Update at 9:30 a.m. PST: Video audience figures have been updated.
President-elect Barack Obama has now posted his second weekly address to YouTube, and it has already gotten more than 411,000 views. A week ago, I criticized the use of YouTube by Obama's transition team, calling it a no-bid giveaway to the Google-owned video-sharing site.
The solution I called for then--the adoption of BitTorrent as the official distribution platform for Change.gov--was, admittedly, a pipe dream.
In this post, I'll explain why the government needs to step up and host its own videos and why … Read more