YouTube and Congress Reach Detente

Remember the hoop-dee-do-dah in 2008 about Congressional use of social media? As the 111th Congress debuts, YouTube has released two hubs, Youtube.com/senatehub and Youtube.com/househub where citizens can check out their Senators or Representatives. Here's hoping that sharp eyes keep a lookout for content that crosses the line from governing to electioneering. Remember: it's not legal to campaign with government resources. And even though this resource is privately offered, it's endorsed officially and should be used for governance only. Mark my words: that restriction is going to be hard to enforce. …continue reading →