YOUTUBE, VIRAL VIDEO, AND THE ELECTIONS
Over at The Daily Reel, which has become a go-to site for the latest in viral video as well as occasional media-related political commentary (disclosure: I’m a writer for the site), there are a couple of postings up about yesterday’s election. Anthony Kaufman looks at election day improprieties, centering on YouTube clips highlighting the inadequacies of the Diebold voting machines. And Alexandra DeLyle looks at the effect of YouTube on the elections, highlighting the George Allen/”Macaca” clip and the Claire McCaskill/Michael J. Fox ad.