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Another YouTube upload by Barack Obama

November 16, 2008 |  5:20 pm

For years, people have been saying that radio is dead.

But yesterday, Barack Obama may have put another nail in the coffin when he posted his second weekly address to the nation on YouTube. The tradition of the weekly radio address (which dates back to President Franklin D. Roosevelt) has gone viral.

The president-elect plans to continue the practice once he is sworn in, his transition team says. In fact, it intends to create a White House YouTube channel.

It's no surprise, of course. Obama built much of his campaign on the Internet, and YouTube is a fast (and free) forum to speak to anyone online. As L.A. Times technology writer Jessica Guynn points out, it could become a powerful platform to generate support for his policies.

-- Kate Linthicum

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