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It snuck up on us a bit, but yesterday we uploaded our 1,000th video to YouTube. From day one of this Administration, we have made it a priority to make freely available to the public as much video content as we can in service of President Obama's commitment to an open and transparent government. Toward that goal, we launched the official White House channel on YouTube on Inauguration Day, with the President's Inaugural Address as our most watched YouTube video to date at 1.3 million views. This channel has continued to be an online venue for people around the globe to view everything from press briefings to speeches to the President's Weekly Address to feature videos that open up the gates of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in new and fun ways.
Looking back at these thousand videos, here are some crowd favorites, historic moments, and one day of Snowmageddon:
YouTube isn't the only home for our videos--you can of course find them here at whitehouse.gov/video as well as via podcast and on Vimeo. And a note on accessibility for the hearing impaired. From the very beginning of the Administration, all of our video content on YouTube and at whitehouse.gov is closed captioned, which can be activated by the "CC" button on the players.
Jason Djang is the Director of Video, White House New Media.