Posts Tagged with "Social media"

Facts=Mental Illness, Apparently

Saturday, March 13, 2010

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Before I begin this story, let me make it clear that I am in no way making light of mental illness or the unimaginable pain and suffering that those with mental illness often suffer. And as you’ll see from the story, the reference regarding mental illness was not mine, but directed at me. This is […]

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What Am I, Some Sort of Activist?!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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[First part of the story, Why Government Agencies Need a Social Media Policy…] Had a good talk with the Community Relations Manager for the City of Tacoma regarding the previous post and the events surrounding it in November. As it turns out, my initial email to my then-Councilman had more effect than I would have […]

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Why Government Agencies Need a Social Media Policy

Saturday, March 6, 2010

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Subtitle: How Tacoma Has No Clue May Want to Revisit Theirs(see Update at bottom of post–this post is in flux) Those of us in the Seattle-Tacoma area experienced a real awakening of social media in the aftermath of the killing of our four officers on November 29th, a day few of us will ever forget. […]

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The Best–and Worst–of Twitter

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Twitter came of age the past few days. Not hyperbole, I believe, but during the crisis of our four slain police officers and the ensuing manhunt, Twitter was used by citizens, news organizations, and some public agencies to effectively disseminate information in a new and very effective way. Some were very effective–others less so, including […]

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Six Degrees? Not Even Close…

Saturday, July 4, 2009


Six Degrees of Separation, for those that don’t know, is the idea that everyone is at most six degrees away from any other person on Earth. Social networking puts this to the test: you connect to people you know, and those people are connected to who they know, and so on. Yesterday the idea failed […]

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…and get back to work!

Friday, December 26, 2008


Storm Trooper and Droid reminding me that Christmas is over and demanding that I get off Facebook and Twitter for a bit. Normally I’d be able to take them both out, but…..1. They are right. I do need to get some things done today.2. They brought additional muscle. Se below. General Grievous means business. Speaking […]

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Measuring the Effect of Social Media

Thursday, May 29, 2008

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Necessity may not truly be the mother of invention, but the frustrations with not having an adequate or suitable solution to an issue almost always is. Enter John Hingley. In 2003 he founded a company that focused on brand marketing and product launches using social media only, and was very successful. But what he couldn’t […]

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Measuring Social Media and Its Effect

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

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Earlier this week I got an interesting visit to the blog, and after a short bit of research, discovered it had come from a company that does brand monitoring. With all that happened over the weekend with Subway, I expected it to have come from that. But took a chance to see if the company […]

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