Politicians are using online video too -- for Q&A's, live streaming debates, and appearances.
By July 2012, Obama's You Tube channel had over 200 million views.
Online video changed how we view and digest debates.
Inexpensive webcams, audio software, and video-sharing websites like You Tube Self allow us to create self-produced video and upload it to large servers with ease.
The White House uses Twitter, Facebook, Google , Linked In, You Tube, and Reddit to connect with Americans. Obama, among many other politicians, has organized a Twitter town hall at the White House to answer questions from the public.
The list goes on and on, but the number of Internet venues in which politicians can connect with us are many.
But with the use of the Internet, recruiting volunteers has changed tremendously. Political activism has also changed with the birth of the Internet.Think of how costly that time would have been on TV or radio!