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YouTube Review: How Obama, Huckabee and Wilson are Using Online Videos

11/23/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Hi, I'm James Kotecki, and I'm thrilled to be one of the inaugural bloggers on HuffPostTech. Unlike FCC Chairman Genachowski and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, I probably need a brief introduction as to what I'm doing here.

My interest in technology and politics began in college, when I started a video blog about YouTube's growing role in the 2008 presidential campaign. That semester, I interviewed Congressman Ron Paul in my dorm room and was called "probably the world's foremost expert on YouTube videos posted by presidential candidates" by The Economist. I found both of these experiences humbling, hilarious, and awesome.

After I graduated, I covered the 2008 campaign for Politico in a video series called "KoteckiTV." I vlogged across America, got into an epic feud with David Shuster, and was named Washington's second-funniest celebrity.

I'm very excited to be here on HuffPostTech, the natural place for me to share my love of technology, politics, and unbridled sarcasm. This week, I contrast the YouTube effectiveness of three of our nation's great communicators: Barack Obama, Mike Huckabee, and Joe Wilson.