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  • What Facebook “Likes” Reveal About Your GOP Candidate’s Chances

    10/06/2015 8:38:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Carl Jackson
    After left-wing media went crazy over Dr. Ben Carson's comments about whether or not he'd vote for a Muslim president a few weeks ago, and he gained 100,000 new Facebook "Likes" as a result, I decided to begin tracking how many new Facebook followers each of the GOP candidates were attracting weekly. What I found may surprise you. Candidates perceived as part of the "establishment," such as Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, John Kasich, Lindsey Graham, and George Pataki had surprisingly few followers considering their name recognition and experience. My initial research revealed Jeb Bush had the most followers amongst the...
  • Cosmo Calls Kardashians ‘America’s First Family,’ But America Disagrees

    10/06/2015 7:59:53 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 47 replies
    mediaite ^ | 10-5-15 | Andrew Husband
    The cutting edge of print journalism that is Cosmopolitan labeled the Kardashians as “America’s First Family” on the cover of its 50th anniversary issue in November. Needless to say, America (i.e. Twitter) does not agree with this sentiment, and has taken it upon itself to educate the half-a-century-old magazine. According to Uproxx, 16 pages of next month’s issue are dedicated to the family clan made famous by sisters Kim and Khloe‘s exploits in reality television, smartphone apps, and many, many other business endeavors. At this point, the Kardashian family is no longer a family — it’s a brand. Whether or...
  • The Big One: Trump is the Only Candidate Who Gets Social Media

    10/01/2015 8:48:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    DC Inno ^ | October 1, 2015 | Eric Hal Schwartz
    Donald J. Trump ✔ ‎@realDonaldTrump I just wrapped up a Q&A @TwitterNYC. Thanks for all your questions! #AskTrump 12:36 PM - 21 Sep 2015 Donald Trump's spirit animal is Twitter's little blue bird. The billionaire developer, former reality TV star and putative leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination has turned his social media accounts into one-stop shops for his thoughts and views for millions of people without having to spend a dime. And while other candidates have made concerted efforts to craft digital strategies aimed at reaching new and younger constituencies through media like Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram, none...

    08/27/2015 3:52:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    Hoping to start a bloody "race war," a black, gay, in-your-face Obama-supporting former TV reporter horrified Southwest Virginia TV viewers yesterday when he stalked and coolly murdered two white former TV station colleagues and wounded a white interview subject during a live broadcast.
  • Curt Schilling pulled from Little League World Series over Nazi tweet

    08/25/2015 1:14:08 PM PDT · by detective · 65 replies
    MSN ^ | August 25, 2015 | Justin McGuire
    ESPN has pulled former MLB All-Star Curt Schilling from its coverage of the Little League World Series following a controversial tweet comparing Muslim extremists to German Nazis. “Curt’s tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company’s perspective," ESPN said in a statement. "We made that point very strongly to Curt and have removed him from his current Little League assignment pending further consideration.”
  • How Social Media Wins Political Campaigns

    08/23/2015 7:16:15 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 4 replies
    United States News Agency ^ | August 23, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden United States News AgencyNew York --- August 23, 2015 ... Social media is no longer the bastard son of the media. It is the media. There was a time when newspapers (print), billboards, lawn signs, buttons, radio and TV ruled in winning a political campaign. Those days are history. Classic media is still relevant, but no longer primary. It is no longer the question "should we add social media to our campaign budget?" But - "should we add newspaper, TV and radio to our campaign budget". The reason is called "instant", "feature" and "cost effective". One need...
  • Overwhelming majority of Trump's online following is ineligible to vote

    08/14/2015 11:46:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 84 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 14, 2015 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump may be dominating social media, but a new study has revealed that a vast percentage of his online following is legally incapable of voting. According to data collected by the social analytics company, Macromeasures, just 39.4 percent of the real estate mogul's Twitter followers are members of the voting-eligible population, as first reported by Forbes. The company analyzed a handful of GOP hopefuls, including Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Scott Walker and Carly Fiorina. Among those Republican candidates, Trump carried the largest percentage of disenfranchised followers. In comparison, 95.7 percent of Fiorina's...
  • Analysis: Just 39.4% of Trump’s social media audience eligible to vote, worst among GOP contenders

