Archive: August 2009

The Kennedys Take on Twitter

August 28th, 2009 by

Ted Kennedy’s August 25 passing marked the end to his year-long battle with brain cancer, and preparations for his funeral and Arlington Cemetery burial immediately began in earnest. Given the Kennedy family’s historical prominence and long-standing notoriety, it was no surprise that traditional and social media platforms began buzzing with coverage and conversations. What was… Continued

Lions, Tigers & Empowered Employees

August 24th, 2009 by

We are constantly being interrupted – whether it’s by email messages, text messages, people needing something from you while you’re in the middle of something else. We have come to accept these interruptions, perhaps embrace them and not even recognize when we are being rude. I am going to share a story with you that… Continued

Say What? Marines Ban Social Media for One Year

August 7th, 2009 by

It wouldn’t come as a shock that the military might be skittish about social media, but some branches are surprisingly forward-thinking—namely, the Air Force, whose “Web Posting Response Assessment” is often used as a best-in-class example of how to manage negative conversations in the blogosphere. Not so much with the Marines, though. Cyberspace was all… Continued

Birthdays & Goodwill Hunting

August 4th, 2009 by

Yesterday was President Obama’s 48th birthday and it got me thinking about office etiquette: to gift your boss or not? To give your client a birthday gift or not? To give your favorite blogger a birthday gift or not? I’m losing money as I write this, just thinking about all the gifts I need to… Continued