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President Obama, Hits The GOP, Takes His Voting Rights Message To The People - Posted 5 days, 5 hours ago
On Friday, President Obama appeared at the White House to announce the resignation of Secretary of the Health and Human Service... [PRNewser]

Samsung Takes Things Too Far, Upsets the White House With Red Sox Selfie - Posted April 3, 2014
Perhaps you've seen the latest addition to the celebrity selfie digital photo album: Red Sox superstar (according to our resident Sox expert, Liz Mitchell) David Ortiz and President Ob... [AgencySpy]

Samsung Takes Things Too Far, Upsets the White House with Red Sox Selfie - Posted April 3, 2014
Perhaps you've seen the latest addition to the celebrity selfie digital photo album: Red Sox superstar (according to our resident Sox expert, Liz Mitchell) David Ortiz and President Ob... [PRNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: AP Changes Style | Frum to The Atlantic | Phone Hacker Pressured - Posted March 20, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: AP Changes Style | Frum to The Atlantic | Phone Hacker Pressured - Posted March 20, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Ferns Plugs Obamacare | Sweeney Steps Down | Reporter Dies in Uganda - Posted March 12, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Ferns Plugs Obamacare | Sweeney Steps Down | Reporter Dies in Uganda - Posted March 12, 2014
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Can Amy Poehler Sell Young People On The New Healthcare Law? President Obama Hopes So - Posted July 24, 2013
President Obama is spending a lot of time this week focused on reaching out to different demographics in an attempt to get back to the business of advancing his plans. Today, he returned to the scene of his first big speech as a new Sena... [AgencySpy]

Can Amy Poehler Sell Young People On The New Healthcare Law? President Obama Hopes So - Posted July 24, 2013
President Obama is spending a lot of time this week focused on reaching out to different demographics in an attempt to get back to the business of advancing his plans. Today, he returned to the scene of his first big speech as a new Sena... [PRNewser]

The White House Is Now 'Tumbling Things' - Posted April 26, 2013
When bills become infographics and the President's speeches are reduced to animated gifs, it can only mean one thing: the White House has officially joined Tumblr. Look out, Internet. The socially savvy Obama administration knows its memes. Its first blog post shows how official government news and public debate will look when... [SocialTimes.com]

Timothy Geithner Lands Book Deal - Posted March 14, 2013
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has inked a book deal to write a "behind-the-scenes account of the American response to the global financial crisis" for Crown Publishers. Publication is set for 2014. Robert Barnett negotiated the deal with publisher ... [GalleyCat]

Social TV results from Inauguration Day - Posted January 27, 2013
To see how much Twitter has grown in the past four years, just look at the 2013 Inauguration Day numbers below compared to 2009. In a little over one hour, there were 1.... [Lost Remote]

Friday Morning Laughs: Obama's Inauguration & A Beatboxing Goat - Posted January 25, 2013
TGIF! Well folks, the workweek is coming to a close and, as usual, we've put together a list of videos to help usher you into the weekend with a smile on your face. This week's Friday morning laughs features a few videos from Obama's inauguration, an "honest trailer" for... [SocialTimes.com]

Top 7 Political Moments on Social Media in 2012 - Posted January 3, 2013
Today marks a new U.S. Congress, but that doesn't mean we're done looking back at 2012. We've got a list of the top political moments in a year when Facebook, Twitter, Google + and many other social channels played a major role in shaping the images of elected officials ... [SocialTimes.com]

Obama Takes to YouTube to Address Online Gun Control Petitions - Posted December 21, 2012
President Obama recorded a video response to the online petitions on the White House's site, WeThePeople, asking him to address gun control and school safety. Petitions that garner 25,000 signatures on the site get a written response from the White House. Few get a video response starring the president. But several... [SocialTimes.com]

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Launches 'Demand a Plan' Campaign - Posted December 21, 2012
The social advocacy organization Mayors Against Illegal Guns, co-chaired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Meninio... [PRNewser]

