A Digital Milestone in 2012: 100,000,000 Video Views
Earlier this month, we reached a milestone with the news that our videos have been viewed more than 100,000,000 (that's one hundred million!) times since we launched the official White House YouTube channel on Inauguration weekend in 2009. Two of our most watched videos of all time were posted in the first week of President Obama’s term.
Since then, viewers have had a chance to follow the President, the First Family and the Obama Administration on YouTube via almost daily video updates, including the President’s weekly address, on demand versions of all of his speeches and remarks at public events, video of events that take place at the White House like our Champions of Change celebrations, plus behind the scenes looks at everything from preparing for the holiday season and planting the Kitchen Garden each year, to West Wing Week, an up-close review of the President’s schedule.
Check out the 10 most viewed videos below. If you want to see more, visit our YouTube channel -- you can subscribe for regular updates.
December 14, 2012: President Obama makes a statement in the Brady Press Briefing room on the shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
May 1, 2010: President Obama makes a statement from the East Room at the White House on the death of Osama bin Laden.
January 25, 2012: The enhanced version of President Obama's 2012 State of the Union Address features charts, graphs and other visual aids that accompanied the President's speech.
November 29, 2012: Bo inspects the White House holiday decorations. The annual White House holiday decorations are a beloved American tradition, and this year folks got an early look at how the theme Joy For All was interpreted throughout the house, with the Obama family's dog leading the tour.
June 4, 2009: A New Beginning, President Obama's speech in Cairo, Egypt, outlines his personal commitment to engagement with the Muslim world, based upon mutual interests and mutual respect. The President discusses how the United States and Muslim communities around the world can bridge some of the differences that have divided them. (This video was uploaded in two different formats, when the totals are combined this speech is the 5th most viewed video on our channel.)
January 20, 2009: President Obama's Inaugural Address calls for a "new era of responsibility."
October 21, 2010: It Gets Better is a video message President Obama recorded to give hope and support to young people who are being bullied or harassed because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.
May 1, 2010: President Obama and Jay Leno trade jokes at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington. DC.
January 24, 2009: In his first weekly address after being sworn in as 44th President of the United States, President Obama discusses the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan.
February 7, 2012: President Obama shoots a marshmallow across the State Dining Room using 14-year-old inventor Joey Hudy’s “Extreme Marshmallow Cannon” at the White House Science Fair.