond the president-elect Barack Obama is of the internet and the latest and greatest communication tools it has to offer. After all, it was online where he won the presidential race, as many people believe – so I am not surprised watching him paying continuous attention to the web population.
Today’s news is that traditional radio address will be online in addition to radio distribution and available on YouTube for everyone to view – which will be beneficial to Americans same as to foreigners interested in following the newly-elected president of the United States. So as promised by the Obama office from now on the traditional weekly Saturday’s Democratic address will be taped for YouTube viewers as well as radio listeners. The videos will also be posted to Obama’s transition website Change.gov as well but I guess on YouTube the experience will be more comprehensive with all the users interacting with videos commenting and rating them.
Right now Bush’s radio addresses are also put online at the official White House website but Barack Obama seems to be determined to communicate to the people exactly where they are – and YouTube sounds like a very good place to do just that. Of course YouTube did not even exist when George W. Bush was elected president but now that it is here it is understandable that the new president who is tech-savvy as Barack Obama is will try to employ its power to the fullest extent. I also wonder if the questions that users of the video hosting website will leave as comments to the Obama videos will be paid attention to and probably even answered as well during further addresses as this could be the perfect concept for real two-way communications online.