The Utube Blog study: Ron Paul is the No.1 presidential candidate on YouTube, by a landslide

News: For the past couple months, I’ve been collecting data on all the presidential candidates’ videos on YouTube. Today, I’m publishing my first report, “Analyzing the Presidential Candidate Videos on YouTube August 2007.”

The report reaches two basic findings for the presidential candidate videos thus far:

(1) The presidential candidates have gained only a relatively modest amount of views and subscribers to their YouTube videos; and

(2) Republican candidate Ron Paul is, by a wide margin, the most popular candidate on YouTube, in terms of the average number of views per video and the number of subscribers to his YouTube channel. He also has the most total views on YouTube for any presidential candidate.

Here’s one slice of the report:

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View the report: Click here. I’ve also set up a new blog called The YouTube President with a copy of the report. I’ll be collecting my reports there.

Download the report: The Utube Blog study August 2007.doc

(Copyright permission: Please feel free to copy the report and re-use it, including the graphs, in other works, as long as attribution is given to Professor Edward Lee and The Utube Blog. Thanks.)

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3 Responses to The Utube Blog study: Ron Paul is the No.1 presidential candidate on YouTube, by a landslide

  1. zchris63 says:

    I had been tracking similar stats for just the GOP candidates, complete with all the nifty charts on my blog here, since the middle of May. Glad to see such minutia is valuable to others as well. LOL.
    http://doesitmatteryet.blogspot.com/2007/08/gop-candidates-youtube-stats-081007-dem.html

  2. bret says:

    Some day, it will be the informed and motivated folks who make a difference and decide who our leaders should be. For the most part, it seems like we’re doomed to continue the cycle of Douche v. Turd Sandwich until the Old Media dies a hard death. It could be soon enough for Ron Paul, but we’ll have to wait and see.

    Interesting study!

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