Livestream: Not Yet Mainstream But Clearly a Game Changer - Posted December 19, 2012
Streaming events in real-time alters the dynamics for event organizers, impacting the scope of the audience, press coverage and sponsorships. Livestream is a key provider of real-time event coverage servi... [PRNewser]

Sara Horowitz on What 'Obamacare' Means to Freelancers - Posted December 12, 2012
When Sara Horowitz was hired as a lawyer, she was made an independent contractor and wasn't given any benefits. Since then, she's created Working Today, a nonprofit for uniting freela... [FishbowlDC]

Latest Twitter Scam Directs You To Video Showing Obama Punch Someone In The Face - Posted November 29, 2012
First off: No, you will not see a video of President Obama punching someone in the face here - or anywhere for that matter. That's the point of this post. The latest attempt to compromise your Twitter account tells you that you will see this ... [AllTwitter]

Friday Morning Laughs - The Post-Election Videos Edition - Posted November 9, 2012
Happy Friday, ladies and gents! It's been a crazy week, what with the election and all, so we decided to dedicate this week's Friday Morning Laughs to post-election videos. We've put together a collection of election-themed videos that have gone viral after Tuesday night's results, from speeches to songs... [SocialTimes.com]

Tweet Punch Out! Watch Romney Robot Give Obama The Old One-Two! - Posted November 6, 2012
Are you a Republican who is sick of annoying political posts and sites predicting an Obama win? Check out this site, where Romney is definitely in the lead - and landing punches left and right! Tweet Punch Out is powered by users tweets. Ev... [AllTwitter]

Obama Makes Final Push On Twitter - Posted November 6, 2012
In the most hotly contested election in recent U.S. history, American voters today are deciding who will be president of the United States. Both have used Twitter in recent months to bolster support - and today is no different, with ... [AllTwitter]

Obama Gets The Vote Out In Ohio With Adorable Cat Meme - Posted November 6, 2012
In a final push to get out the vote in the swing state of Ohio, the Obama Campaign has gone to the cats! A mailer, modeled after the highly popular online cat memes, was sent out encouraging Ohioans to "Stop looking at cats online and go vote!" An image of the... [SocialTimes.com]

Who Will You Vote For? Tweetcast Knows. Maybe. - Posted November 5, 2012
Unsure of who to vote for in tomorrow's U.S. Presidential election? Well, as we mentioned before: you are what you tweet! And Tweetcast may just know your mind better than you do! Either way, ... [AllTwitter]

Find Out How Many People With Your Name Have Already Voted - Posted November 5, 2012
Voting is always important, and it is especially important in an election that is predicted to be as close as tomorrow's Presidential election. In order to get the vote out and stress the importance of each and every individual showing up at the polls, the Obama campaign has launched a... [SocialTimes.com]

Discover Where Your Facebook Friends Stand Politically With Wisdom App - Posted November 1, 2012
This is the season when Facebook users' news feeds are filled with election-charged content. While the loudest voices are the ones most remembered, mo... [AllFacebook]

Social TV Platform Stevie Launches Election 2012 Channel Programmed By Tweets & Facebook - Posted October 31, 2012
Stevie, the social TV platform that launched earlier this year at TechCrunch Distrupt, is announcing the launch of a new Election 2012 channel featuring Election news taken from Twitter, Facebook and online videos. Stevie is designed to turn your social feeds into a compelling TV experience, and they aim to... [SocialTimes.com]

Donald Trump Makes President Obama an 'Offer He Can't Refuse' [Video] - Posted October 24, 2012
Business tycoon Donald Trump will donate $5 million to charity if President Barack Obama agrees to disclose records that prove his U.S. citizenship. The President has until October 31 at 5:00 p.m. to respond. Specifically, Trump is asking for Obama's college applications and records; and his passport applications and records. In... [SocialTimes.com]

Social TV results from the third presidential debate - Posted October 24, 2012
The third debate concluded on Monday evening providing another serving of massive social TV data. Twitter, Bluefin Labs, SnappyTV and more were all reporting on the results and what we can learn from the s... [Lost Remote]

