Tag Archives: social media

#StopKony making history? Or just a lot of noise?

ShareTweet I was honored last night to be invited to share some social media perspective on PBS’ NewsHour. You can watch my comments here. Invisible Children’s #Kony2012 campaign has a lot of people talking. After three days on YouTube, the video had … Continue reading

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Why do you click “Donate Now”?

ShareTweet It’s been a while since I posted to this blog. If you’ll allow me to make excuses, I do think I have a couple of good ones. I’ve been madly working to finish my master’s degree at Johns Hopkins … Continue reading

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Why Foursquare is a Bad Idea…and Twitter still reigns

ShareTweet Foursquare is what some in social media circles are calling the Twitter of 2010. It is a social media game that rewards you for logging your location at any point in the day.  Eating a burrito? Tell the world … Continue reading

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How dog fights and old couches can define a community

ShareTweet Craigslist and outdoor markets both form communities, but in very different ways. Many would argue that a physical community will always be stronger than a virtual one, but even the biggest fear-mongers for the evils of technology admit to … Continue reading

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The ten best ways to fail at PR 2.0

ShareTweet Brian Solis and Deirdre Breakenridge have some great advice in PR 2.0: Putting the public back in public relations. I’ve taken it to heart by coming up with my top ten ways to utterly fail at public relations in today’s world … Continue reading

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What happens when everyone’s a social media “expert”

ShareTweet In the booming world of social media, words like “guru,” “expert,” and … ugh…”innovator” are handed out like participation trophies at a 3rd grade swim meet. But what–or who–determines the line of demarcation between average social media consumer and … Continue reading

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Social-ized Media: Why socialism is the wave of the Web

ShareTweet At least once a week I see protesters against universal health care holding huge posters warning of Obama’s socialist agenda (I work right by the White House). Conservative pundits like Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck insult Obama by calling … Continue reading

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What the White House has to say about selling social media

ShareTweet This week I was fortunate enough to ask Macon Phillips, the director of the office of new media at the White House, how he is able to hurdle government bureaucracy and create some of the Web’s most innovative uses … Continue reading

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Here comes everybody, there go the pros: The collective wisdom of the Web.

ShareTweet This week I had the distinct honor to interview longtime investigative journalist Seymour Hersh. His office was a love story to journalism of days past. It was filled with piles of boxes, papers, files, notebooks, awards, and books written by … Continue reading

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Mad Men in the Groundswell? I don't think so.

ShareTweet Perhaps one of the reasons I like social media so much is because it seems to go against the very foundation of traditional marketing practices. Reading Forrester Research’s “Groundswell” you almost feel like you’re reading a self-help book for … Continue reading

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