Latest Twitter self-destruct: #PhillipWhite, San Jose cop
Dec16

Latest Twitter self-destruct: #PhillipWhite, San Jose cop

On Saturday, veteran San Jose police officer Phillip White committed social media suicide. In the process, he may have also tweeted himself out of a job.

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Myth-busting: a tale of two shooters
Dec15

Myth-busting: a tale of two shooters

When I saw that the Montgomery County Pennsylvania shootings were trending in Australia, I discovered a tweet that sent me down a content analysis trail. In that exploration, I spent more time on “television” news sites in a day than I normally do in a month! From Storify: [View the story “Myth-busting: a tale of two shooters” on...

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Which president was the first to appear on a comedy show?
Dec15

Which president was the first to appear on a comedy show?

When President Barack Obama appeared on The Colbert Report last week — as part of the countdown to the show’s being shuttered on December 18 — some groused that he shouldn’t have. Certainly, Obama has set a record when it comes to connecting with popular culture through niche television shows. But who was the first president to appear on a comedy show? (Hint: it was a Republican.) The first to appear on cable...

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Tilting at windmills: cite your sources!
Nov16

Tilting at windmills: cite your sources!

An argument for providing sources for content you create and share across social media.

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Our government’s comprehensive war on our privacy
Nov13

Our government’s comprehensive war on our privacy

It’s becoming increasingly evident that governments see our phones as personal tracking devices. Read on for a new slant on these words and privacy: dirtbox and stingray.

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