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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008


We often cite these words of Thomas Paine: “voting for representatives is the primary right by which all other rights are protected.” If Paine was around today, he might have changed it to vlogging and voting. The amount of people that watch and upload video to YouTube far outnumbers the amount of young people that participate in our democracy.

On YouTube you can find topics that quite literally reflect the concerns of millions of users no matter the issue — their pocketbooks, the Iraq war, the environment, genocide, health insurance… and probably whatever else you can think of.

I’d definitely recommend using a car insurance comparison site if you’re looking to renew your policy soon.

Today YouTube’s Steve Grove (a Why Tuesday? advisory board member) announced Citizentube, his successful YouTube vlog, is spinning off a Citizentube blog. Watch the video for more info.

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

C-SPAN Voter Video

WASHINGTON, D.C. — YouTube and C-SPAN have partnered to launch a nationwide online and television broadcast initiative allowing voters to voice their views on the issues most important to them in the 2008 election. Here’s our entry — maybe it’ll end up on TV! To learn more about our Webby Award nomination, click here.

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Why Tuesday? Update

NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Last time I posted a video message to YouTubers it was the end of the summer, and we were getting ready to launch this very website. Well, it’s the dead of winter, and now, four months after our relaunch, here we are. Consider this video a progress report, and a look ahead. (more…)

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Romney’s Interstitial Disconnect

NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Mitt Romney just announced the end of his bid for the Republican nomination. In today’s political climate, big money and high-paid consultants alone do not make the grade. Successful campaigns and candidates must be multi-dimensional in order to woo multi-media oriented voters.

In that vein, Romney and his staff never came to grips with what voters were looking for in a President. (more…)

Monday, February 4th, 2008

WT? on YouTube: 1 Million Views and Counting


Our YouTube videos, launched before the 2006 midterm congressional elections, have been viewed 1,039,100 times as of this posting. By some standards, that’s not a ton. But I’m not gonna lie, we’re pretty pumped. We cruised by the 1 million view mark last week, an across the board record-setting week for traffic on Why Tuesday? and on our YouTube channel. If you’re not subscribed to Why Tuesday? on YouTube, join the almost 900 people who are and do it now. What are the top three viewed Why Tuesday? videos of all time? (more…)

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Google’s Sergey Brin Responds to Our Davos Question!

Nine days ago we submitted an entry to The Davos Question, a contest put on by YouTube and the World Economic Forum. We asked how global corporations could help strengthen democracies worldwide. This just in: Google co-founder Sergey Brin responds! (more…)

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Recent Comments

Patrick, France is a post-Christian secular country. Relatively few of them attend church, and voting on Sunday does not interfere with their religious practices, because most of the population is not religious...

Posted by John on blog post Why Do We Vote On Tuesday?

In France they last voted on a Sunday. France is despite the Bourbon legacy a largely Catholic country, yet they vote on Sunday...

Posted by Patrick on blog post Why Do We Vote On Tuesday?

I think weekend voting would make the most sense, as people wouldn't have tu run home after work or wake up early to hit the polling stations beforehand.

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