I Spot the Shuttle…

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About 100 or so gathered on the roof of our building to get a glimpse of the Space Shuttle Discovery. It was slated to fly over the Washington, DC monuments for a swansong journey before officially retiring to a new home at the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Center in Dulles, VA.

2011 Capital Staffers Index


Although traditional methods public affairs components are still valuable, social media channels have experienced a meteoric rise in their ability to shape and influence policy worldwide over the past year. Specifically, policymakers have shown a dramatic increase in their use of Twitter, Facebook and mobile technology which underscores the importance of social media and the Internet in educating policymakers and galvanizing them to support a policy issue.

Campaign 2012 Social Media Scorecard


I decided to take a look at how some of the top presidential contenders were using various social media platforms. Specifically, I set out to aggregate data to include the number Facebook likes, Twitter followers, YouTube views, Foursquare fans, Flickr photos, LinkedIn friends and Google+ circles. Of course, when measuring ultimate campaign success, it’s not just about numbers but I do think that they can be an indication as to whether a candidate is building support or if specific messages are resonating.

This WEEK in LAW: Episode #131


We discussed the new Kindle, Apple price fixing allegations, President Obama’s “We the People” petition via WhiteHouse.gov, government and social media, crowdsourcing, ID spoofing and much more.

White House Hosts Twitter @Townhall


Over the past couple weeks, the White House has been all about Twitter. The most recent activity of note is that the president himself is beginning to tweet. Last week the White House announced plans to host an inaugural Twitter Townhall on July 6, 2011 moderated by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey.

Maybe 2010 Wasn’t So Bad After All


Well, January 2011 is now behind us — and what a month it has been. Between the tragic shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona and complete Middle East meltdowns in Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan, one can only hope that … Continued

2010 Capital Staffers Index


Edelman’s Public Affairs & StrategyOne teams interviewed senior legislative staffers around the globe in several capital cities including Berlin, Brussels, London, Paris and Washington to determine the role and influence of various communications channels both online and off.

Top 20 Social Media News Stories of 2009

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Many news stories started online before making their way into “mainstream media” and some merely took on lives of their own as the Web augmented their reach. Here’s my list of the Top 20 in 2009.

Top Tweets from 2009

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I was curious to see which of my tweets generated the most interest in 2009. The challenge, however, comes in determining how to measure that.

TweetLevel: Rating Twitter Influence


This week, Edelman released TweetLevel, the latest web-based tool designed to measure one’s “importance” on Twitter.

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