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Finding Elected Officials on Twitter

Finding Elected Officials on Twitter

Image via CrunchBase Finding people on Twitter can be tricky.  With so many users, it’s easy for valuable profiles to slip through the cracks.  When looking for elected officials, I’ve found that a great start is to use an aggregator like GovTwit.  Using this site, I can identify search for elected officials and filter them [...]

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Why I’m studying social meda

Why I’m studying social meda

Image by adultaddcoach via Flickr This week, my professor, Drew Keller, is asking my class to write about what we are planning to do with the degree we are earning.  This is actually a good question, and I find that my answer changes pretty regularly.  Part me of just loves this stuff, but in the [...]

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Opting for Optimism – Twitter Class Reading Reflection #2

Opting for Optimism – Twitter Class Reading Reflection #2

Cover via Amazon The final section of Cass R. Sunstein‘s book Infotopia is titled “Opting for Optimism.”  This section addresses both optimistic and pessimistics views of decisions being made from the massive amounts of information that can be found online.  The pessimistic view “emphasizes mob psychology, groupthink, and the risk that people will lead one [...]

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Twitter Lessons – How your profile can increase transparency

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As I study Twitter in my Twitter Class at the MCDM, I have found myself learning some aspects of Twitter that I’ve neglected in the past.  One of the big ones is the profile itself – particularly the background.  For my personal Twitter account, I simply chose a stock background because I didn’t think it [...]

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Slate V – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Aspects of Slate’s Video Site

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Image via Wikipedia This week in my Web Strategies for Storytelling class, we are looking at how print-focused websites are implementing video.  A couple years ago, my favorite online magazine – Slate.com – launched Slate V, a video focused piece of their website.  I was initially very excited about the site, but honestly haven’t paid [...]

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Synopsis: Design and Adoption of Social Collaboration Software within Businesses

Report Summary: Design and Adoption of Social Collaboration Software within Businesses (Blackwell, J., Sheridan, J., Instone, K., Schwartz, D. R., and Kogan, S. (April 2009) ) View more presentations from jonhickey.

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3 Best Practices for Organizations Using Twitter

3 Best Practices for Organizations Using Twitter

Image via CrunchBase As Twitter become more popular and necessary for organizations to engage in, it is becoming important to know exactly how to use Twitter.  The following are three best practices I propose for organizations using Twitter: Find your community Applications such as TweetDeck allow you to easily keep a live search stream to [...]

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Free – Chris Anderson’s New Book and Why He is Right

Free – Chris Anderson’s New Book and Why He is Right

Image via Wikipedia Chris Anderson’s new book Free has sparked a debate about the future of idea-based product pricing.  According to Anderson, products that are based primarily on ideas rather than “stuff” are going to trend toward being free as the new digital economy continues to develop. I certainly agree with this – and you [...]

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Microsoft Soapbox – Too Little, Too Late

Microsoft Soapbox – Too Little, Too Late

Image via CrunchBase Well, it looks like the war is over.  Microsoft is conceding to YouTube by scaling back on their video service Soapbox. Wait, Microsoft has a video service?  Apparently they do. For some reason, Microsoft likes to try to make an application to compete in every market.  When it comes to online video, this [...]

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Tweet for Charity

Tweet for Charity

Image via CrunchBase Some pretty fun Twitter memes have popped up lately – most notably the #nerdpickuplines meme.  #nerdpickuplines was a blast for the nerd community, and even earned itself an article in the L.A. Times.  Yesterday a less noticed Twitter meme came to my attention.  Edufire, an online video learning company, decided to have [...]

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