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Don’t Dream Its Over

Posted by: Maureen Wilmot

Yesterday, while watching sea otters in the Monterey Bay, I enjoyed a wonderful conversation with colleagues about the technology of the election.

And it was pointed out that the technology is moving so fast – computers and the web will soon be considered passé compared to the applications on people’s iPhones. Frankly, I am stilled enamored with

For me, what intrigued me the most about the technology and viral communication, was the ease for anyone to post a political “ad” on youtube. You did not need to be Sarah Silverman or Ron Howard with access to studio cameras and million dollar media outlets, (though they did produce some funny videos). Anyone could produce a video and distribute it online at low or no cost; like the couple who sang a parody to the tune of “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina.”

I mean, how many of us spent numerous hours watching and sending youtube videos to friends and family during the election?


I kinda miss that daily link I had with the cadre of election hounds. And I know that many are also missing the daily dose of political humor – I know this because someone sent me a funny youtube video about the void in people’s lives now that the election is over.

So, in the spirit of community service, I am collecting the best youtube videos from the campaign and packaging it for my friends who are suffering from P.E.W. (post election withdrawal) This way, if they get the urge to relive the heady days of the campaign, they can pull up this file and watch the videos over and over again – kinda like reruns of M*A*S*H.

Feel free to send me your ideas to include in the package.

Date Posted: November 12, 2008 @ 2:06 pm

2 Comments »

  1. Ahhh…yes - the youtube vortex. Must admit I spent my fair share of time there as well! Add this one to your P.E.W. file, SNL’s Palin & Clinton. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdDqSvJ6aHc

    Comment by Chris — November 12, 2008 @ 2:29 pm
  2. Looks like we’ll be further engaged online:

    Obama to use Web videos for presidential address

    CHICAGO (AP) — This isn’t your grandfather’s fireside chat.

    President-elect Barack Obama plans to tape a weekly address not just for radio listeners, as presidents have for years, but for YouTube Internet viewers, too.

    Comment by Denise — November 14, 2008 @ 8:54 pm

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