YouTube Launches Political Vlog

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There’s no doubt that political videos have become a popular campaign media for political figures. MySpace has its own MySpace Impact which has become an avenue for U.S. presidentiables to strut out their campaign machineries. And now, YouTube with the influx of political videos in its portal launches its own political channel – Citizentube.

Citenzentube which is edited by  YouTube’s political  editor Steve Groove aims to aggregate the political videos already appearing in YouTube.  And with Citizentube, politicians and the voting public are free to be seen and heard. Politicians can showcase their propaganda and platform and  the voting public can create their own video criticizing or praising political figures.

Let’s see how popular this channel could get. Would YouTube users even bother to watch political videos? Would those videos impact the voting preferences of legal voters? But more importantly, would YouTube videos enough to win an election.

That we will have to see. In the meantime check out some available political videos at citizentube. There are quite a lot of interesting videos  already.

Arnold Zafra
Arnold Zafra writes daily on the announcements by Google,, Yahoo & MSN along with how these announcements effect web publishers. He is currently building... Read Full Bio
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  • Ultramedia Web Marketing

    Yes Arnold, I can confirm to you that there is also in my nation political are using this new media channel, after have use blogging.

  • Chris Tew | Citizen Tube Reviewer

    Politics is actually pretty big on YouTube, especially when it comes to something controvertial.

    However judging from the discussions on Citizen Tube already it seems to be a bit to editorial to be a free for all debate center.

    It is basically YouTube highlighting the more interesting discussions & videos on YouTube. However it is YouTube that chooses this, and thats why we dont see YouTube discussing YouTube being banned in Thailand – something that is very central to YouTube and its users.