Well, well here we are again. Labor Day came and went before we knew it. The air is turning a bit more crisp, the leaves are deciding to alter their appearance, the RNC and DNC have had their spotlight and yet another presidential election lies dead ahead. Four years ago I provided a breakdown on […]

Ahhh, where does the time go? Social Media Snippets is now officially a year old and quite a year it has been. If I had to sum up this blog’s two main contributions to the social Web in the past year, it would have to be Barack and Twitter. I had no idea there would […]

Once in awhile I like to take a look at how social media is being utilized by government and politicians. It’s not often, but hey, it’s nailed me an Associate Professor position at the best online social media university (when’s that first paycheck coming Lee?). On a serious note, today is a monumental, historic day. […]

I’ve always been intrigued by how Government would adopt social media. Having worked as a Public Affairs Officer in the U.S. Navy, I’m privy to the heavy bureaucratic constraints that often make it seem darn near impossible to push projects along and meet deadlines. Our communications process and structure in the Navy was very defined. […]

Get ready. We’re a day away from what will undoubtedly go down as one of the most memorable presidential campaigns ever. Including myself, others such as Scott Porter and Lee Aase have taken time to breakdown the huge impact social media has played throughout this campaign. Groups such as ShareThis are even zeroing in on […]

Last month, I came across a post from Mari Smith about best practices for initiating a Facebook page. Facebook pages were initiated to provide a space for companies, nonprofits, products, brands, groups, public figures, etc. to have a presence on Facebook and provide a mode of interaction with supporters. Despite the increasing popularity of pages, […]

As an official SMUGle, I thought it would be good to pull together a response to Lee Aase’s call for a post analyzing the Obama campaign’s use of the web and social media. I’m prompted to do this for two main reasons: A) Lee does an amazing job with SMUG and I’m a huge fan […]