Which Candidate's Facebook App Requests The Most Information? - Posted October 23, 2012
A while after President Barack Obama's social media team announced its Facebook application, Republican challenger Mitt ... [Lost Remote]

Which Candidate's Facebook App Requests The Most Information? - Posted October 23, 2012
A while after President Barack Obama's social media team announced its Facebook application, Republican challenger Mitt ... [AllFacebook]

Top 10 Funniest Debate Tweets - Posted October 22, 2012
On October 22, 2012, President Barack Obama joined Governor Mitt Romney for the third presidential debate of the season, moderated by CBS' Bob Schieffer. While professional comedians were lighting up the second screen that night with their Tweets, President Obama may have delivered the best line of the nig... [AllFacebook]

Top 10 Funniest Debate Tweets - Posted October 22, 2012
On October 22, 2012, President Barack Obama joined Governor Mitt Romney for the third presidential debate of the season, moderated by CBS' Bob Schieffer. While professional comedians were lighting up the second screen with their Tweets, President Obama may have delivered the best line of the night. Cour... [SocialTimes.com]

STUDY: Facebook Ads Have Little Effect On Political Campaign - Posted October 19, 2012
As Election Day comes closer, you're likely seeing political ads everywhere you turn -- on front lawns, in newspapers, and ... [AllFacebook]

Obama May Have Celebrity Backers, But Romney Has...A Squirrel? - Posted October 19, 2012
With the presidential election looming ever closer, campaign ads, debate analysis, poll numbers, and speculation as to who's really on top continue to cascade into our living rooms, offices, and social gatherings via every media outlet imaginable. How does anyone really know which candidate ha... [PRNewser]

Talked About On Twitter: #Binders Of Women - Posted October 17, 2012
If you caught the debate last night and have spent any time online today, you undoubtedly have seen many posts poking fun at Romney's "binders of women" comment. Well, Twitter went all out (as expected) and we have some favorites to share. When asked about pay ... [AllTwitter]

Has Social Media Turned Election 2012 Into A Joke? - Posted October 17, 2012
Earlier this afternoon I received a phone call from my brother, Nick O'Neill. He wanted to talk about last night's Presidential debate, which, he said, had left him feeling more than a little hopeless. "I know, right?" I agreed. "They didn't talk about anythin... [SocialTimes.com]

Mitt Romney's 'Binders Full Of Women' Comment Buzzing On Facebook - Posted October 17, 2012
The debates between President Barack Obama and Republi... [AllFacebook]

JibJab Lets You Show Support For Your Favorite Presidential Candidate By Dancing With Them - Posted October 15, 2012
In the final weeks leading up to the 2012 Presidential Election, JibJab has launched a campaign that lets you show your support for either Obama or Romney... by dancing with them! JibJab is polling the American people at jibjab.com/election in what... [SocialTimes.com]

Sesame Workshop Asks Obama Campaign To Take Down Anti-Romney Big Bird Ad - Posted October 9, 2012
This morning a new anti-Romney ad featuring Big Bird hit the Barack Obama YouTube channel. Currently stuck at 315 views, the video has gone viral immediately, but it looks like it's not going to last as Sesame Street has requested that the ad be taken down. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Talked About On Twitter: #ObamaCampaignIn3Words and #RomneyCampaignIn3Words - Posted October 8, 2012
Those crazy bipartisan twitterers are at it again - and this time they're throwing down with dueling hashtags: #ObamaCampaignIn3Words and #RomneyCampaignIn3Words. Who wins? No one really, but they're fun to read. Will we ever get enough of the bipartisan bashing on Twitter? Probably... [10,000 Words]

Social Entrepreneur Students Raising Money For Charity On Twitter Thanks To #BigBird - Posted October 5, 2012
Even if you didn't watch the U.S. Presidential debate the other night, you've likely heard about Romney's plans to "fire Big Bird." Well, two fast-moving University of North Carolina students snapped up firebigbird.com and began ... [AllTwitter]

