There’s quite a shift at the moment with the heavy hitters in social media and peer communities making a play into politics. Zuckerberg has been touring mining towns “listening to the people”. Joe Biden will be announcing a special group of people PAC – American Possibilities – tomorrow. “Officially, the group will be “dedicated to […]
Barack Obama says blogs have no serious fact checking, no context – also noted is that an undercover Huffington Post blogger got damaging information by sneaking into a “no-Press” event.
Kentucky Fried Chicken offer to fix potholes in exchange for graffiti – err sorry – advertising on the hole covers. From The Chicago Tribune: Colonel Sanders look-alike Bob Thompson helps a repair crew in Louisville “re-fresh” one of the estimated 350 million potholes nationwide. (KFC Corporation photo/ March 24, 2009) There is a danger on […]
Politics and social networks don’t mix?And if they do, how do online communities have a say, and aren’t just ‘used’? I’ve have my doubts about Obama’s commitment to social media. Oh, not to social network marketing – the pushing out, on social media broadcast channels like YouTube and Twitter, of widgets and press releases. But […]
New software automatically reaches out of the screen and handcuffs you to Facebook until the court documents arrive. Oh, alright, that’s a fib… Oh, we love Nick Abrahams at Deacons. Well as much as one can love a lawyer 😛 Australian court serves documents via Facebook The big question about Facebook is does it have […]
DirkTheCow on Twitter just linked to ThisIsHerd blog post on Vancouver film students who blog. 3rd largest country for blogging.Iran: A nation of bloggers from Mr.Aaron on Vimeo.It’s just a shame that they don’t mention that the President of Iran blogs President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran Blog It’s not that the video is wrong, it’s […]
I saw that Meraki has won a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer prize, and it reminded me that a new kind of economy – well, an old one made more feasible through economies of scale – is arising. The Social Economy. Meraki Inc. USA Sanjit Biswas, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer www.meraki.com Meraki Networks, Inc. […]
I work with government departments on their social media policies. Both politicans and public servants have some of the same issues. Often showing them case studies of other immigration, tax, heritage, whatever in other countries or other States can help them see how they can sell the idea of conversation into their risk averse cultures. […]