Even before he took office, the president recognized the political value of social media tools. His 2008 election team is often credited as waging the first digitally-focused campaign, using Twitter, Facebook and even their own original platform to get voters excited about the candidate.
Social media provides us with a tremendous opportunity to support the ongoing and future development of our nurses, scientists, and professional leaders.
Since childhood, I have been interested in journalism and politics. When I was in my early teens, I frequently watched the early local news. Now as a young adult, attending school in Washington, D.C. I can take advantage of a plethora of journalistic opportunities.
Most new channels are more focused on preserving the user experience versus generating brand revenue. If you find yourself jumping into too many new social spaces, you could be setting yourself up for a rude awakening come budgetary "judgment day".
If your head starts spinning whenever tech-savvy people start riffing about things like SEO, SMM, SEM, CPC, CTR, and so on, you're probably not alone. To make heads or tails of social media, I recently caught up with Ross Taylor, owner of Alameda Internet Marketing, a Bay Area SEO company that specializes in helping small- and medium-sized businesses get found online.
The media and pundits are really missing the boat by solely extolling the virtues of a petty billionaire demagogue named Donald Trump, and beating on Hillary because her name is Clinton -- instead of looking at the new trends available over social media.
Over the weekend, former New York Gov. George Pataki and fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took to Twitter to snipe at one another -- Pataki tweeted that Trump is "unfit to run for president," and Trump responded by saying Pataki was "a terrible governor."
After my Twitter account got viciously hacked in February, I bid a fond farewell to 200,000 followers, and with it: my sanity, self-respect and good judgement... all of which were in short supply to begin with.
You've always wanted to write that novel, and now you're finally deep in the weeds. You tweet "#amwriting" and suddenly you've got a slew of new followers, all of whom are doing the exact same thing. Here's a snapshot of what that pain looks like.
Let me tell you a secret: virtually all of Twitter just equals noise. Smoke. Stuff you don't want and can't use. So why bother? Because every now and then, it works.
Perhaps what feeds this genius, this champion of communication and understanding among us, is that he comprehends the power of one. It is a power we often forget -- I know I do -- the ability to change the world, one small, tiny, at times seemingly insignificant action at a time.
Palin has long argued that the world's resources are a gift from God to be plundered. Climate change? Palin doesn't believe that humans could impact the climate. People of faith have a special responsibility here because we are charged by God to be stewards of creation and thus far we have failed to live out our responsibilities.
And so #coalisamazing became a viral hit and made the little known Australian Mineral Council a Twitter sensation... just not in the way their marketing team would have wanted. So if we dig a bit deeper past these tweets mocking a PR fail what can we say about the shifting perceptions to fossil fuels.
That's all Lebanon needed, a deadly sandstorm to accompany the government's paralysis, crumbling infrastructure, rolling demonstrations, and pervasive frustration.
I not only found through the director and writer of the film Sue Brooks, a graceful new way of looking at life, but also embarked on a journey through a world of characters that feel very familiar.
As a fan of both Banff Squirrel and the Banff/Lake Louise area, I contacted the Squirrel to see if he'd be willing to take time out of his busy schedule (winter is coming, you know, and there are nuts to be hoarded) to do a Q&A with me. Much to my delight, he agreed.