YouTube's blog "Citizen Tube" put up a post today reviewing the U.S. Government on YouTube. It was no surprise to us that Republicans took the cake by a landslide. From the post:
Soon after, we launched our Senate and House Hubs with the U.S. Congress, and then we brought the entire federal government to the site on YouTube.com/usgovernment. On the heels of a presidential election in which YouTube became a key tool for most political campaigns, politicians took their lessons from 2008 and started applying them to governing. The results were interesting and, at times, quite surprising...
- Though the Democrats captured the majority of the seats in Congress, 89% of Republicans have channels, compared to just 74% of Democrats. In yesterday's big win for the GOP in Massachusetts, Scott Brown's campaign had an undoubtedly superior YouTube channel to his opponent Martha Coakley.
- Eight of the top 10 most-viewed and most-subscribed YouTube channels in Congress are from the GOP.