News: I’ve been quoted in an article in the Financial Times, “Candidates Embrace New Media in First YouTube Election.” Thanks to Richard Waters for the inquiry. Once the election is over (thank heavens it will be over!!), I will be writing a comprehensive analysis of the data related to the candidates’ videos.
For a related post, here’s another article I was quoted in for the Philadelphia Inquirer titled “Campaigns Now Making Stops on YouTube.‘
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I made these videos for the exhibit “Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms,” which just opened at the Wexner Center for the Arts on the campus of The Ohio State University. It’s the only US showing of this fantastic collection of Andy Warhol’s works.
I’m entering this video in a contest. Wish me luck. You can watch the video in a high quality by clicking this link. Once you get to YouTube, hit the “watch in high quality” button underneath the video.
You can also see a higher quality version on Blip TV by clicking here.
Many thanks to my co-conspirators in this project, who all are so very talented in many, many ways. More to follow.
News: You can download from the link above my latest report on the use of videos on YouTube by the presidential candidates. The study was completed before the New Hampshire primary.
Analysis: Here are my 3 key findings:
(1) Republican candidate Ron Paul continues to be, by a wide margin, the most popular candidate on YouTube, in terms of the average number of views per video (105,908 views per video) and the number of subscribers to his YouTube channel (42,858). He also has the most total views (9,320,763) on YouTube for any presidential candidate (although he does not have the most viewed single video on YouTube—Mike Huckabee does).
(2) Republican candidate Mike Huckabee has experienced a dramatic growth in the popularity of his videos during November and December 2007. He jumped from close to the worst in average number of views in October 2007 to the second most views per video by January 4, 2008, with 27,818 views per video. Most impressive of all is the fact that Huckabee is the first candidate with a video that has generated over 1 million views on YouTube.
(3) Finally, as the primary season has begun, the candidates’ YouTube videos have seen a huge increase in the number of views than in previous months.
Be safe. See you next year!
I’m often reminded of how lucky I am to have your following, as I chronicle the amazing developments related to this revolutionary technology known as YouTube. I’ve learned a lot from your comments and emails, and have had fun looking at video links sent to me from interested readers.
My blog is just a little over 1 year old and we just went over 1 million views. I couldn’t have done it without you all. Thanks for visiting my website!