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So the soon-to-be new U.S. president, Barack Obama, is reportedly going to videotape regular addresses to the American people and upload them to YouTube, as well as to his new Change.gov social-media portal. All I could think of when I saw the headline from the Washington Post is "What the heck took so long?" It's…

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Came across a good column by Jonathan Kay at the National Post (yes, I read the competition) about the string of victories -- depending on how you define the term -- involving political blogs and the current federal election campaign. As Jonathan describes, there have been half a dozen cases just in the past month…

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Matt Bai, who is starting a new political blog next week covering the U.S. election campaign, has a piece in the New York Times today about what might loosely be called Politics 2.0 -- the use of blogs and Facebook and other social media as part of a campaign. He says the major parties have…
According to the New York Times, the ABC television network has signed a deal with a social-networking site you might have heard of -- a little site called Facebook -- that will allow users of Facebook to "follow" reporters through the U.S. election and talk about the issues, and also pose questions for political debates…

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From TVWeek comes this howler from former President Bill Clinton: Speaking to a standing-room-only crowd of marketers, branders and media executives from around the country, former President Bill Clinton challenged the press to “render complex messages to audiences without turning them into two-dimensional cartoons” as the next election approaches. Pot, meet kettle.