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WATCH: How Social Media Is Changing Politics

commonwealth club | Mehroz Baig | Posted 09.20.2013 | San Francisco

The Commonwealth Club and The Huffington Post San Francisco present "Commonwealth Club Thought Leaders," an ongoing series of insights from the most i...

Larry King Talks YouTube Politics, Suspenders, and HBO's Newsroom (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.27.2012 | Media
Shira Lazar

Iconic radio, television, and now Internet host Larry King enjoyed his first-ever "geek out" in the What's Trending studio, where we talked about his show on Ora TV, upcoming coverage for YouTube's Politics channel, and rapidly evolving Internet pop culture.

An Appeal: Winning Back Political Discourse

Faiz Siddiqui | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics
Faiz Siddiqui

Luke Hall, an ambitious 19-year-old politician from Cincinnati, strives to limit misinformation by changing the way we take in politics in the first place.

Is YouTube the Successor to Television -- Or to LIFE Magazine?

Dan Schiller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Schiller

YouTube's content may render it less like commercial TV than like a prior icon of our common culture, Life Magazine -- which failed as a weekly late in 1972.

Macaca Day 2009: From George Allen to Claire McCaskill, Video Trackers to Town Haters

Dan Manatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Manatt

Town Halls -- perhaps they should be renamed "Town Hates" -- have become the front lines of an anti-government revolt by various groups, including health care reform opponents.

Obama's Cocaine, Clinton's Pot and the Facebook Generation

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Both Obama and Clinton strained to exert control over their history. Many young people no longer have that option at all.

Condi Rice's Tortured Macaca Moment

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Rice's recent incident shows the prospects for what we might call a substantive Macaca Moment -- using YouTube and citizen media to scrutinize our leaders on the issues, not gaffes.

Netroots Nation Diggs Pelosi, Tubes Obama

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Three years ago, web activists were undeniable outcasts in Democratic politics and no bar outside of Berkeley could spell "netroots." Now, the movement has an open line to every player in the party.