Is social media a big deal? Psh! Is the Pope Catholic?

Published January 28, 2009 7:46 am by LoSasso
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You know it’s time to get on the social media bandwagon when even the Vatican has its own YouTube channel.

The channel features video and audio footage of Pope Benedict XVI’s speeches and news available in four different languages.

The 81-year-old Pope wisely said, “You must find ways to spread—in a new manner—voices and pictures of hope, through the internet, which wraps all of our planet in an increasingly close-knitted way.”

Amen to that!

Respective channels have been made for President Obama, the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, Queen Elizabeth, the UK Parliament, and Queen Rania of Jordan.

President Obama’s use of YouTube videos to address the nation seems to be the 21st century’s version of FDR’S “Fireside Chats.” After a successful campaign, with over 1,800 YouTube videos propelling him to victory, Obama has decided to deliver a four-minute message over the popular web service every week.

I wonder if he’ll ever allow comments.