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Published by Jeff Jarvis May 23rd, 2007 0 Comments Tags: advice, blip, pdf07, show.
At the Personal Democracy Forum, Blip.tv's Dina Kaplan gave a great set of advice to the candidates on how to better use online video. She also challenges a party to make its own 24-hour online channel, with comedy, even (a straight line: most of what they do is comedy already). The lighting was horrible, so my shooting makes Dina look like a tanning-bed addict. Ignore that. the advice is great:
Published by Jeff Jarvis May 21st, 2007 3 Comments Tags: google, pdf07, show, youtube.
At the Personal Democracy Forum, I asked Google head Eric Schmidt his advice to the candidates to make better use of YouTube and internet video. He suggests that they put out much more video -- 10 videos with their essential stands on issues, for example -- in the hopes that we pass it around and add our comments as it goes: the viral video campaign. Andrew Rasiej of PDF says that the candidates are acting like they're broadcasting, not talking on the small PC screen, and Schmidt says it's a generational thing.
Published by Jeff Jarvis May 21st, 2007 1 Comment Tags: advice, pdf07, show, youtube.
At the Personal Democracy Forum, I ask Talking Points Memo's Josh Marshall his advice for the candidates to make better use of internet video and he urges them to tear down the fourth wall. He ways we are in "a broad revolt against formalism," which is just a smart way of saying we are sick of being scripted and spun.
Published by Jeff Jarvis April 21st, 2007 3 Comments Tags: advice, edwards, prezconference, romney, show, youtube.
Published by Jeff Jarvis April 20th, 2007 4 Comments Tags: edwards, show, trippi.
Joe Trippi, who just announced that he's joining the campaign of John Edwards, speaks with Jeff Jarvis at the Radio Television News Directors Association/National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas, giving you a good idea how he'll use YouTube now that he's back in the presidential race:
If the revolution is not going to be televised, will it be YouTubed? I ask. "It will definitely be YouTubed," Joe says.
He argues that the candidates' videos to date are all too scripted and he suggests how they should be using the medium.
Published by Jeff Jarvis April 11th, 2007 10 Comments Tags: prezconference, romney, show, spotlight, youtube.
I got a sneak preview today of YouTube's new initiative trying to spark the dialogue between candidates and voters. Tonight they launched Spotlight, which each week gives a candidate the opportunity to ask the voters a question that will be highlighted on the news & politics page. We are to respond via videos on YouTube. At the end of the week, the candidates promise to respond with their thoughts, on video, on YouTube. Nine of the candidates (Romney, Clinton, Edwards, Obama, Biden, Giuliani, Hunter, Kucinich, McCain, Richardson, Paul) have signed up; the others (Dodd, Huckabee, Thompson) are MIA. The YouTube effort is, as they acknowledged to me today, pretty much the mirror image of our PrezConference initiative here at PrezVid: We invite you to ask the candidates questions. YouTube is inviting the candidates to ask you questions. Cool. However the dialogue starts, let's use the power of YouTube and the internet to start it. YouTube's first question comes from Mitt Romney. I had to chortle at his videeo:
It's as if he's talking to the slow Americans of YouTube. And his question is rather insipid: What do we think the greatest challenge facing America is? I'd rather hear what he thinks that greatest challenge is and how he can assure us we know which Mitt we're getting: the one we see today or the one we saw in '94 (which was the one I liked better, by the way). So, just like a New Yorker, I'll answer his question with a question:
Note that the candidates can approve the video responses that go up with their videos.
I spoke with Steve Grove, the news and politics editor at YouTube, about Spotlight. He said that he doesn't see this so much as a conversation but as an opportunity for candidates to "engage and mobilize" their voters. This is the conversation they initiate. And that is how candidates have seen the internet so far. That's how Howard Dean used it, to motivate and move his fans. Steve said that he, too, wants to encourage more interaction. YouTube, he argues, is "the first technological revolution of the 21st century for presidential candidates." Agreed.
So the gauntlet is thrown down. The candidates have the opportunity to speak with voters via YouTube Spotlight and PrezVid PrezConference. Let's start talking.
Published by Jeff Jarvis April 2nd, 2007 14 Comments Tags: biden, brownback, clinton, dodd, edwards, giuliani, hagel, hunter, kucinich, mccain, obama, paul, richardson, romney, show, thompson, youtubecampaign.
Published by Jeff Jarvis March 20th, 2007 7 Comments Tags: edwards, obama, prezconference, show.
Jeff Pulver and Liz Stephans have questions about net neutrality and internet policy for all the candidates.
So here's the idea: We should all ask questions of the candidates and upload them to YouTube with the tag PREZCONFERENCE. This way, we'll see which questions the candidates answer and which they don't. In the UK, Conservative leader David Cameron answers five questions a week, three of them selected by the voters. We need to hear our candidates answer our questions here. So ask away. Here are some more questions I gathered at the VON conference in San Jose:
Heather Gold has a story about health care and some questions for Clinton, Edwards, and Obama:
Denise Howell asks John Edwards about internet policy:
Steve Rosenbaum asks Obama about that anti-Hillary, pro-Obama ad:
Jim Long has a question for John Edwards:
More presidential questions from VON here.
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And here is my invitation on video:
Published by Jeff Jarvis March 19th, 2007 1 Comment Tags: mccain, prezconference, show.
When he started his web site, John McCain -- to his credit -- invited voters to send him questions via YouTube. But after scouring YouTube for videos tagged "mccain," we couldn't find a single question. So as not to make the senator feel too lonely in YouTube, I have three questions of my own that I don't see answered on his site or in his videos:
I urge you all to leave your questions for every one of the candidates. Tag them with the candidate's name and PREZCONFERENCE and we'll share the best here . . . and see which questions the candidates answer, and which ones they don't.
Published by Jeff Jarvis March 7th, 2007 4 Comments Tags: advice, obama, show.
Published by Jeff Jarvis February 28th, 2007 10 Comments Tags: france, show.
Published by Jeff Jarvis February 24th, 2007 3 Comments Tags: funny, kucinich, show.
Dennis Kucinich presented himself to a meeting of AFSCME as the candidate with no strings attached as he went flying around the stage. So how could we resist setting that to music? Watch our choices below. What's your soundtrack for Kucinich on Broadway?
Published by Jeff Jarvis February 18th, 2007 14 Comments Tags: advice, mccain, show.
The latest PrezVid show offers advice for John McCain, who unveiled his new web site this weekend with new videos.
McCain's videos may be ready for prime time, but not for YouTube. He doesn't speak directly to those of us who are clicking; he speaks off-camera, as if this were an interview, or he speaks through music and polished production, as if this the video were intended for the giant screens at a nominating convention. He doesn't yet understand that this is a conversation, one-on-one. He appears on an antiseptic, white background, nothing like the homey atmospherics of other candidates' videos; it's as if he's trying out for Star Wars, not the White House.
But McCain has one good idea: He solicits questions for his virtual town hall via YouTube. This means that -- unlike in Hillary Clinton's tete-a-tetes -- we will get to see which questions he has the guts to answer and which not. I wonder whether they realized that.
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