Tag Archives: Twitter

Who leaked Susan Rice to Mike Cernovich and why?

Mike Cernovich (hereafter MC) thinks he broke a big story. The reality is that he was used. He was used for a political purpose and rewarded for it. Kellyanne Conway did not tweet her endorsement because he did such a … Continue reading

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How the Alt-Right is using the Pepe Symbol to undermine the media

If you have been watching social media during the presidential campaign, you will have seen the Pepe meme. Pepe is a cartoon green frog was initially created to signal a desire to relax or chill.[1] During the election, it was … Continue reading

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Snowden’s Twitter strategy; flawed but necessary

Ed Snowden launched his twitter account this week. He has gained millions of followers, which reflects his international celebrity status. A status nurtured by a well-managed media campaign. Glen Greenwald, Laura Poitras, The Intercept and others promote him. For nearly … Continue reading

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Twitter Terms of Service and the limits to free speech

We often believe that when we tweet, we exercise free speech. Our illusion is reinforced by society that claims that freedom of speech is democracy’s foundation. On Twitter, our speech is only free to the extent that it conforms to … Continue reading

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Don’t like a news story? Do more than tweet; file a complaint. Here is how.

On Twitter it is often difficult to turn tweets into action. In particular, if people are upset with a news story, they vent their anger and frustration with a tweet. For the most part, people only tweet. In some cases, … Continue reading

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Outrage Hustlers: the social media moneymaking machine

In the past, people used the term race hustlers to describe people who profited from stirring up racial fears and anger. In some cases, race hustlers would declare themselves as the spokesperson for an event where racial incident occurred. They … Continue reading

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Twitter and the naked tabloid editor

On Twitter journalists rarely have as large of following as their employers. Even the exceptions prove the rule as Piers Morgan has just over 4 million followers but he is more of celebrity than a journalist. On Twitter, the tabloid … Continue reading

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How the NSA is fighting to win the PR War

When the Snowden revelations were at their peak, I said that the NSA had lost the PR battle.[1] I concluded with Joe Stillwell’s message that they needed to find out what went wrong, fix it and take back the initiative. … Continue reading

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Have political interviews been reduced to political theatre?

The media justifies its public interest credentials by holding the elected officials and the unelected public officials to account on behalf of the public. The media ask questions on behalf of the public when the public lacks the access and … Continue reading

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Is the golden era of Social Media beginning to end?

Most industries go through three phases; youth, maturity, and decline. The transition points are full of innovation and opportunities. Social media is leaving its youth and maturing. We can see this by looking at the development of platforms their effect … Continue reading

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