I created a personal blog site over at my.barackobama.com this evening and posted some thoughts titled, “The personal value of YouTube in politics.” I’m not only intrigued by the role social media is playing in 21st century U.S. politics, I’m also interested in being involved.
YouTube rocks. I also like the things I hear Senator Obama saying about what needs to change in U.S. politics and in our White House specifically.
Don’t worry, I’m not going to politicize my messages here on “Moving at the Speed of Creativity” beyond what I already share about our need for educational megachange, a focus on digital literacy, a shift away from high stakes accountability, etc. I’m going to use my blog space over on the Obama campaign’s website to share my political views related to foreign policy, health care, and other issues.
I’ll be putting in more than my 2 cents worth on education policy there as well, however. When I do that, I’ll share a reference link here in case you’re interested in following those conversation threads.
Can our voices change the course of education policy in the United States? I’m not sure. I’m certainly willing to give it a try, however.
Words and ideas can be powerful. I don’t think I fully grasp the transformational communication potential represented by social media technologies like blogs and YouTube. Yet.
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