    08/14/2015 2:22:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/14/2015 | AllahPundit
    Conservatives on Twitter are buzzing about this as a sign that Trumpmania may be overblown. If Trump fans aren’t likely to actually turn out for him once we start counting votes, who cares what his polls say? (Maybe not coincidentally, Rasmussen’s post-debate poll of likely Republican voters was the worst one for Trump this week.) I was surprised at the numbers at first, thinking Trump’s fan base is probably mostly composed of older voters. Older voters tend to skew right, after all, and older voters would be more familiar with him from his decades of fame. And older voters...
  • Which 2016 candidate has generated the most Facebook buzz? (Trump, Cruz and Bush)

    08/07/2015 1:21:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 6, 2015 | Jake Miller
    Ahead of Thursday's Republican primary debate - the first of the 2016 cycle - Facebook released data on which candidates and topics are generating the most chatter on its social network. The five most discussed political topics among U.S. Facebook users are, in order: "racial issues," Mexico, the economy, "LGBT issues," and immigration. The social network has previously released data on how many Facebook interactions (posts, comments, likes, and shares) each candidate generated on the day they launched their campaign. The data released Thursday, however, reflected the total number of Facebook interactions each candidate has generated during their time in...
  • Social media is the battlefield -- like it or not

    08/04/2015 10:08:55 PM PDT · by 2Smart2BLiberal · 29 replies
    August 4, 2015 | 2Smart2BLiberal
    I know that a lot of Freepers, maybe even most, despise social media, aren't comfortable using it, and are suspicious of providing information to sites that can pass it along to government agencies. I get all that and agree. However, I believe that we are in a raging battle for our nation's conscience and future, and, unfortunately, social media is one of the main battle fronts. Over the past few weeks, in particular, I've been battling against the pro-abortion propaganda that has been raging on Facebook. We cannot let their lies and attacks go unanswered, and yet, many conservatives have...
  • The Twitter Primary: Who Makes the Top 10

    08/04/2015 1:05:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 4, 2016 | Nick Corasaniti, First Draft
    As Fox News determines exactly who will make the cut for the first Republican presidential debate on Thursday, the data team at Twitter has compiled a similar list. Looking at candidate mentions over the past 30 days — either their Twitter handle or their name written out — Twitter has come up with a top 10 list of their own for the Republican field, based on who is driving the most conversation on the social platform. [SNIP] Without further ado, here’s the top 10 in the Republican primary, according to Twitter mentions. 1. Donald J. Trump (2.7 million) 2. Scott...
  • Trump shares his debate question on Facebook

    08/03/2015 4:20:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    KTUU-TV ^ | August 3, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer CNN
    Facebook is asking its users to recommend questions to ask Republican presidential candidates at the debate it is co-hosting with Fox News on Thursday, and Donald Trump was more than happy to help out. Trump, who will stand at the center of the stage in Cleveland, Ohio, offered his own question for the other candidates in a 12-second video posted Monday. "I'd like to ask all of the candidates -- that is, politicians and really not negotiators, people that don't negotiate jobs and lots of other things -- how are you going to make America great again?" Trump said....
  • Named and shamed: Californians blast each other for water-wasting on social media

    08/02/2015 4:57:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | August 1, 2015 | Myriah Towner
    Californians are taking to drought shaming sites to tattle on each other for wasting water. Residents are using the sites to out each other for reasons including neighbors with leaky sprinklers to waiters who serve water without asking as the state's historic drought continues. The tattling has also reached social media where residents are using the hashtags 'droughtshaming' and 'watershaming' to reveal any water-wasting activities. An app called DroughtShame was even developed to 'capture geotagged photo proof of disregard for California's water restrictions'.
  • Trump companies sought to bring in 1,100 foreign workers: report

    08/01/2015 10:44:11 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/1/2015 | Peter Schroeder
    Companies owned by Donald Trump have reportedly tried to import at least 1,100 foreign workers since 2000. A Reuters review [link at URL] of Labor Department data found that Trump Enterprises have requested temporary work visas for over a thousand foreign workers. ... The desired workers include waitresses, cooks, vineyard workers, as well as positions as assistant golf-course superintendent, assistant hotel manager and banquet manager. ... Reuters found that most of the visa requests were granted, as Trump has vowed to create and protect jobs for American workers. ... The Labor Department data did not specify the nationality of the...
  • Why Are ‘Customers’ So Angry About This New Book on Marriage and Religious Freedom?