10.3 Million Tweets Sent During Last Night's Presidential Debates - Posted October 4, 2012
President Obama and Mitt Romney met in Denver last night to verbally duke it out, and Twitter was listening. Between 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. EDT, users sent 10.3 million tweets related to the Presidential debate. The tweets started to really spike ... [AllTwitter]

Can Halloween Mask Sales Predict the Next President? - Posted September 28, 2012
It would appear that imitation is indeed the greatest form of flattery, especially when it comes to Halloween costume sales in an election year. According to this article in the Sa... [PRNewser]

Open Government Partnership Celebrates First Anniversary - Posted September 27, 2012
Kedar Pavgi of NextGov.com reports, "A year ago, President Obama and 46 other heads of state launch... [semanticweb.com]

Obama's Latest Facebook Campaign Sticks - Posted September 24, 2012
The race for the U.S. presidency is increasingly being fought on Facebook. President Barack... [AllFacebook]

Obama Portrayed As Average Beer-Loving Guy - Posted September 18, 2012
As the presidential election nears, both campaigns seem to be trying to hammer home the idea that their candidates truly understand the lives and plights of average Americans. While Romney's campaign tries to down... [PRNewser]

NBC Wins Final Night of DNC; CNN #1 on Cable - Posted September 7, 2012
NBC wins the final night of the Democratic National Convention drawing more than 7 million viewers for its two-hour primetime special last night. On cable, CNN won its first convention night in both primetime, and the crucial 10pm hour. After MSNBC ... [TVNewser]

Republicans' #areyoubetteroff Hashtag Backfires when Twitter Responds 'Yes' - Posted September 7, 2012
Unless you've been plugging your ears and humming every time a political ad or news story has invaded your living room (we understand the urge), you've inevitably heard Mitt Romney (or his campaign) ask some version of the question, "A... [PRNewser]

Who Needs Networks? Democrats To Stream DNC, Kal Penn To Host Web Show - Posted September 3, 2012
The Democratic National Committee says it will be live-streaming all of the speeches from the Democratic National Convention here in Charlotte, North Carolina this week on... [TVNewser]

Clint Eastwood Lambasts Empty Chair, Inspires New Meme That Even Obama Gets In On - Posted August 31, 2012
If you watched the Republican National Convention last night that you know that one of the most memorable highlights came when Clint Eastwood took the stage and spoke to "invisible Obama" for a full eight minutes. Well, almost as soon as Eastwood's speech began, the Internet responded with a brand... [SocialTimes.com]

Infographic: Which Political Party Is Dominating Social Media In 2012? - Posted August 30, 2012
Back in 2008, Obama revolutionized political campaigning by building a massive, loyal following on social networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Obama's social media prowess was a major factor in his 2008 win, but is he still ahead of the curve in the social media game in 2012? A... [SocialTimes.com]

Will Americans Buy into Energy-Efficient Cars? - Posted August 28, 2012
The American public has had a long and complicated relationship with the automobile. Cars once symbolized freedom, rebellion and adventure, and the open road reached out to all of us: rebellious teenagers, vacationing suburban families, slick hot rod enthusiasts, rootless counter-cultu... [PRNewser]

Obama And Romney Videos Rack Up The YouTube Views... 2 Billion To Be Exact - Posted August 27, 2012
The political world is revving up for the dirtiest election of all time and YouTube is proving to be one of the hottest battlegrounds, with close to 600,000 videos mentioning Obama or Romney already populating the video site. How many people are watching these videos? According to YouTube Trends,... [SocialTimes.com]

Univision, Facebook Partner For Hispanic Forums Featuring President Obama, Mitt Romney - Posted August 24, 2012
In an effort to reach out to U.S. Hispanic voters, Facebook recently announced ... [AllFacebook]

YouTubers Already Revving Up For The Dirtiest Election Of All Time - Posted August 23, 2012
With the Republican and Democratic National Conventions just around the corner, Election 2012 is really heating up and as Obama and Romney duke it out in television campaign commercials,... [SocialTimes.com]

