How much, if at all, did Obama’s use of social media affect fund raising and the election results?
How social media may or may not change the way we connect with our elected representatives.
Election results effect on Twitter “worse than a Steve Jobs keynote,” but they held up pretty well.
Business use of social networks: transparency, how to handle “bad news” (layoffs, etc.)
Cell phone tangent!
A friend of Dan’s, who is also an acquaintance of some of us here at Push My Follow, Brian Conley, was detained with five others in Beijing on August 18 during a protest backed by FreeTibet2008.org. Brian is best known for producing Alive in Baghdad, which puts video cameras in the hands of Iraqi citizens so they can share their stories. In a statement Brian’s wife Eowyn Rieke says,
If you haven’t heard yet, Brian was among 6 people recently arrested in Beijing, China while traveling to cover pro-Tibet demonstrations. We believe his arrest and detention (now over 3 days) are a direct result of his work as a journalist and his commitment to reporting on people’s struggles. Of course, a repressive and authoritarian Chinese government doesn’t help much either.
Dan is regularly posting updates on his site, please visit there and help spread the word, particularly if you have access to major media outlets. At this writing there has been no communication from Brian and the other detainees since Monday.
In this episode we also discuss “citizen journalism,” what it is, what role it plays, is it a good thing or not? Dan also talks about his upcoming stints covering the Democratic and Republican Conventions, and strongly recommends that you check out The Brookhaven Chronicles.
*Update August 24*We’ve received word that Brian Conley and 7 other detainees have been released and are headed back home.
The discussion is about (what else?) PodCamp! What are we getting out of it? How did we get involved in all this? What is PodCamp future, should it evolve? And HugCamp! Also, people not “getting” Twitter.
What’s Eric been up to?
Twitter in recovery mode?
iPhone 3G and iPhone 2.0 buzz
Finding like-minded spirits
How much time/energy to invest in social media?
Where will all this be in a year? Twitscoop Push My Follow on Ning
Mike & Joe will be presenting at PodCamp Boston, July 19 & 20, Mike on “Building a Successful Podcast” and Joe on “Distributed Twitter.” Sarah will be attending as well. If you’re there be sure to say hi!