    07/25/2015 8:08:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 19, 2015 | Marguerite Bowling
    Is the debate about marriage over after the Supreme Court’s June decision to redefine marriage in all fifty states? That’s what some reviewers are insisting after a new book was released last week. The book, “Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom,” is a roadmap from Ryan Anderson, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, on how the conservative movement can move forward in promoting marriage and protecting religious freedom after the Supreme Court’s ruling. “I wrote this book for all Americans. For those who disagree with me, to at least understand the viewpoint of roughly...
  • 2016 Presidential Candidates Placing Emphasis on New Marketing Techniques (Hillary & Ted leading)

    07/20/2015 8:04:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 20, 2015 | Samuel Edwards
    Because presidential elections only happen once every four years, it’s always interesting to see how campaigning changes in reference to technologies and tactics. A lot of innovation happens over the course of four years and it’s very rare for candidates to follow the same formula as those who went before them. In the 2016 race for the White House, this principle is already holding true. Social media and presidential campaigns If you turn back the clock 10 or 15 years, progressive media forms consisted of talk radio, the Internet and maybe a handful of podcasts. Presidential candidates that were able...
  • UW Professor under fire for tweeting at incoming freshmen

    07/16/2015 1:58:31 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal ^ | 7-16-15 | Karen Herzog
    An outspoken University of Wisconsin-Madison professor is under fire for finding future Badgers on Twitter and allegedly harassing them — as well as for comparing Scott Walker to Adolf Hitler. Sara Goldrick-Rab is a professor of educational policy studies and sociology with a national profile in both her field of research and the ongoing debate over faculty tenure in Wisconsin public universities. ~snip~ Goldrick-Rab acknowledges that she searched Twitter for individuals who identified themselves as future Badgers. The prolific Twitter-user says she wanted to inform them of changes to faculty tenure and shared governance that were about to become part...
  • Donald Trump Vs. Macy's - Social Issues and Social Media

    07/13/2015 4:30:10 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 20 replies
    WWD/ Icon Retail Network ^ | July 13, 2015 | ICON Retail
    As retailers continue to use social media to promote their brand in real-time, they seem to be reacting in almost real-time to pulling a brand from their shelves when it gets caught up in a social media firestorm and threatens to put them on the wrong side of an important issue. Earlier this summer, certain retailers stopped selling goods bearing the Confederate flag after the divisiveness symbol from the Civil War featured prominently in online pictures of Dylann Roof, who is accused of killing nine people in a racially charged shooting in Charleston, S.C., on Friday, June 19. By that...
  • Radio Host Hugh Hewitt Calls Ted Cruz The Republican Frontrunner For 2016

    06/23/2015 7:48:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Huffington Post's Media ^ | June 23, 2015 | Rahel Gebreyes
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)With more and more Republican candidates jumping into the 2016 race, radio host Hugh Hewitt has a surprising take on the state of the GOP landscape, telling HuffPost Live on Friday that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is leading the pack due to a favorable election calendar and his social media prowess. "Right now he’s actually ... the frontrunner," Hewitt told host Josh Zepps. "Right now, I think he’s actually prepared better to run the board than anybody else. I know conventional wisdom says Jeb’s got the money and Marco Rubio is lighting up the crowds, and he does. But if...
  • Cruz Twitter Rally smashes through to 1.1 billion impressions

    06/16/2015 3:24:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Sen. Ted Cruz and his supporters are taking over the world of social media, the latest example being a "Twitter Rally" for the GOP presidential candidate that sent tweets to 1.1 billion followers. It occurred midnight Monday when the independent grassroots support group "Cruz Control" blasted out nearly 75,000 tweets on the candidate's behalf under the #CruzCrew hashtag. The rally started with a blast of 5,557 tweets and touched on the Texan's "extensive knowledge of the Constitution, his support for the 2nd Amendment, religious liberty, and his steadfast opposition to Obamacare and Common Core," said a spokesman, who added, "Other...
  • Thousands duped into showing boobs online

    06/04/2015 6:21:38 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 51 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 4th June 2015 | Alix Culbertson
    'WOMEN bearing their breasts to the world have been duped after it was revealed the social media trend has nothing to do with charity.'
  • Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton are winning the 2016 social media race

