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Talking with Sam Ettaro of RepublicMedia.TV, Part Two

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Welcome back for the conclusion of my interview with Sam Ettaro, who developed RepublicMedia.TV. RMTV is a mixed media site. How exactly does that work?

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RMTV is indeed a true multimedia experience. We rely on the written word, graphic communications, video and audio to deliver content. Producers that have their own webTV show or radio show use a wide variety of technologies to produce and deliver content. Many are using platforms such as Livestream and Ustream, but there are many option available.

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The cool thing about these technologies is that they are very easy to use and they're incredibly powerful! Anyone with a decent computer, broadband internet connection and a few bucks to spend on a good webcam and mic setup can have their own webTV show these days. It's really not complicated once you get over the intimidation factor.

I preach this message all the time and use the message of personal empowerment through digital media in classes I teach on the subject both through my job as a high school technology instructor and through virtual activist training seminars I offer on the web. This year I offered seminars to the national Constitution Party and the Green Party. Shortly afterward, the Green Party launched their own webTV channel! That was a good thing to see.

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Young people are very receptive to the concept of social and political engagement through the digital media arts. They grasp these technologies very quickly and are generally far more daring than most adults. They like to be heard and at RepublicMedia.TV we're always on the lookout for talented young broadcasters that we can help to expand their audience through our network.

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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)

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