Do politicians really understand how to use social media? Those of us versed in these new ways of online communication know that any political figure who can truly and completely adopt social media methods would have a formidable secret weapon in their arsenal. A weapon that would have to be adopted across all the battling parties or they would quickly fall by the wayside. Obama has come the … [Read more...] about Politics and Social Media.
PM in the AM
Thomson Reuters hosted a NewsMaker event on the present economic crisis and in addition to it's regular text, streaming video and picture coverage, they opened up their doors and minds to social media. In addition to making live and edited video content available worldwide over the web, myself (@Documentally) and Mike Atherton (@sizemore) were given unprecedented access to the event and asked … [Read more...] about PM in the AM
Protect Your Content – Stream It Live!
After the UK Home Secretary's recent statement green-lighting the harassment of photographers in public places, could it already be too late for us to reverse the attitudes of certain members of the law enforcement agencies and the general public? At the bottom of this post are a few links to tales of photographic woe and more cases of people's civil liberties being ignored as more often we are … [Read more...] about Protect Your Content – Stream It Live!
A moment with Tony Benn
Today whilst passing through London and before descending into the tube, I just happened to pop outside Euston train station and spotted Tony Benn sat on a bench lighting his pipe. I was on the way down to Southampton to pick up a car and although I have no idea what made me pop outside the station after getting off the train, I am glad i did. I was not going pass up the opportunity to chat with … [Read more...] about A moment with Tony Benn
Iraqi Refugees: Life in the Shadows
The fifth anniversary of the start of the Iraq War is upon us, and there is speculation that the engagement may continue yet another five years, if not more. To date, approximately 4,000 American soldiers have been killed in combat. While the loss of combat troops is certainly tragic, even more stunning is a recent World Health Organization report based on Iraqi Health Ministry figures which … [Read more...] about Iraqi Refugees: Life in the Shadows