Megan Taylor

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Davos Debates on YouTube

For me, the great thing about YouTube isn’t finding new music, disturbing advertisements, or hilarious miscellany.

The great thing about YouTube is how it creates avenues for discourse.

Davos Debates on YouTube

For the second time, YouTube is hosting the Davos Debates – but this year, whoever uploads the best video response to one of the session questions gets a free ride to Switzerland.

YouTube has partnered with the World Economic Forum to open up debates from this year’s Davos annual meeting. We’re inviting people to record a video answering one of four session questions, and whoever uploads the most original, creative and popular video will win a reporter’s pass and fully-paid trip to Davos at the end of January. Along with that, the best videos received will be played in the relevant sessions to Davos attendees.

Go to http://youtube.com/davos and check out the submissions. Submit your own response. Whether you win or your video is chosen for viewing at Davos doesn’t matter. Getting involved in the discussion does.

The questions:

  • Are you confident that global growth will be restored in 2009?
  • Should company executives have a code of ethics similar to doctors and lawyers?
  • Will the environment lose out to the economy in 2009?
  • Will the Obama administration improve the state of the world in 2009?

What do you think?

  • Wow, this is the first post I've seen about this. I was the guy who created that gadget for YouTube and the whole project went much better than we all thought it would. It's such a great idea and YouTube is such a powerful platform for generating discussion. YouTube has now gone from being just a video web site to more of a search engine too.

  • Wow, this is the first post I've seen about this. I was the guy who created that gadget for YouTube and the whole project went much better than we all thought it would. It's such a great idea and YouTube is such a powerful platform for generating discussion. YouTube has now gone from being just a video web site to more of a search engine too.

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