Friday, October 31, 2008

This is My Idea of an Obama Girl

Keep an eye on the girl in the front right. This video about how "You Can Vote However You Like" that appeals to mainstream sensibilities, much as the supposedly even-handedly sendable JibJab videos won an audience in the last election, has even been featured by Time magazine. Unlike the more partisan zero-sum political messages featured in this round-up of YouTube offerings by Henry Jenkins, this video celebrates an egalitarianism of choice. For more on YouTube politicking, check out Jenkins' offerings at MIT's new website for the Center for Future Civic Media. Of course, right now I am reading the anthology of essays in the Video Vortex Reader, which paints a somewhat darker picture of the politics of YouTube in the era of database consumption.

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