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One of the things I love most about social media is the instantaneous way it allows people jump onto political gaffes. No sooner does a politician do something embarrassing when hashtags pop, Twitter accounts are launched and tumblr blogs start chronicling the funniest of these reactions.
A new study reveals whether major and minor social networks users are more likely to be Democrat or Republican. Do you have a guess for Twitter? Pinterest? It also shows which social networks have users who are more (or much less) politically active.
The Congressional Budget Office is now on YouTube, as well as Twitter. Government delivered to you! You might be thinking, “I have enough TV to watch. Why would I watch CBO testimonies?” Good question.
On the one hand, I am an avid user of social media. I use it professionally to promote what I think are important policy goals and I use it personally to stay in touch with family and an large network of friends I have gathered since I was a young boy. On the other hand, there is the “deadening, dehumanizing impact of social media on our lives, and our sex lives in particular.”
While you can’t plan to create a viral campaign, you can prepare to take advantage of one going viral. If you are lucky enough, like the ALS Association, to have this happen to you, astute enough to notice it is happening and ready to act, you can create a waterfall of opportunity and outcome for your cause.
Social media coverage of the unfolding events in Ferguson, MO continues to shine a light on real-time, unfiltered news reporting from both professional and citizen journalists. There was a time when the defenders of professional journalism would denigrate the citizen journalist as lacking in ethics, objectivity and, sometimes, even veracity. But those criticisms have lost some credibility.
Unlike the Kent State Massacre of 1970, the world is watching the crisis in Ferguson as it unfolds via social media. This is the age of #citizenjournalism, where the police in Ferguson are being vined, tweeted, instagrammed, wall-posted and pinned under the great social media microscope.
Countable is a new phone app designed to provide an engaging way to learn about bills and Congress and take positions on them. Bart Myers, founder and CEO of Countable, explains, “We found that there was a huge disconnect between politics and people, with few resources for the average citizen to keep up with what's going on in Congress and what kind of legislation is being passed."
In response to suspicions that Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was responsible for the delay of the immigration bill vote, Representative Jim Himes (D-CT4) tweeted a poem to Cruz: Sittin' at my desk,/Watchin' the news,/Rest of the day/Is up to Ted Cruz.
This is the story about President Obama special campaign strategy; specifically, it is about the new you-pay internship being offered by former Obama for America 2012’s field team leaders. Under the name 270 Strategies, Jeremy Bird and Mitch Stewart’s one-year old political campaign firm is providing a 5-week internship, where you’ll be placed in a current electoral campaign for $5,000. Sounds like great pay for an intern until you realize the intern has to pay 270 Strategies and the campaign gets the labor for free.