Social Media

Social Media and Snow Plows – A Vision for Competitive Grants

The recent blizzard has caused chaos on the East Coast and created severe political problems for Mayor Bloomberg as residents decry the lack of snow removal. Meanwhile, in Newark, Mayor Cory Booker is using Twitter to communicate with residents to better direct snow removal efforts. In some instances, he is shoveling out cars himself. His […]

Social Media Hate

CNN invited me to discuss the murder of a young woman who was stalked and harassed via social media, specifically YouTube and Facebook. She was eventually shot and killed in her college classroom by her stalker, who then put the gun in his own mouth. Anyone who reads this blog does so because they are intent on […]

Social Media – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly – Part 4

We live in a high-speed, on demand world, and like everything else, the news we take in, the events that shape us, and the information that informs our decisions has had to adapt.  Social   media  has many purposes – connections, friendships, shared goals, education and training, and also among those purposes is  news  reporting. Our […]

Social Media News Releases Explained

You’ve surely heard the term “social media news release” in all the buzz about the new, social Web, but what does it mean? A social media news release is just like a traditional news release, except that it is also social media and Web 2.0 optimized. In short, this kind of news release encourages interactivity, […]