Saturday, May 12, 2012 Politics 3.0
"The Internet has helped revolution; but the Internet is not revolution.
(9 comments) Sunday, April 15, 2012 Facebook Is Not Your Friend
Trust is essential for the success of any brand. Mark Zuckerberg may think that Facebook's recurrent privacy flaps haven't much affected the sometimes anti-social social network, but they represent a huge potential threat to what he has built.
(1 comments) Wednesday, April 4, 2012 Paranoia Strikes Deep at Google
Google co-founder Larry Page is paranoid--and justifiably so"
As the Associated Press reported this week, Page "has a Facebook fixation"When he replaced his mentor Eric Schmidt as Google's CEO last April, Page insisted that the company had to be more aggressive about countering the threat posed by Facebook's ever-growing popularity.
Monday, April 2, 2012 Rick Santorum: Bowling Alone in the First Digital Election
Santorum's conspicuous kegling was "really meant to be a cultural story, who Rick really is," his chief strategist John Brabender told the New York Times. "I think every presidential candidate wants people to get a peek into their real life so they can make a value judgment." But the entire made-for-media affair reveals more about Santorum's backward-looking campaign than it does about his cultural values..
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 #january 25 One Year Later: Social Media & Politics 3.0
A year ago, a revolution began in Egypt that still reverberates there -- as well as among other repressive regimes in Syria, Bahrain, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and beyond, including thousands of miles away in New York City, where "Occupy Wall Street" protests in turn took root and then flowered into literally hundreds of similar protests all around the world.
What if anything did it all have to do with the rise of social media?
(4 comments) Saturday, October 15, 2011 Insiders voice doubts about CIA's 9/11 story
As we sought to clarify how the CIA had handled information about the hijackers before 9/11, we found a half dozen former government insiders who came away from the Sept. 11 tragedy feeling burned by the CIA, particularly by a small group of employees within the agency's bin Laden unit in 2000 and 2001, then known as Alec Station.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 Jose Antonio Vargas Is an American Hero
Jose Antonio Vargas is incredibly brave to risk everything he has accomplished in this country in order to tell the truth-and to shine yet another but still much-needed light on the pressing need for comprehensive immigration reform in this country. He, and millions like him, have much to contribute to America -- and without people like them, our country will be far poorer.
(3 comments) Tuesday, June 7, 2011 Volunteers of America Got to Revolution
There's rightfully been an outpouring of praise in this country for the brave revolutionaries of the Arab Spring. So here's a question to my fellow Americans: what are you waiting for? This country could be doing so much better than it is. It's time to volunteer again for America --and if that takes a revolution, so be it.
(18 comments) Saturday, May 28, 2011 Obama Comes for the Journalists
Citizens as well as journalists need to stand up for Risen and against the sleazy, Bush-like tactics of the Obamacrats and the burgeoning national security state. Otherwise, if you don't speak out when they come, first for the whistleblowers, and then for the journalists, when they come for you, there will be no one left to speak out...
Thursday, May 26, 2011 Obama Comes for the Journalists
It's bad enough that ever since President Obama took office, he has repeatedly gone after whistleblowers like Sterling with a cold vengeance, charging more people in cases involving leaking information than "all previous presidents combined," as Savage noted.
But Obama administration officials are no longer content just with targeting whistleblowers... Now they are coming for the journalists as well
(7 comments) Friday, April 15, 2011 Crossing Zero: How and Why the Media Misses the AfPak Story
When it comes to Pakistan, American journalists are helping to sustain a false and deceptive narrative and that's a real problem. As an example, on the left, Rachel Maddow ought to be challenging the narrative. Instead she looks to Dan Rather and Zbigniew Brzezinski who initiated the crisis. Why?
Thursday, April 7, 2011 We Media vs. Me Media
Few media chatfests are as valuable as the regular We Media gatherings.
Friday, April 1, 2011 Controlled Releases of Information? Apps to the Rescue!
The digital information revolution has disrupted the previously highly centralized world of nuclear public relations and spin, putting a stunning amount of information at our fingertips for the first time.
Monday, March 28, 2011 No Word for It: Imagining the Unimaginable
Tsunami is a Japanese word -- one sign of the island nation's intimate relationship with the destructive forces of the ocean that surrounds it. Despite the fact that the word is one of the few from the Japanese language to attain universal use, "tsunami" didn't even appear in Japanese government guidelines and standards for nuclear plants until 2006
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 No Word for Meltdown: The Return of Nukespeak
A Google search for the past month showed more than 1.93 billion hits for "meltdown. Yet the regulators at the NRC remain wary of listing the word that everyone else in the world uses to summarize the full horror of what will ensue if uranium fuel at the core of a commercial nuclear power plant is left uncooled long enough for it to melt.
(4 comments) Saturday, February 5, 2011 The Coming Media Convergence
Like it or not, the top Timesman and other leading mainstream media figures will inevitably soon find themselves learning from and eventually emulating the Guardian/WikiLeaks collaboration. Here comes the new media convergence!
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 Programmers "frank, direct, negative" on PBS' Need To Know
When Need To Know, a new public affairs offering, premiered nationwide in May on PBS -- and on line at PBS.org -- the hybrid effort was met with an outpouring of negative reaction from media activists and public television viewers alike.
Monday, January 10, 2011 Hate Speech and Hateful Acts in Arizona
"It is our right and our duty to criticize the people who have put the fate of our country in peril," Rush Limbaugh said this week on his syndicated radio show."