Matt Baldwin on the YouTube Debates, ROTFL!

In case you hadn’t heard, the Democratic hopefuls fielded questions from from YouTube users via YouTube videos in a weird sort of awkward lurch of traditional media and politics into the user-centric land of the web. I heard some excerpts from the debate, and I have to imagine that the candidates all saw visions of themselves never working in politics again, but it all seemed to come off okay. There were a few song questions and bizarre voice questions and silly leading questions, but it was just a political debate (or Q&A, whatever), in the end.

I found the whole thing a little silly and gimmicky, but I think Matthew Baldwin really hits the nail on the head when it comes to my views on the YouTube community. You should really just bookmark his site. It’s in my sidebar, people. I can only assume you overlooked it while enjoying my wayward prose.