Category Archives: Social media

Want to meet Obama? Bring your checkbook

Those who know me best know I am rarely speechless.

However, this little gem on Politico about the apparent violent death of professional standards at the Washington Post is absolutely astounding.

Wow.

That’s all I can say.

Wow.

What are your thoughts?

UPDATE: It appears from this link that the Post newsroom was as astonished by this announcement as the rest of us.

UPDATE, PART DEUX: This bright idea is now dead, according to Politico.

All’s well that ends well.

Twitter: All hype?

This piece quotes a Harvard study that seems to blow a significant hole in all the Twitter hype.
From a journalist’s perspective, I see some merit in it in the search for news and sources.
But beyond that, I have a hard time getting my arms around the idea that anyone really cares what I’m thinking at any particular minute in time. I’m not sure Twitter accomplishes anything that can’t be accomplished on Facebook.

If you use Twitter, read this

Former CBS News correspondent David Henderson has an interesting item on his blog. Seems an executive from big Atlanta PR firm Ketchum recently traveled to Memphis to speak with a client — a little company called FedEx – about social media.

Here’s what the guy posted on his Twitter account upon arriving in Memphis:

“True confession but I’m in one of those towns where I scratch my head and say, ‘I would die if I had to live here.’”

What followed is probably a good lesson for anyone who uses Twitter, or any other social media Web site. Read about here.