Some have attributed the success of President Barack Obama’s rise to prominence over early favorite Hillary Clinton in 2008 to the adept way his campaign handled social media. He generated the early buzz through social before the mainstream media and television started realizing he would be able to sneak right past his opponents into prominence.… Continue reading How will social media be used differently this election season?
Things are very different today than they’ve ever been in history. The way that people consume their media, the methods that politicians present their cases, and ability for people to communicate with each other has had as much of an impact on the political landscape as television had on the election of John F. Kennedy.… Continue reading Technology makes this government shutdown more dangerous than 1995
There’s a rush going on in Washington DC right now. It has been going on for over 2 years now and will continue until they get something done. The topic – cybersecurity. The latest failed legislation – CISPA. US News is reporting that the US Senate will not take up the cybersecurity bill but will… Continue reading CISPA is dead but cybersecurity legislation will rear its ugly head again
President Barack Obama’s team is very active on social media. The Facebook page that carries his name has new posts twice a day on average with a mix of hopeful messages, political statements, and personalized views into life at the White House. On Twitter, they post several times a day with links, pictures, and quotes… Continue reading What the President’s Google+ page tells us about the network
There was a time in 2008 when Twitter really started taking off. Celebrities were starting to use it. Kevin Rose, former geek leader and entrepreneur, dissed his own startup, Pownce, by saying that he preferred Twitter. The company was on a good trajectory. That was on the surface. Behind the scenes, it was far from… Continue reading As Twitter turns seven, its status is finally a safe one
President Obama’s successful re-election campaign last year was marked with many technological victories. They won most of the many battles on social media, held the attention of the media in a way that almost had the unbiased fabric of journalism tearing away to root for him, and dominated the devices to score major victories through… Continue reading The most successful email subject line for Obama’s campaign was “hey”
The opinions that we express in the real world are often not congruent with what we post on Twitter according to a report from Pew Research. Just because something is loved or hated on Twitter doesn’t mean that the real world feels the same way. Sometimes, the Twitter reality is opposite of real world reality.… Continue reading On Twitter, we like to spew vitriol
If you’re going to spread your message on Twitter, it’s best to avoid the Viagra technique. That’s the message coming from capitol hill as Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX) released evidence in a press release that he is being spammed by twitterbots. “Obama’s anti-gun campaign is a fraud,” Stockman said in the release. “Obama’s anti-gun activists… Continue reading Gun control Twitter campaign using ‘male enhancement pill’ techniques according to GOP congressman
Videos that try to make a political statement don’t normally find their way onto these pages, but considering the timeliness of the issue in question, this artistic video short is an exception. The FAA has taken steps to expand drone use in America. According to RT: US President Barack Obama has approved legislation that is… Continue reading Disturbing anti-drone surveillance video begs the question, “Who’s watching you?”
Before anyone starts chanting that the conspiracy theorists were bound to find something in the Cybersecurity Executive Order to attack for the sake of attacking, keep one thing in mind. I like the order as a whole. In many ways, it’s pretty impotent and stays in line with what privacy activists (myself included) had hoped… Continue reading Is the Cybersecurity Executive Order a wolf in sheep’s clothing?