President Uses Twitter, Breathes Oxygen Like Other Humans - Posted August 7, 2012
In case you wondered how the world's most visible face interacts with the followers of his office's official Twitter feed, the White House has released this in-no-way-heavy-hitting video documenting a few moments in the life of @WhiteHouse. While we can't pretend to be terribly impressed, we will admit that the President... [PRNewser]

Closing In On A Million Open Government Data Sets - Posted June 20, 2012
A million data sets. That's the number of government data sets out there on the web that we have closed in on. "The question is, when you have that many, how do you search for them, find them, coordinate activity between governments, bring in NGOs," says James A. Hendler, Tetherless World Senior... [semanticweb.com]

How Popular Are Obama And Romney On Twitter? This App Checks - In Real-Time - Posted May 17, 2012
It's a student project, but Twipolitico has the potential to add some serious insight into the 2012 race. The site tracks the real-time popularity of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on Twitter, to see who's winning the social media sentiment race. ... [AllTwitter]

Obama's Twitter Popularity Surges After Support For Gay Marriage - Posted May 10, 2012
Obama went on national TV on Wednesday to publicly show his support for gay marriage. This made him the first sitting president to do so, and caused quite the stir among both mainstream and new media types. Twitter quickly became a sounding board for any and all opinions about gay marriage and... [AllTwitter]

Downloading Facebook Info | Tumblr's Business Savvy | Stumbling Gets Social - Posted April 13, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

The President's on Pinterest - Posted March 28, 2012
It's almost like a coming of age for a social network when the President gets on board. It was a big deal when Obama joined Twitter, Facebook and Google+, and now he's signed up for the latest social craze: Pinterest. His Pinterest page so far includes Obama-inspired ... [SocialTimes.com]

Word to Semantic Web Startups: The JOBS Act Is On - Posted March 28, 2012
If there's one thing the Semantic Web arena is full of, it is start-ups. In fact, the slew of creative and innovative ideas out there coming from young companies is one of the reasons for the first Start-Up Competition to be held at the Semantic Tech & Business... [semanticweb.com]

A Marriage Made For The Global, Digital Economy - Posted February 27, 2012
At the recent SemTech Berlin conference, husband-and-wife team Michael Trevor McDonald and Kim Chandler McDonald, CTO and Executive VP, respectively, of KimmiC, led a session that discussed a marriage of a different sort: that between the Semantic Web and the user interface. The session was described as providing t... [semanticweb.com]

Chinese Flood Obama's Google+ Page with Humorous Comments - Posted February 27, 2012
China's dammed Internet wall is common knowledge -- Chinese users are blockaded from looking at Facebook, Google+, Twitter and other sites that their government doesn't allow. With all that pressure building up, though, the dam seems to have had a small crack, and it led to Obama's Google+ page. Some meddl... [SocialTimes.com]

Watch Obama's Complete Google+ Hangout with America [Video] - Posted January 31, 2012
President Obama completed his first live Google Hangout on Monday, and the results were pretty good. Google has put up the video, and you can see that whether you agree with the answers or not, the overall effect of having Americans from all over the country asking live questions to... [SocialTimes.com]

Will Marijuana Questions Top The Charts For Obama's YouTube Interview Again This Year? - Posted January 23, 2012
Last January over 139,000 questions were submitted for a YouTube interview with President Obama. This year, YouTube is accepting question submissions for the next interview with the President, but this time they're taking things to the next level--the interview wil... [SocialTimes.com]

Obama to Answer Your Questions on State of the Union Interview on Google+ - Posted January 23, 2012
Following tomorrow's crucial State of the Union address, President Barack Obama will participate in a Google Plus Hangout next week to ostensibly field questions about his speech. He'll be addressing questions from users who will have until January 28th to submit their questions via video. I'm curious to see... [SocialTimes.com]

Michelle Obama Joins Her Husband On Twitter - Posted January 13, 2012
Michelle Obama has finally signed up for her very own Twitter account, tweeting to support her husband's reelection efforts in November. She's no Charlie Sheen, ... [AllTwitter]

