Posts Tagged ‘social media’

20 Ways Businesses Are Using Twitter

July 13, 2010

Business Week

Twitter is the most rapidly adopted communication tool in history, and companies can no longer afford to ignore the conversations taking place there. But how exactly can businesses use Twitter? The possibilities are endless. Here are just 20 examples. They’re diverse in size and focus, but it is hoped that a few will be useful for your business.

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–Bob Allen


Uncle Sam’s atwitter!

June 12, 2009

Uncle Sam recruiting posterAn Army order instructs network managers to unblock certain social media sites

An Army order directs network managers across the country to stop blocking soldiers’ access to certain Web 2.0 Web sites such as Facebook, Flickr and Twitter, according to several media reports today.

… Access should be available to Facebook: Delicious, Flickr, Twitter and Vimeo via the Unclassified but Sensitive Internet Protocol Router Network.

As reported on, the order states: “The intent of senior Army leaders to leverage social media as a medium to allow soldiers to ‘tell the Army story’ and to facilitate the dissemination of strategic, unclassified information, the social media sites available from the Army homepage will be made accessible from all campus area network.”

Are our new efforts already obsolete?

February 5, 2009

imagesThe joys of dipping our toes into the swamp of social media/networking (whatever you want to call it) come with  built-in pitfalls … are we already behind … too little, too late … on our way to extinction like the dinosaur … or are we right on time … riding the wave to success? Here’s an article that looks at that conundrum.    Kathy B.

Report on Obama’s Use of Social Media

January 27, 2009

Today, Guy Kawasaki twittered a report from Edelman with an interesting analysis of how the Barack Obama campaign used social media. It has implications for this team, so I’d like to share it with you.
The report is called “The Social Pulpit“.

The future of social media, including in the federal government

December 23, 2008


I love Science Friday on NPR, but of course it airs when I’m working … so I don’t always get a chance to hear it. (The radio reception in my office is awful and I get busy so I forget to go online to listen in.) But this past Friday the guest was Tim O’Reilly, founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media,talking about social media, including how  the federal government can improve: here ( federal government portion started about 12 minutes in.) The conversation continued on blogs, including one I follow occasionally: So much information, so little time! But excellent food for thought. KB