    05/28/2015 6:04:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Week ^ | May 28, 2015 | Meghan DeMaria
    A new study from George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management found that, at least by social media standards, Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz are leading the 2016 presidential race. The report looked at how well candidates' campaigns fared by comparing the popularity of candidates' names and websites, as well as what words are shared in conjunction with candidates' names. Of all declared 2016 presidential hopefuls' websites, Hillary Clinton's campaign website received the most shares, with 4.8 million social media and news mentions. And it wasn't just the number of times her campaign was mentioned that was significant: Clinton's...
  • A Social Justice Warrior Story with a Happy Ending - and an Important Lesson

    03/05/2015 9:21:15 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 11 replies
    Traditional Right ^ | March 5, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    In modern America, we face an enemy which is implacable in its desire to subvert, overthrow, and destroy our traditional American way of life. This enemy goes by many names – the Left-wing, progressives, political correctness, cultural Marxists – but one name which they have applied to themselves seems to best sum up what their intentions are: “social justice warriors.” These people refer to themselves this way because they believe it is their purpose in life to crusade against the “evils” that they think pervade America – “racism, sexism, homophobia, intolerance” and all the rest. The practical effect of all...
  • He’s fired. Who’s next? Sexist buffoonery cost man his job. But you could lose yours for a lot less.

    05/26/2015 1:58:14 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 9 replies
    Maclean's ^ | May 22, 2015 | Charlie Gillis
    In its eight years of existence, Toronto’s BMO Field has become known as a refuge from workaday decorum—a place where soccer fans can let loose their animal subconscious, gulping beer and braying out their frustrations far from the disapproving eyes of colleagues and bosses. It was living up to that reputation two Sundays ago, when Shauna Hunt, a reporter with CityNews, dropped by the stadium’s southeast plaza to catch fans spilling out of a match between their beloved Toronto FC and the Houston Dynamo. The bacchanalia had ended with a 2-1 Toronto loss, but civil order was not yet in...
  • American dollars bequeathed us Ireland’s successful referendum

    05/24/2015 6:41:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/15 | Judi Mcleod
    If millions of dollars partnered with “aggressive social media” can wipe out corruption and bald-faced lies, then Hillary Clinton, who comes with great stores of both, could be America’s next president That it was suddenly magnanimous, home-grown Irish, a coming together of young and old, who made their country the first to approve same-sex marriage by way of referendum, is an exaggeration that surpasses the gifts said to come to the kissers of the legendary Blarney Stone. It was in point of fact American money raised by the billion dollar resourced Atlantic Philanthropies organization who poured in mega millions to...
  • Picking up the Republican pieces (Ironically, a "hit piece")

    05/15/2015 1:52:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Hill's Congress Blog ^ | May 15, 2015 | Eddie Zipperer, professor and playwright
    Release dull, ultra-sanitized, uncontroversial autobiography that folks will own but never read. Check. Buy and memorize The Quotable Ronald Reagan. Check.Lose the beer gut. Camouflage the bald spot. Hire writers to concoct explanation for all that weed smoked in high school? Check. Check. Check.It is now safe to enter the Republican primary. But there is still one major problem left: the current state of the Republican party. Tea Partiers, evangelicals, establishment RINOs, Libertarians, neocon foreign policy hawks, and moderates. According to Dr. Stella Rouse, associate professor and Director of the Center for American Politics and Citizenship at the University of...
  • Lena Dunham Politicizes Mother’s Day with Pro Abortion Message

    05/14/2015 2:42:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11 May 2015 | Kipp Jones
    While celebrities such as Kate Hudson, Khloe Kardashian, Gisele Bundchen, and Reese Witherspoon spent Mother’s Day paying tribute to the special women in their lives, Lena Dunham observed the holiday by asking others to join her in protecting abortion rights on social media. The star and creator of the HBO series Girls has been a vocal proponent for abortion throughout her career, and as the aforementioned stars were paying homage to the ladies who gave them life Sunday, Dunham was reminding her two million Twitter followers she believes life should be given strictly by choice. She tweeted:
  • UP to have 'labs' for policing social media (Uttar Pradesh - Indian Province)

