Monday, April 9, 2007

N. Gingrich's Contest Announcement

While Mr. Gingrich's message makes my skin crawl , it (along with the responses it has generated) presents a very interesting possibility for the role of elites on YouTube. Its worth pointing out that for all YouTube's "democratizing influence", Newt's stardom gives him instant credibility and influence in an environment that is ruled by searches for already popular content.

But that aside, he is creating a space for anybody to participate in a national conversation about a political issue. And that part I like. Maybe we could get some elites with good ideas for America to start similar conversations?

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