- now this is a class!
- The Google Web Toolkit-based Google Moderator app now went live on WhiteHouse.gov (it was previously shown at Change.gov). The project is called Open for Questions and lets you register and ask the US administration questions on the economy. You wont see the Google logo, but you can open the frames source HTML and see for yourself. (You can also look up the IP location of the source domain moderator.whitehouse.gov, which points to Mountain View, California.) [Via Michael.]
- Rushing through something that will have an impact on how you business is seen is probably not the wisest idea, but in terms of ROI, there is a general misconception that video production has to be costly. This is not the case. This is something SEO-PR's Greg Jarboe and Mike McDonald of WebProNews recently discussed at Search Engine Strategies New York:
- But the bigger news is the insight Charlie Miller, a security researcher for Independent Security Evaluators who cracked a fully patched MacBook Air through Safari, gave ZDNet in an interview. Miller labeled Mac OS as the easiest of the bunch to exploit while naming Firefox on Windows machines one of the most difficult, and Chrome as almost impossible
- The White House has launched a new web site where anyone can submit and vote up their most important questions for President Obama about the economy. That's right – the White House has a Digg clone! At least for the next two days. Activity on the site will culminate in Obama addressing the top questions on Thursday, March 26.
- In order to enhance their digital image, Cherokee Nation Businesses hired a full-time social media director.
Steve Rex of Rex Public Relations recently was named digital director to lead the new interactive division. (Photo by Rip Stell)
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But the role isnt merely about sprucing up their Web sites, said Mark Miller, vice president of corporate communications for Cherokee Nation Businesses.
- More and more athletes are getting in on the Twitter craze – from the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks' Charlie Villanueva to NHL superstar Alex Ovechkin to the Phoenix Suns' big man, Shaquille O'Neal – and are using it to keep in touch and interact with their fans.
Some are taking issue with this, not really from the standpoint that athletes twittering is a bad thing, but because there is debate about whether or not twittering during games is appropriate.
- Still, being in thrall to Twitter hasnt stopped Laporte from joining a conversation thats taking hold on the services fringes. As this group of Web subversives sees it, the once-tiny Twitter has grown like a magic beanstalk into a full-fledged communications medium taking its place alongside Web pages, e-mail and maybe even television. And though the 30-person, San Francisco start-up is not exactly General Electric, digital trust-busters believe the same rules apply: One company shouldnt have a monopoly…
- His topic was called "Advanced SEO Strategies: Integrating Analytics, Usability, Persuasion and Journalism. Matt was introduced by Stewart Quealy, VP. Incisive Media. I had the honor of sitting with Mrs. Bailey, which was fun because we could giggle together. There is always something to laugh at with Matt's talks.
- A meme (pronounced /mi?m/ – like theme), a postulated unit or element of cultural ideas, symbols or practices, gets transmitted from one mind to another through speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena. (The etymology of the term relates to the Greek word mimema for "something imitated".) Supporters of the concept of memes believe that they act as cultural analogues to genes, in that they self-replicate and respond to selective pressures. Memeticists have not definitively empirically proven the existence of discrete memes or their proposed mechanism; they do not form part of the consensus of mainstream social sciences. Meme theory therefore lacks the same degree of influence granted to its counterpart and inspiration, genetics.
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