Posts Tagged ‘youtube’

Don’t let them out of downtown without thinking about BC-STV

May 11, 2009

Hey there.  One more day to go.  Tomorrow is the big vote and we’ll see if the forces of reason win out over the forces of fear and lack of information (its a weak force 🙂 )

Take  a look at the events map, there are some people planning to cover skytrains in vancouver and maybe bridges too so that no one can get home tonight without having to think about BC-STV again, at least for a second.

If you haven’t already, take a look at this video from Christy Clark, former Deputy Premier of BC and current host on CKNW.  Be sure to rate it with five stars and leave a comment. This has drawn some attention and some people think it may be turning the tide in our favour.  We’ll see tomorrow night.


Oh no you didn’t! YouTube Comments Too Much for No-STV

April 24, 2009

novideocomments1 Wow.  Did you see the Pro-FPTP tv commercial put out recently by the No-STV campaign?  No, most people didn’t either, its pretty bad actually.  But its up on youtube, while you’re there make sure you look at the related videos, such as the awesome gummy bear explanation of BC-STV.  But notice the following about the ad when you get there.

No Comments!

Well, they really understand this whole web2.0, social media thing don’t they?  No comments on a video?  People comment on pictures, links, websites, blogs, tweets, recipes, news stories, … on everything!  On Facebook now people are starting whole discussion threads commenting on people’s status messages, which are usually comments to begin with!  Commenting is the whole point!

As was pointed out by some people on Twitter, the discussion on this youtube vdieo was a little one sided, in that there was a lot of people saying how misleading the ad was and one user defending it.

Just one.

Last time I looked there were at around 20 unique users comments on the fault of the video while a single user called No2STV (or something like that) was trying to deal with the flood and counter everyone.

So now they stopped the discussion altogether.  That’s ok.  We’ll have the discussion online elsewhere, shutting down discussion is not the way to use social media, that’s what the social part means.

UPDATE April 29,2009: Now you can view the Yes-for-BC-STV tv ad too! And of course, comments are allowed. Come on, yo have to admit, its lots better than the other ad, whether you agree with it or not (and if you don’t agree, we need to talk…).  Here’s and interesting comparison, I’ll update this every few days until the election:

Video Views Rating
No to BC-STV 2,384 (April 29) 0.5 stars
Yes for BC-STV 3,231 (April 29) 4.5 stars