Candidates Face New Risks on YouTube
Candidates recognize the importance of creating videos for YouTube. A good video can go a long way towards marketing the campaign and building name recognition. But with this amazing opportunity comes risk. Of course we all know about the risk engendered by Senator George Allen when he went on his "macaca" rant on video, but today's lesson in risk comes from Governor Rick Perry and his "Strong" video.
In response to his recent campaign commercial disparaging gay rights and championing school prayer, a slew of parody videos have emerged. This, in and of itself, is not the primary risk YouTube presents. Rather, when you visit Perry's original "Strong" video on YouTube, the right column is filled with related videos and those related videos are mostly the parody clips. Thus, the promotion and success of Perry's own ad breeds promotion and success for the parody ads.
Here is a sample of some of the parody ads:
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We're more dependent on them than we realize.
- Scientists says our survival depends on biodiversity.
- A natural climate strategy we often forget.
- Seeing our place among the Earth's living creatures.
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- Recent studies showed volunteers lost equal or more weight on high-carb, calorie-restricted diets than low-carb, calorie restricted diets.
- There might be positive benefits to short-term usage of a ketogenic diet.
- One dietician warns that the ketogenic diet could put diabetics at risk for diabetic ketoacidosis.
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