    05/12/2015 9:59:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | May 13, 2015 | Sangita Bakaya
    Lucknow, May 13 (PTI) Realising that social media with its massive reach and lightning speed has the potential "to affect law and order", especially in sensitive areas, Akhilesh Yadav government is setting up two "laboratories" to be manned by police to monitor content and prevent any trouble. "The (Uttar Pradesh) government has sanctioned two social media labs in Lucknow and Meerut and work is on for setting them up very soon, may be within two months," ADG (Traffic) Anil Agarwal, who is looking after all the IT projects of the state police, told PTI. The officers and Sub-inspectors, who will...
  • How a Darth Vader selfie showed the worst side of social media (Australia)

    05/11/2015 11:05:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Mashable ^ | May 11, 2015 | Jenni Ryall
    A dad has been incorrectly accused of being a pedophile on Facebook by a woman he doesn't know. The woman is now mortified and begging for forgiveness. Both say they are "devastated" by the events surrounding the misunderstanding. The moral of the story: Don't post stupid things on social media.
  • Contemporary society has forgotten 'Thou shalt not be needlessly distracted'

    05/10/2015 4:52:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | May 8, 2015 | Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald
    This week's Torah portion, Emor, opens with an extensive series of laws regarding the conduct of the Kohanim, the priests of the Jewish nation, who minister and serve in the Tabernacle and the Temple. Because of the elevated status of the Kohanim and the sanctity of the Tabernacle and Temple, priests are required to follow a strict physical and spiritual regimen. Because of the serious responsibility conferred upon them, the Kohanim are expected to live up to a sacred ideal, and be adequately prepared to properly perform their Temple and Tabernacle duties. Members of the priestly class are not, for...
  • Rand Paul's Digital Chief Says Plea for Ideas Is Crowdsourcing

    05/07/2015 7:17:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Ad Age ^ | May 7, 2015 | Kate Kaye
    The Man Once Called Inventor of the Republican Internet Wants Help.Political campaigns are notoriously opaque. They're also typically pretty top-down affairs despite staffers' insistence that "It's all about the grassroots." So it was a bit surprising to see Vincent Harris, the young entrepreneur heading digital for GOP presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, asking supporters on Twitter for ideas. Specifically, he asked followers of his @VincentHarris account on Wednesday what the candidate might do better in digital media. In a related post he wrote, "I am around always to listen. Have had folks as young as 14 send in...
  • Tolerance? Liberals want to kill conservatives

    04/30/2015 12:18:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 29, 2015 | Phil Elmore
    The immediacy of social media, particularly Twitter and Facebook, offers us a window into the prejudices of others that is unprecedented in the history of our society. Not a day passes in the United States when some person does not commit career suicide, achieve viral fame, or both by posting to Twitter or Facebook. A hundred and forty characters or less can make a hero or freshly mint a villain. All it takes is an ill-chosen word or, perhaps more accurately, a moment of honesty. We are all creatures of prejudice to one degree or another; we all harbor likes,...
  • Analysis of Social Media Traffic Ties Up To 50 Accounts To Both Baltimore & Ferguson, MO

    04/28/2015 2:07:12 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 4 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 28, 2015 | Stayfree
    An analysis of social media traffic in downtown Baltimore Monday has unearthed striking connections to the protests in Ferguson, Mo. last year, according to a leading data mining firm that shared its findings exclusively with Fox News.
  • 50 Social Media Accounts Agitating In Ferguson Also Active In Baltimore (Fox News Video)

    04/28/2015 9:34:31 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    Youtube/Fox News ^ | Apr 28, 2015 | Fox News/Youtube
    Fox News notes that 50 Social Media accounts agitating violence in Ferguson, are also active in Baltimore.
  • Ted Cruz Facebook Interactions More Than Double Those of Jeb Bush Nationally

    04/26/2015 12:19:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 26, 2015 | Benjamin Bell via This Week
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Interactions on the social platform Facebook related to Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas more than doubled those of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during a period measured earlier this month according to data -- which is approximate -- provided to ABC News by Facebook. Facebook, which measured the data from April 17 to April 23, reported 2.2 million interactions related to Cruz and about 1 million interactions related to Bush. Facebook defines "interactions" on the social platform as posts, comments, likes and shares. Bush is exploring a run for the White House while Cruz has officially declared his candidacy...
  • Which presidential hopeful will get social media right in 2016?

