Tokyo’s Libya Protest by jetalone Secretary of State Clinton made a speech last week committing to the ideal of an uncensored Internet as a primary tool for freedom. Her remarks — while in contrast to U.S. reactions about Wikileaks and the Obama Administration’s questionable policies on net neutrality — were made in the wake of the incredible events that have occurred in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and other Arabic countries. As a result, liberty via the Internet has become a top policy objective. Throughout the Middle East’s unrest, individuals have used the Internet to communicate, speak out, and organize against totalitarian regimes in their countries. Further, citizens in Arabic countries can inform the rest of the world via social publishing tools, […]
Episode 50 featured Richard Laermer and me . Here’s a breakdown of the episode conversation: After two minutes of technical difficulties, we got under way. The debatable choice of Mark Zuckerberg as TIME Man of the Year Don’t Ask Don’t Tell goes away Great to see Congress working well to pass meaningful legislation Do Not Track and Net Neutrality progress What does 50 shows mean? We talk about a year and a half! The Fidel Castro Wikileak cable on medical care: Michael Moore is full of shiznay A better society as a result of Wikileaks? Madoff – The secretary is on trial, and how the financial recovery process is coming along GM’s Chris Barger declares the social media bubble is […]
Episode 49 featured Richard Laermer and me chatted about Wikileaks vs Klout and more. Here’s a breakdown of the episode conversation: Richard Holbrook’s passing Wikileaks versus Klout, Influence vs. Idiocy Wikileaks exists because journalists aren’t doing their jobs (contrary to the New York Times opinions) What if Wikileaks had told us in 2003 that there were no weapons of mass destruction Big reveals about Afghanistan & Nigeria Wikileaks enforcement by PayPal The cyberwar against abusive companies punishing Wikileaks: civil disobedience or not? Obama’s public relations gaffe with Bill Clinton Geoff’s waste of time at the DC Klout-Up Klout’s buying the marketing blogsphere Download or listen to the El Show Episode 48 today! Also available on iTunes! Geoff Livingston on Google+
Episode 48 featured Richard Laermer and me talking about punk social media and whether or not it’s an oxymoron. Here’s a breakdown of the episode conversation: Martin Scorsese on wit and humor The same conversation year after year… Scaling and rating influence, does it work?
“Spreading your content across multiple networks will now directly impact your Klout score. As on Twitter, our underlying premise for influence is not the number of friends or followers you have, but your ability to drive action. Create great content and engage with your network and you will see your Klout score continue to rise!” This is the message Klout sent my friend Maddie Grant and myself when we added Facebook to our score. Great to hear successful spamming is rewarded with a strong Klout score. Klout’s become a bit of a well-discussed defacto influence measure. But even though it takes a wide variety of mainstream social network measures — including retweeting, conversation, Facebook comments, and updates scores monthly — […]
Episode 45 featured communications thought leader and author Joseph Jaffe. Here’s a breakdown of the episode conversation: How bad the economy really is… The desperation that we’re seeing in the marketplace with the unemployed Flip the Funnel, Joe’s new book, and how it fits into the current economy Retention is the new acquisition: Keep your existing relationships How companies can evolve to better embrace employees (how Dell is doing it) “A great idea that’s executed poorly is a shit idea,” says Jaffe. The PR industry sucks! The barrier of entry is low. But the dust will always settle. Download or listen to the El Show Episode 45 today! Also available on iTunes! Geoff Livingston on Google+