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Can Facebook turn out voters?

A new study indicates that Facebook conversations have the potential to turning people out to vote in an election. A message sent by researchers may have triggered thousands of votes in the election two years ago, the study found. I … Continue reading

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VP announcement via mobile app

It seems like the next stage for announcing a vice-presidential pick. After Barack Obama’s campaign announced Joe Biden’s selection via text message in 2008, Mitt Romney will now turn to a mobile app. The app “Mitt’s VP” will be the … Continue reading

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“iPadJournos” report for CBS 6 and Washington Post

Students in my Social Media Journalism class at VCU have reported for the website of WTVR CBS 6 and the politics blog of the Washington Post during this spring semester. Using iPads to produce multimedia news packages, the “iPadJournos” covered topics ranging … Continue reading

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Social media and the 2012 presidential campaign

President Barack Obama and the Republican field of candidates are putting their social media campaigns in place for the 2012 presidential race. Republicans recently announced that they will be ready to play social media this time around, and President Obama … Continue reading

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PR firms and the presidential election in Egypt

As Egypt prepares for the first presidential election in the post-Mubarak era, candidates are seeking the advice of public relations firms to craft their campaigns and public images. Business Today Egypt reporter Randa El Tahawy interviewed me recently on the … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Twitter Townhall

President Barack Obama held a Twitter Townhall this week, in which he took questions from the Twitter community on topics ranging from the economy and the debt ceiling to partisan battles in Washington. Moderated by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, Obama … Continue reading

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From spontaneous to boring: Politicians on Twitter

The scandal surrounding a tweet by U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner has Washington buzzing and the politician scrambling to save his reputation. While the details on who sent the tweet from his Twitter account are still unclear at this point, the … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera Forum in Washington

Who would have thought that Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based news network, would receive such bipartisan praise from Congressional leaders in Washington? At the network’s inaugural U.S. Forum at the Newseum,  House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and Senator John McCain stressed … Continue reading

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Breaking news on social media

It took a while until CNN and other traditional news media were ready to report the death of Osama bin Laden. While the news was already widely discussed on social media networks like Twitter, news organizations were still verifying the … Continue reading

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President Obama’s social media strategy for 2012

President Barack Obama’s visit to the Facebook headquarters yesterday has put the spotlight on his social media strategy for his reelection efforts in 2012. I was interviewed today via Skype on the evening news of TV2 in Denmark about Obama’s … Continue reading

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