Thursday, January 31, 2008

Barack Obama on YouTube.com

Barack Obama recently shattered You Tube records with popular speeches, and now his YouTube fans are talking back.



Since its launch this week, with a plug from the hot blog TechCrunch, YouBama has drawn 22,000 visitors. On Wednesday, the Obama Campaign sent a fundraising email to supporters from Ted Kennedy promoting a YouTube highlight reel of his recent endorsement. Under the subject line "I'm with Obama," Kennedy invited supporters to join him on YouTube. That's solid for a new, unfunded site, though it won't catch Obama's YouTube channel anytime soon. That portal has drawn over 11 million views -- about ten times that of Hillary Clinton -- and it is the most viewed channel across YouTube this week. (Many of the viewers are new people who are not on Obama's email or social network lists, for example, over 25,000 viewers of the rebuttal video came via Friendster, where Obama does not even have an official profile.)

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Obama's videos keep breaking campaign records -- his rebuttal to the State of the Union drew over 700,000 views in two days -- and some people are uploading their own grassroots videos on his behalf. A new site, YouBama.com, invites people to join a "citizen generated campaign" to advance Obama's candidacy.

1 comment:

shannon said...

i am supporting Barrack Obama for president of the United States. He most represents the future I want for my children.