IPDemocracy has an interesting piece which demonstrates the power of Youtube as a super-node in communication. The McCain campaign is protesting against the takedown of campaign ads that are placed on Youtube. The big networks are apparently requesting the removal of these ads on the basis that they contain copyrighted material.
This demonstrates that
“One thing is for sure: YouTube seems to be the only place that counts for the McCain-Palin campaign…and all other campaigns. Although YouTube was crucial to politics before (remember the Macaca video that sunk George Allen) it has become with this election season the undisputed dominant video hub for anybody interested in politics.”
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