Glenn Beck is an
Insensitive Prick – Beck told his national radio audience that “a handful
of people who hate America are losing their homes in a forest fire today,” referring to the wildfires that
started in Malibu.
First of all, one of those people, Steve Dark, is a conservative who loves America and
goes to church every week – or at least he did until his church burned to the
So what does that mean, Glenn? Does God hate America,
too? Steve and his Malibu
neighbors are looking forward to your answer.
Facebook is the New
Corporate Intranet – Why not? Create a Facebook Group, set it up as
“Secret” – so it’s not visible to search, only invited members can participate
and the group is invisible on members’ profiles – and voila, instant Intranet.
Members can post, discuss and share information, even upload photos or host
audio or video podcasts (and don’t forget the ability to create custom
applications.) Simple to be sure, but for some companies simple is good enough.
Goodbye HTML, hello FBML.
Social Media is Not Just
About a Set of Tools – Will someone please tell this to Ragan and PRSA?
Please, before they hurt somebody? It’s often those who profess to know the
future that turn out to be the most shortsighted.
Twit This: Twitter is
Good for Something – I know, hard to believe, but San Diego PBS station KPBS used the popular
micro-blogging tool to keep residents in touch with the latest wildfire news
via their mobile phones. If you do crisis communications, Twitter is a great
way to spread the word.
I Gave it an Honest
Try, and "Cavemen" is Just Not Funny – I wanted to believe, ABC, I really
The Audience is Still
Smarter Than Us (and Generous) – I don’t know if professional photographer Alex
Miroschnichenko’s decision to brave the Santiago Fire in Orange County and
distribute his images for free was simply a random act of citizen journalism,
but it was a significant act of citizenship.
New Glasses Don’t
Make You Any Less Bald – Hey, it was worth a shot. At least I still have
time to grow a beard and dress up as Phil Gomes for Halloween (sorry, I know I
shouldn’t make fun of a guy about to get married, that’s supposed to happen
after the wedding.)