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.

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

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.

Feed me, Facebook!

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In today’s Fortune Magazine, David Kirkpatrick asks “Is Facebook worth your time?” He argues that many adults probably won’t find utility in the social network and need a reason to sign up.  One reason, he suggests, is the “news feed” which is a running … Continued

SXSWi Round-Up

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Despite my United Airlines snafu, I finally made it to Austin and had a couple productive days at SWSW Interactive (SXSWi).  However, I had to leave a little early for an offsite meeting in NY on a rainy Monday morning before the conference … Continued