    04/22/2015 1:20:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies ^ | April 22, 2015 | Ryan Hagemann
    The next generation of social media use in political electioneering is about to take off as the 2016 presidential hopefuls start lining up for media attention to vie for the nomination of their respective parties. Hillary Clinton recently came out swinging for the Democratic nomination, thus far the only Democrat to announce her candidacy, with a short video released a week ago. While the Clinton machine is already gearing up to take social media by storm, the Republican landscape looks to be where most of the early online fisticuffs will be playing out. So how do the contenders stack up...
  • Why is Ted Cruz slaying Rand Paul on Facebook?

    04/08/2015 3:57:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | April 8, 2015 | Maria Santos
    Rand Paul is already marketing himself as the millennial-friendly choice for 2016. But one thing is not boding well for him: his Facebook mentions after he announced his candidacy pale in comparison to Ted Cruz. National Journal has a great graph of the numbers provided by Facebook–Cruz’s campaign got almost three times as much play on Facebook as Paul’s. They measured this by likes, posts, comments, and shares related to the two would-be presidents within 24 hours of their respective announcements. Cruz’s March 23 announcement had 5.7 million total interactions, versus Paul’s 1.9 million on Tuesday. One possible reason for...
  • What We Learned From The Midterm Elections

    04/07/2015 11:28:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Media Post's Marketing: Politics Blog ^ | April 7, 2015 | Shawn Kemp
    Ted Cruz just flagged the beginning of the 2016 election cycle. With hats now officially being thrown into the ring, it’s a good time to look back at what went well in social marketing at the midterms and what could be improved upon for the 2016 cycle. Let’s start with the fact that Facebook says it saw 43 million unique individuals engage in political discourse during the midterms, despite the fact that the U.S. had its lowest midterm-election voter turnout since the early 1940s. Moreover, according to research by Pew, voters were three times more likely to track political candidates...
  • EU spends millions to make next Facebook European

    04/07/2015 4:33:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 2. Apr, 2015 | Peter Teffer
    Uber. WhatsApp. Twitter. Google. Snapchat. Instagram. Facebook. Many of the online services most popular among Europeans were created in the United States. The EU wants that to be different in the future. “Europe’s industrial competitiveness will in the future depend to a large extent on the capacity to develop high quality software and using the most modern computing technologies”, Oettinger said in a speech at the Net Futures event in Brussels on 25 March. To do that, the EU has had a set of software tools created to make it easier for entrepreneurs to transform their idea into a working...
  • Survival on Social Media Run By Leftists: Watch Your Friends and Watch What You Say!

    03/25/2015 11:59:42 AM PDT · by walford · 27 replies
    Facebook ^ | 03/25/2015 | walford
    There have been several instances on social media in which those who hold to values not favored by the Left have found themselves and their groups warned, suspended and even banned for expressing themselves, while Left-leaning groups have gotten away with much worse. Remember that conservatives, Republicans, libertarians and other advocates of universal values, freedom, equality under the law and individual responsibility are held to a different standard here on Facebook and other social media venues. There was a notorious example in which Facebook required a rape survivor to use her “real name” because she testified against a “transgender” bathroom...
  • Bosses can’t get even when staffers gripe on social media

    03/25/2015 10:58:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2015 1:27 PM EDT | Joyce M. Rosenberg
    Bosses can get mad when staffers vent on social media about their jobs, but they may not be able to get even. When one of Bert Martinez’ employees posted gripes about her job and the boss on Facebook last year, the publicist consulted his lawyer, who said the staffer couldn’t be fired. “The first lesson I learned is, employees are allowed to vent,” says Martinez, owner of Bert Martinez Communications in Phoenix. “If they're saying, ‘hey, it’s hard working here and I find this environment unpleasant’, you can’t fire them for that.” The employee quit a week after Martinez learned...
  • Superintendent Confirms Common Core’s Pearson Spying on Kids’ Social Media Accounts

    03/15/2015 9:45:09 PM PDT · by null and void · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Mar 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The superintendent of the Watchung Hills Regional High School District in New Jersey has confirmed that she sent an email to fellow superintendents Tuesday about her concern that education publishing giant Pearson is “monitoring” children’s social media accounts for possible leaks about the Common Core-aligned PARCC tests.
  • Alabama teens accused of beheading pups and posting killing to Snapchat

