Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Next Barack Roll?

Last year, Google introduced Gaudi, an audio indexing tool which allows citizens to type a keyword or phrase into the search bar and easily pull up all of the political speeches which include that entry. In August, Hugh Atkin used the tool and wowed YouTube users with his video creation, the "Barack Roll" (the video has received over 6 million views).

Now nonprofits are jumping on the audio indexing train as well. The Energy Action Coalition, who is hosting a climate summit for 10,000 young activists in two weeks, has put together a spiffy recruitment video using the Google tool:

Want to try your hand at a political mash-up? Start your speech-to-text adventure here.


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