Official Obama Twitter Account Embraces Black Friday, Tweets About Campaign T-Shirts And 10%-Off Coupons - Posted November 28, 2011
It appears the feverish need to sell, sell, sell on Black Friday has reached even the President of the United States: Barack Obama's official Twitter account took to hawking official election 2012 wares on the biggest shopping day of the year. This past Friday, crowds flocked t... [AllTwitter]

Social Media Survey Says Only Half Would Vote for Obama Today [Infographic] - Posted November 23, 2011
Market researcher Lab42 surveyed 500 social media users on politics and the findings are presented in this infographic. Two-thirds of adult social media users in the U.S. voted for Barack Obama in the 2008. Today, only half would vote for Obama if they knew what they know now. The findings also... [SocialTimes.com]

Making a Link Between Federal Agency Strategies and IT Expenditures - Posted November 21, 2011
What do you get when you join up machine-readable representations of federal government agencies' strategic plans and spending on IT resources? Expressing these as Linked Data adds value in that it becomes easier to correlate and mash up information, and even to determine how or whether technology implementations are helping to... [semanticweb.com]

Michelle Obama Sends Her Very First Tweet (But Doesn't Have An Account Of Her Own Yet) - Posted October 21, 2011
Joining her husband on Twitter, Michelle Obama has started to tweet this week amid a warm welcome from the White House. However, the First Lady used a proxy account, rather than creating one of her own, to interact with the Twitter-sphere. The White House made a pretty big deal of Mrs. Ob... [AllTwitter]

Obama Administration Is Asking Americans To "Tweet For Jobs" - Posted October 5, 2011
In an effort to get as much public support for his jobs bill as possible, President Obama and his administration are asking Americans to take to Twitter to pressure Congress to act on the bill. Using the "Tweet For Jobs" tool, Americans can tweet to their Re... [AllTwitter]

#AskObama Town Hall Wrap-Up: 119K Questions, 26K Participants, 19 Answers [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted July 8, 2011
Obama took to Twitter on Wednesday to answer Americans' questions about jobs and the economy, in what was the first-ever White House Twitter Town Hall. Now that it's over, how did Obama do in answering the questions most important to the nation? Twitter dashboard ... [AllTwitter]

Could You Run A Country Using Only Twitter? - Posted July 7, 2011
In light of Wednesday's Twitter Town Hall, I started wondering just how useful Twitter could be to politicians and world leaders in the future. I started creating a hypothetical world in which a leader could only use Twitter to interact with citizens, lead a military and perform diplomatic relations... and the... [AllTwitter]

Follow Today's White House Town Hall With The Obama Dashboard From TwitSprout - Posted July 6, 2011
In less than an hour, President Obama will be answering questions in the first ever White House Twitter Town Hall. If you're interested in following along with the President's answers to questions on jobs and the economy, the TwitSprout team has put together a ... [AllTwitter]

White House Creates "Rapid Response" Twitter Account - Posted May 25, 2011
The avatar in this article might not look like one from an official White House online presence, but it is. It's the face of the new Director of Progressive Media & Online Response, Jesse Lee, who will be tweeting in an official capacity from @jesseclee44, in the hopes of pr... [AllTwitter]

Awkward: Obama's Car Gets Stuck At US Embassy In Ireland [Video] - Posted May 23, 2011
The only thing that can be said about a new Presidential video that's spreading like wildfire is, "Oops!" While visiting the US Embassy in Ireland, President Obama's Cadillac got stuck on a curb. The video's description says it all--"It might be bullet proof, it might be missile proof -... [SocialTimes.com]

Behind Bin Laden: The Role of Social Media - Posted May 2, 2011
In his ocean-grave, bin Laden must be rolling over and over again. News of his capture and death first broke on social media, and the twitter-verse has exploded with reactions from the public - probably not the official, respectful, send-off, he would`ve envisioned. But, what role did social media really play... [SocialTimes.com]

