Myanmar Violence – Facts and Concerns

Electronic media in Pakistan is just starting to pick up the topic of the recent riots in Myanmar which allegedly led to the killing of thousands of Muslims. Religious groups in Pakistan are particularly expressing anger and condemnation of these reported killings while also asking why international media sources are silent about the killings. Even in many Muslim countries, including Pakistan, this allegedly big massacre, started after the reported rape of a Buddhist girl by three Muslims in late May, i.e.… [Read more]

Now The President’s Social Security Number is Under Attack. Who’s Next, The Family Dog?

A good chunk of my work day is spent managing social media. I scroll through Twitter feeds looking to engage in conversations. It’s fun. It’s also pretty sad. As much as I love Twitter, it really can be the Land of the Stupid. From misspelling of the word “The” to just plain old asinine chatter, Twitter is not a place for the faint of heart.… [Read more]

Social Media Can Inspire…

…blinding rage.

Don’t Hit me with False Statistics

Social media is known to have many benefits, included among them are professional networking and connecting with people with whom we share similar interests. However, as with any other medium by which a wide range of people can gather, there are negatives as well — and at the top of the list is the lack of privacy and oversharing.… [Read more]

A Secret To Tell

Within every human there are thoughts, there are stories, and there are insights. Every individual possesses them in the far reaches of his or her heart. When they are not shared with anyone, they are known as secrets. Imagine, there are people walking this earth at this very moment in time, keeping some of those secrets so bottled up inside, that it clogs the very flow of their emotions preventing them from forming genuine intimate bonds with others.… [Read more]

Kony Island: The Case for a US 2012 Viral Campaign

Something odd and not so funny happened yesterday after I logged into my social accounts. I heard an awful lot about some dude named Joseph Kony. There was a link on my Facebook page to Kony 2012. My first thought was, ‘It’s finally happened. The GOP has found a new candidate, some random Tea Party guy named Kony’.… [Read more]

Can Twitter Help Predict the GOP Presidential Candidate?

Caucuses, straw polls, primaries, and Twitter. This is how the GOP presidential candidate will be decided in 2012. Well, maybe not actually on Twitter, but political pundits are watching Twitter closely this election cycle as if peering into a crystal ball. Can anything be gleaned from the Twitter feed?

As social media continues to grow in number of active users and collective influence, these sites are providing valuable feedback this election cycle.… [Read more]

(anti-)Social Media Blitz

I was just lying in bed (or rather, the tiny mattress on the floor that serves as my bed) in a daze, wondering how the hell I’m supposed to cough up a page about the topic I chose for this week: Is social media making us less social? It’s not that I don’t know what to say about this, it’s just me being neurotic.… [Read more]

Susan G. Komen Foundation Learns About the Power of Social Media

Social Media is a powerful tool to bring about change. It is a place where an individual can join together with like-minded people to make a difference.

At a time when so many are frustrated with politicians and the lack of change happening in Washington, it is encouraging to see people rising up collectively to force Congress to suspend an anti-piracy law decision and also to bring a large organization to it’s knees in the course of a month.… [Read more]