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The Importance of Community Trust

CraigThomler
Social media isn't just a reflection of the world - it is part of the world. How your organization conducts itself on social channels can significantly shape community views, creating a positive or negative impression.
The Importance of Community Trust

Government Agencies Acknowledge Security and the Cloud

BradFriedman
The health care arena has undergone drastic changes over the past few years, and technology and legislative compliance are at the heart of those changes as it relates to security and the cloud. The federal government recently made two endorsements of cloud technology, a move that validates the trusted security available with the cloud.
Government Agencies Acknowledge Security and the Cloud

Social Advocacy & Politics: Thought Leadership in the Social Age

DrDigipol
Social media is where public thinking happens. So if you want to be a thought leader, you must lead on social media. Lead not only on social media, but like the tree falling in the woods, if you want to be heard you’ve got to fall among thinking people.
Social Advocacy & Politics: Thought Leadership in the Social Age

Social Advocacy & Politics: ISIS Takes Control of Your Twitter Account

DrDigipol
While most of the media are focusing on ISIS’s use of social media to post gruesome pictures and slick videos, The Atlantic took a deeper dive into how ISIS is gaming Twitter. For example, ISIS understands that it only takes a handful of tweeters to steal a hashtag. Thus, they initially assembled a group of a couple hundred tweeters.
Social Advocacy & Politics: ISIS Takes Control of Your Twitter Account

Social Advocacy & Politics: The Epic Twitter Arrest of @PeoriaMayor

DrDigipol
In April, Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis ordered a police raid to shut down the expletive-laden Twitter parody account @PeoriaMayor. 29-year old Jim Daniels created the account (now renamed @NotPeoriaMayor for clarity sake) as a joke. He tweeted in the first person about “the mayor’s” drug-laden sexual escapades.
Social Advocacy & Politics: The Epic Twitter Arrest of @PeoriaMayor

What John Oliver's Trolls Can Teach Us About Community

Stacey Furtado
The FCC has received more than 45,000 comments on net neutrality proposals since May 15th, largely due to the effort of Last Week Tonight host John Oliver’s 13-minute rant on his June 1st episode. Here’s what we can learn from Oliver’s organized army.
What John Oliver's Trolls Can Teach Us About Community

Social Advocacy & Politics: Twoops! I Hate When Twitter Exposes My Hypocrisy

DrDigipol
In the Bergdahl case, Politwoops captures the hypocrisy of five legislators and one governor. Their initial celebration of an American soldier being brought home from our enemy’s prison camp was the right sentiment. Regardless of any other criticisms of the man, the President or the process, the compassionate thing to do is to rejoice.
Social Advocacy & Politics: Twoops! I Hate When Twitter Exposes My Hypocrisy

Everything You Thought You Knew About Privacy Is Wrong: The Snowden Legacy

mayapaveza
The average American believes that when they post a private message on Facebook, send an instant message on Google, or use SnapChat, that only the party the message is intended for is the person who will receive it. The truth is, the Constitution does not guarantee you the “right to privacy” in the way you may think it does.
Everything You Thought You Knew About Privacy Is Wrong: The Snowden Legacy

Social Advocacy & Politics: #AllMen Must Join #YesAllWomen Against #SomeMen

DrDigipol
The #YesAllWomen hashtag explosion is one part of what must be a multi-pronged effort to shift cultural norms. Unlike the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag campaign, which has a discrete, immediate goal, #YesAllWomen is the tip of a campaign iceberg that will need to be deep and ongoing to create the kind of change that is needed.
Social Advocacy & Politics: #AllMen Must Join #YesAllWomen Against #SomeMen

New SEC Guidance on How Financial Advisors Can Use Social Media

BradFriedman
Recently, the U.S. SEC issued a guidance to help financial advisors determine when it is appropriate to use social media. Under the new guidance, it may be possible for an advisor to publish independent social media commentary in an advertisement that includes a statement of a client's experience with an endorsement of the advisor.
New SEC Guidance on How Financial Advisors Can Use Social Media