Fox News FAIL: President Obama Is In Fact Dead?! [Video] - Posted May 2, 2011
Something isn't quite right with this quote from Fox 5: "President Obama speaking from the East room of the White House, telling the nation and the world President Obama is in fact dead." A slip of the tongue on Fox News, just before Obama's speech last night has led to one of... [SocialTimes.com]

The Trump 2012 Lesson for Startups: Leverage Your Influence - Posted May 2, 2011
[caption id="attachment_60397" align="alignright" width="225" caption="Credit: freeimagefinder.com"][/caption] The media is asking and being asked by many: how has Donald Trump become a relevant name in the context of the 2012 Unites States Presidential race? The answer is: they have all been trumped (pardon the pun) by a ... [SocialTimes.com]

Complete Coverage of Barack Obama's Facebook Town Hall - Posted April 20, 2011
The editor of our sister site AllFacebook.com is on the ground floor covering Barack Obama's Facebook Town Hall today. Head over there now to check it out!... [SocialTimes.com]

Paying Too Much for FOIA - Posted April 18, 2011
A new article from InfoVegan looks at the costs of the Freedom of Information Act and how those costs will only continue to rise if Data.gov and other open government sites go dark: "FOIA is one of those transparency things that sounds like a good idea, but in the end turns... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook for 2012: Facebook Gets a Big Role in Obama's Official Campaign Launch - Posted April 4, 2011
In 2008, they shouted "Yes we can!", but in 2012, the crowds may be yelling "accept my friend request" as Barack Obama officially launches his 2012 Presidential campaign with a heavy social media component. With the official launch of Obama's bid for a second term, new and improved social media and networking... [SocialTimes.com]

US Presidential Election 2012 Kicks Off On YouTube...How Dirty Will It Get? - Posted April 4, 2011
The political heat has finally died down on YouTube after last November's Senate elections, but the last few months have just been the calm before the storm. Democrats, Republicans, Independents and Tea Partiers all over the country are about to get all riled up once again because the 2012 Presidential... [SocialTimes.com]

Tracking the Trail From Silicon Valley to Washington D.C., and Back - Posted March 28, 2011
President Barack Obama's claim as the first "Web 2.0 president," along with his ties to the tech industry, may be getting a little deeper with rumors of two impending personnel moves between his presidency and Silicon Valley. Obama, of course, was not the first politician to use Web 2.0 technologies to r... [SocialTimes.com]

Top 5 Ways to Follow Obama's State of the Union on Twitter - Posted January 25, 2011
The State of the Union may not have the same great commercials as the Super Bowl, but it's still an annual television event that gets people talking. Whether you're tuning in because you genuinely care about Obama's vision for America, because you just want to sound intelligent at your next... [AllTwitter]

Obama to Answer Twitter Questions After State of the Union - Posted January 24, 2011
The State of the Union Address will be on Tuesday, but many of us in the industry are looking forward to the "social media" state of the union Q&A Obama will deliver on Thursday. The President will take questions from social media sources including Twitter,... [AllTwitter]

Obama in Haiku: Real-Time Twitter Updates of the President's Speech - Posted January 13, 2011
If you weren't able to tune in last night to listen to President Obama's Tucson speech, the Editor-in-Chief of the National Journal has you covered: he live-tweeted updates from the speech as-it-happened last night. The result is a series of h... [AllTwitter]

Does Using Twitter Make the White House "Transparent"? - Posted December 22, 2010
The White House is stepping up its social media presence - possibly in response to the strength of Republicans on Twitter and elsewhere online - by holding Twitter question periods. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs answered a questions specifically about Twitter a... [AllTwitter]

Politico's Allen: 'The Challenge is Breaking Through the White Noise' - Posted November 18, 2010
[caption id="attachment_9387" align="alignleft" width="298" caption="A still from yesterday's event. From left: Mike Allen, Karen Hughes, Don Baer, and Pat Mitchell"][/caption] During the Paley Center for Media's International Council forum on digital media and politics in New York on Wednesday, ... [PRNewser]

