Tonight the TV told me that John Howard is on YouTube.
Interesting – I just came out of a panel discussion where one of the questions was how content authors and marketers should engage with their audience in the modern online world.
But John Howard on YouTube… I have sneaking (like an stampede of elephants sneaking up on Stevie Wonder) suspicion that this is going to go very very badly.
I search on Google and find this and this.
The comments on his myspace page are as expected.
At least the page didn’t make my eyes bleed.
I go to YouTube, enter John Howard in the search box.
And I get these…
Then I realise that I need to list them by “Date Added” Not the default order of “Relevance”.
I wonder how many people will bother to do that – or even see the option? I only saw it when I was cropping the screen grab. Someone missed the modal user-journey. Oh dear.
I now easly find the video and the most likely legitimate user that posted it.
A typical comment of substance was
“using a medium to appeal to the ‘youth’ with a speech that would interest maybe 30-40+ year olds?”
The rest of the comments can’t be posted on my blog without affecting my net-nanny rating.
This is less of a conversation and more of a broadcast to the nation. Just how do you have a conversation on YouTube? The top tier conversations are done in video replies – this reduces the text comments to the peanut gallery. If John was to get back on and actually reply to some of the sane posts – in video – that would be something special. Given the volume of comments – he should reply to his own video and address some of the comments directly.
Can a politician in a poll driven world afford to engage in conversation with an individual when they get further by talking to an issue?
I wonder if there are remixes of it yet? Some of the re-posts have been replaced with
I see a few clones of it already. The substitutes are on their way.
I await the great streaming inevitable.
Oh so wrong, before he even says anything it looks wrong. Not the rabbit he was hoping for. He needs to fire somebody this, maybe himself?
We have a video response