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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The YouTube Debate

posted by on June 13 at 16:15 PM

Coming July 23

The presidential debates are about to enter the world of YouTube, the anything-goes home-video-sharing Web site that puts the power in the hands of the camera holder. YouTube, which is owned by Google, and CNN are co-sponsoring a debate among the eight Democratic presidential candidates on July 23 in South Carolina, an event that could define the next phase of what has already been called the YouTube election…

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I don't really understand how this differs from a televised debate with a couple of audience members participating via webcam. YouTube isn't utilized for any sort of closed circuit real time communication, so other than having them as a sponsor, what am I missing that makes this a "YouTube debate"?

Posted by Dougsf | June 13, 2007 4:42 PM

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