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Will the YouTube President Still Twitter?

November 18, 2008 10:23 AM

President-elect Barack Obama will broadcast his weekly presidential addresses on the first Presidential Channel on YouTube. Does this mean YouTube could make some serious change selling that space to advertisers? After all, the first video he posted this weekend has already earned more than 800,000 views.

If Obama plays his cards right, I dare say he might be able to pull out more views than, say, Fred or Michael Buckley. And then YouTube could line up Blackberry or, wait, how about Apple as the sponsor for the presidential channel?

I guess what I really want to know is will Obama still Twitter when he’s in the Oval Office? A tweet a day would be nice, stuff like: “Meeting with Putin this afternoon. Will let you know how it goes” or “Playing a game of pickup with Rahm. Wish me luck.”


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Bryan:

I read that he's not going to be allowed to email or use his Blackberry, so Twittering may have to stop, too.

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