    03/11/2015 7:38:53 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 37 replies ^ | March 10, 2015 | Penny Eims
    Two Alabama teens are accused of committing a heinous crime of animal cruelty against three stray puppies and posting the disturbing deed to Snapchat, reported Tuesday's WFSA News. The Wilcox County teens, 18-year-old Ashley Johnston and an unnamed 17-year-old male teen, are accused of throwing the pups into the air and then slashing their heads off with a machete. The teens effectively outed themselves when they uploaded cell phone images to social media and a disturbed viewer reported the crime to the local authorities. According to the police, Johnston recorded the 17-year-old throwing the pups into the air and then...
  • Monica Lewinsky to give TED Talk

    03/04/2015 12:44:37 PM PST · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | March 3, 2015 | Dan Merica
    Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern at the center of President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial, will continue her reentry into public life with a TED talk in late March. Lewinsky's remarks will focus on making "a safer and more compassionate social media environment, drawing from her unique experiences at the epicenter of a media maelstrom in 1998," the TED website said.
  • Terrorists are leaving secret messages in porn and on websites like eBay and Reddit to communicate

    03/01/2015 4:38:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/01/15 | Belinda Robinson
    Terrorists are leaving secret messages in porn and on websites like eBay and Reddit to communicate with each other and plan future attacks, new book claims Terrorists have developed several new techniques to communicate with each online by leaving coded messages on websites like eBay and Reddit, claims a new book. The shocking discovery made by intelligence officers and code breakers in Israel, Britain and the United States revealed that seemingly innocuous chats are often much more, according to new sections in the book Gideon's Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad. Code breakers found that al-Qaeda is now using...
  • How to handle an employee's offensive social media post

    02/25/2015 1:02:10 PM PST · by tbw2 · 48 replies
    AP ^ | 2/18/25 | JOYCE M. ROSENBERG
    This article has an employment lawyer as saying you have to fire people who post inappropriate things - including non-PC opinions.
  • In 2016 Race, Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton are the Titans of Social Media

    02/18/2015 3:37:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire ^ | February 18, 2015 | Natalie Andrews
    Overall mentions of potential 2016 candidates on Twitter.If name mentions on social media were a gauge of how well a candidate’s message was being received, the 2016 race would be a battle between Hillary Clinton and Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas). On Twitter, Mr. Cruz is the most-mentioned potential presidential candidate. On Facebook, Mrs. Clinton wins. Both have significant leads over the other, according to data provided by the social networks. The two differ on their approach to social media almost as much as they differ in politics. Mr. Cruz, with more than 404,000 followers, tweets about 31 times a...
  • How This Left-Wing Activist Manipulates the Media to Spread His Message

    02/13/2015 1:03:26 PM PST · by iowamark · 6 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 2/11/2015 | Ryan Holiday
    I first heard of Peter Young when a reporter at the Daily Dot asked me if I was somehow involved in 2013’s “Ex-Vegans” stunt in which dozens of former vegans were exposed for having eaten meat. After dominating the media cycle for several days, the surprise left hook of the campaign landed: All the traffic and inbound links were redirected to footage of appalling slaughterhouse conditions. Hundreds of thousands of people were unwittingly exposed to the very unpleasantness that media attempts to shield from them. I’m not a vegan, and I had nothing to do with the campaign—but I do...
  • Army Deletes Tweet About ‘Chinks In Armor’ After People Cry Racism

    01/31/2015 9:59:44 AM PST · by rktman · 62 replies ^ | 1/30/2015 | Katherine Timpf
    The U.S. Army has deleted a tweet that used the term “chinks” in armor after people freaked out that the same word can be used in a completely different context as a racial slur against people of Chinese descent. “Chinks in special ops’ digital and physical armor poses challenges, experts say,” the tweet read, followed by a link to a news release about how terrorists’ using social media has left a hole — dare I say, a chink in — our country’s defenses.
  • Social Media is Making Us Anti-Social

    01/31/2015 10:06:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | January 31, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    Like many others, I have jumped on board the Timehop train. Timehop is an app that presents itself as “a time capsule of you,” and digs up social media activity from years past on that day from connected apps—Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Normally, these posts are funny or cringe-worthy—let’s just say I was a big fan of posting song lyrics as Facebook statuses during my teen years—but today I saw one that gave me pause: My first thought was, “wait…who do I know that died six years ago today?” Eventually I figured it out: it was a patient I had...