YouTube, citizenship and democracy

YouTube has successfully inserted itself into the policy process by providing 10 Downing Street a platform for “Ask the PM” (tip of the hat to CitizenTube).
Prime Minister Gordon Brown asks, on video of course, for questions from the public about globalization, health, climate change, and more. Questions are being accepted through 6/21 though the site claims this
will be a regular event. Voting on questions starts on 5/26. Sorry, only UK residents may participate.

Ultimately, video is at its most powerful when it tells a compelling story. According to the Washington Post, video of a blocked latrine at Fort Bragg has led to a Presidential toilet inspection and Army inspections of more than 180 other installations.

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