Have you ever been watching cat videos on YouTube and thought, ‘You know what would really go well with these? A live look-in at Capitol Hill!’ While many of us have never had that thought, if you have … you’re in luck! YouTube recently brought live streams from members of US Congress to its site, helping make your time browsing internet videos a bit more educational. YouTube said that as a part of this service, all federal legislators now have the ability to access advanced features on their YouTube channels. This isn’t the first time that YouTube has delved into the political world – it aired live streams of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, as well as the State of the Union address and Presidential Debates last fall. YouTube won’t air live daily coverage of congressional sessions as part of this service, though that option hasn’t been ruled out in the future. Washington D.C. is quickly going digital in our connected world. The only question is: What’s next?
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.