Ovc Opengov on Jun 19th, 2009 :: 0:18:48 to 0:20:06
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Jake Brewer: The first part of this: you guys have seen two platforms that I think are really brilliant, at the starting point.  It's kind of the YouTube of politics to a certain degree, and across the board in a way, is kind of Capital Hub.  I hate when entrepreneurs from three years ago that would say "so it's kind of like, uuuh, it's like if you take del.icio.us and YouTube and Facebook and you put them all together?  That's what we do."  It doesn't make sense.  I hate describing things in terms of that, but [prefer to describe it] in terms of politics and how it relates to your actual government.

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Then of course we've got MetaVid, which is now indexing stuff in really powerful ways, and creating this stuff.  It's also—correct me if I'm wrong—it's restricted to C-SPAN footage, so far.  You also have things like Google Audio Indexing, has everyone seen that?  This is one of those sites that not too many people know about, so you can search a word like 'economy' and it tells you—just scroll over the yellow here—it actually tells you the sentence in which it appears and then you can play the video.  He says it four, five times throughout that, so if you want to figure out who's taking about 'economy,' who's talking about 'energy,' who's taking about these different things, you can actually search for it.  You have some of these platforms starting to come out and they're necessarily not just C-SPAN, it's some of these other things in other places, but that's also highly restrictive.  If you talk to the guys that run the political division at YouTube they'll basically say "we can't get much more of this stuff."  "We can't index stuff that's happening on the street."

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Jake Brewer: I'll finish my little bit with examples.  Can anyone think of examples of when this actually happened, where a citizen with a video camera did something that untimely resulted in accountability or action?  <Audience member: The "mukaka moment.">  Yeah, the fact that we can say that it was a mukaka moment for anybody now—"boy, that was almost a mukaka moment!"—first of all, I hate that we actually have to use that name.

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Crowdsourcing an Open Government: Using Distributed Video to Hold the Elected Accountable

Jake Brewer — Engagement Director, Sunlight Foundation
Robert Millis — Capitol Hub
Abram Stern — Univ. of California, Santa Cruz & Metavid

2009 Open Video Conference

Session held at at 11:08 am on 20-June-2009
NYU Vanderbilt Hall, New York, NY


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