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Crowd-sourcing The Boston Marathon Attack

Posted April 17th, 2013 at 1:22 pm (UTC-4)
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How Social Media, And Thousands of Pictures, May Help Solve The Puzzle Doug Bernard | Washington DC For being one of the most punishing, grueling athletic tests an individual can put themselves through, marathons are surprisingly popular. This year in the United States alone, 632 marathons are scheduled to be run. Year in and year […]

Electing A Pope In The Twitter Age

Posted March 13th, 2013 at 9:34 am (UTC-4)

How Social Media May Shape A Conclave, And A Future Pontiff Doug Bernard | Washington DC As you read this, the doors to the Sistine Chapel are likely locked and sealed with wax and a ribbon. The conclave of the Roman Catholic Church is underway, and for the moment, the world’s most-watched communications device is…a […]

The Death Of Old Fashioned Convention Coverage?

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 4:57 pm (UTC-4)
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A Creaky Political Tradition Meets A Nimble Digital Media Doug Bernard | Charlotte NC Journalists, as a rule, are pretty good complainers. Conventions bring out some of our best. Come stand in line at the poetically named “Concession Stand” here in the basement of the Charlotte Convention Center for a few minutes and you’ll hear […]

Shattered Glass

Posted June 20th, 2012 at 4:07 pm (UTC-4)
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One Hit, And One Miss, On Social Media Integration Ross Slutsky | Washington DC Network executives have been buzzing for years about finding new ways to add social media into the television experience. No TV program worth a mention doesn’t have its own Twitter feed, Facebook page or some other social networking component. But are […]

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#McMistake: How Social Media Can Fail

Posted January 24th, 2012 at 2:48 pm (UTC-4)
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A Cautionary Tale Of Hashtags Doug Bernard | Washington DC It’s become commonplace to hear people praise the virtues of social media. Facebook and YouTube are replacing radio and TV as the first stop for new movie previews and political advertising. Anyone who’s anyone has their own Twitter page and RMS feed. News outlets all […]

Who’s Censoring Whom?

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 9:54 pm (UTC-4)
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And Why Digital Storage May Not Be Forever Doug Bernard | Washington DC Periodically we like to share a few of the stories and posts from across the web that caught our eye.  There are no editorial threads implied connecting these items together, other than being interesting. #1: Who’s Censoring Whom? The Brookings Institute think […]

Psychological War, Social-Media Style

Posted March 3rd, 2011 at 5:54 pm (UTC-4)
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“Frenemies” and the Uses, or Abuses, of Social Media We’re currently working on an update of the roiling cyber-theater that is Anonymous vs. HBGary.  Like any great drama the story is complex, has a large cast, and requires time to fully digest.  Sadly we – like many – were a few minutes late to the […]

Look Who Wants To Be Facebook Friends

Posted February 18th, 2011 at 3:57 pm (UTC-4)
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And Bloggers Pay the Price for Free Speech Online Periodically we like to share a few of the stories and posts from across the web that caught our eye.  There are no editorial threads implied connecting these items together, other than being interesting. #1 Terrorists Move to Social Media.  The open-source group Public Intelligence recently […]

Arabs Find – and Lose – Their Voice Online

Posted February 4th, 2011 at 3:34 pm (UTC-4)
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Digital Connections Sprout in a Difficult Environment The images collected over the last two months have been nothing if not compelling. Masses of Tunisians surrounding government office buildings as President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali flees the nation.  Thousands of Yemenis filling the streets of Sanaa to protest the rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.  […]

The Hidden Dangers of Social Media

Posted February 1st, 2011 at 4:45 pm (UTC-4)
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Philip Alexiou in Washington DC How important is it for companies to have a social media policy?  And if the company you work for does have one, do you understand it?  Social media is a fast moving technology that is catching users and companies by surprise. Imagine writing something unflattering about your co-workers on Facebook, […]

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