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Snowman goes global: Youtube questions at World Economic Forum (Davos)

The World Economic Forum and Youtube appear to have joined forces and are requesting that Youtube users submit questions for the Davos event to be held next year (youtube.com/thedavosquestion). One or more top-rated videos will be selected and screened for the attendees, and then the attendees will deign to provide responses. The user videos should answer the following question:

"What one thing do you think that countries, companies or individuals must do to make the world a better place in 2008?"

Then, starting January first, visitors will vote for their top choice. (Since coming up with a voting system isn't that difficult, I wonder why they couldn't have had it in place for the CNN debates.)

Unlike with the questions for the U.S. presidential race, I'd be very happy if all or most of the questions are completely idiotic and then an effort could be started to vote up the absolute worst one. Maybe Hank The Angry Drunken Dwarf could join forces with the Snowman to promote World Communism, or maybe Obama Girl has a song.

Note that the spokesmodel for this effort is Lori Harfenist ("The Resident"). While easy on the eyes (youtube.com/watch?v=2zMxGgmPcHs), she's not exactly known for being a heavyweight pundit nor someone willing to ask real questions (see all her other videos, like youtube.com/watch?v=eVVHotSNR8g, youtube.com/watch?v=6Lqsc97lYlo, or youtube.com/watch?v=e3b-Xbau0nY). Note also that Chad Hurley, Youtube founder, spoke at last year's event (youtube.com/watch?v=2xXlZK5rCls).

Miscellania · Sat, 12/15/2007 - 10:35 · Importance: 4

Sun, 12/16/2007 - 03:51

I heard a lot of criticism of the two Iowa debates that they were boring, i.e., not entertaining enough. CNN spoiled us with their getting the crowd worked up, having baseball questions, snowmen and song videos, etc. That Iowa lady simply had no flare for showmanship. You're right, LW, this host is pretty. Maybe CNN will counter with their new honey, Campbell Brown. Anderson 'no horserace' Cooper needs a day off anyway.