Friday, June 10, 2011

Helping government officials connect with constituents on YouTube



From Congressman Ryan explaining his budget plan through data visualizations, to Governor Christie posting responses during Town Hall meetings, to national leaders participating in the “It Gets Better” campaign, government officials at all levels are using YouTube in interesting and innovative ways. Check out these recent examples:



To help more government officials create and distribute great videos like these, we recently launched youtube.com/government101. This site provides advice on what types of videos are most engaging to constituents, how Google Moderator can be used to solicit questions and suggestions, and more.

We’ll be showcasing some of the most creative government uses of YouTube on our CitizenTube blog and via our twitter account, @YTPolitics. Which officials do you think have been most innovative on YouTube? Let us know in the comments.

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