Follow the White House on Twitter, 8 Different Ways (Plus One!) - Posted November 17, 2010
The White House is proud of its Twitter presence, and wants the citizens of America to know it. It recently published a blog post on the official White House Blog... [AllTwitter]

New Obama Book: 'Everyone Knew the Communications Effort Was Struggling' - Posted November 15, 2010
Revival: The Struggle for Survival Inside the Obama White House, a new book out this week from communications consultant and political analyst Richard Wolffe, puts forth yet another documentation of how the ... [PRNewser]

What Are You Reading? - Posted April 6, 2009
Oh blogs, blogs, blogs! You're ruining the news market with your free information and your constant updating. So what are you talking about that's getting everyone so hyped up they just have to pass your stories along? According to Pew Research Center... [MediaJobsDaily]

Emanuel: 'We Should Have A Conscious Strategy Of Communicating Through Hispanic Media' - Posted March 9, 2009
Howard Kurtz reports on the White House giving access to journalists who have been ignored in the past: reporters of color from minority outlets. President Obama has spoken with Telemundo, CNN En Espanol, and his firs... [MediaJobsDaily]

651,000 Jobs Lost In February - Posted March 6, 2009
The official totals for February are out from the Bureau of Labor Statistics today, and they are worse than previously thought. Unemployment is now at 8.1 percent, its highest rate in 25 years. A Bloomberg survey predicted unemployment would remain below 8 percent in February. Looks like they were wrong. Estimates put... [MediaJobsDaily]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted December 5, 2008
Meet the Press: President-elect Obama. This Week: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Ron Gettelfinger, President, United Auto Workers, The Wall Street Journals' Pe... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 11.25.08 - Posted November 25, 2008
Good Morning Washington. What DC restaurant is featured above? Think you know? Email us with your best guess. AND: Join us after the jump to find out if you guessed our last contest correctly." Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning... [FishbowlDC]

Give Up Your Web Anonymity. Can Obama Do That? - Posted November 24, 2008
Obama was one of the first politicians to really leverage online social media to its full potential during his campaign for the presidential election, so you've got to admit that he knows a thing or two about maintaining an online reputation. And now that Obama is the president... [SocialTimes.com]

Obama, Jon Hamm and Leo DiCaprio Are GQ Men of the Year - Posted November 18, 2008
GQ Magazine, always looking to one-up the newsweeklies because it as a rule doesn't break news, came out with its Man of the Year award. Oh sorry, they're calling them Men of the Year. Way to waffle, GQ. Of course, first up was ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 11.07.08 - Posted November 7, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Lunch: Joy Behar, Star Jones & Another Sarah Palin Doppelganger - Posted October 8, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE What recession? The joint was jumping at Michael's today. Media mavens, television types and fashionistas were still trying to digest the week's head spinning events but, in true New York style, weren't letting a worldwide tanking economy get in the way of a good time. There was... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Joy Behar, Star Jones & Another Sarah Palin Doppelganger - Posted October 8, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE What recession? The joint was jumping at Michael's today. Media mavens, television types and fashionistas were still trying to digest the week's head spinning events but, in true New York style, weren't letting a worldwide tanking economy get in the way of a good time. There was... [FishbowlNY]

Edwards Off Short List for VP: Enquirer? - Posted July 23, 2008
John Edwards got his hand stuck in somebody's cookie jar and the result may mean no VP slot for Obama. The L.A. Times, of all places, picked up the story that no one would touch because it originated at, yikes!, the ... [FishbowlLA]

Covering Barack: The New Yorker Depicts Terrorist Fist-Jabbing Couple in Oval Office - Posted July 13, 2008
Ironic or just nuts? The cover of this week's New Yorker is sure to make some waves when it hits newsstands and mailboxes. It depicts the Obama's in the Oval Office revealing their "tr... [Fishbowl NY]

Covering Barack: The New Yorker Depicts Terrorist Fist-Jabbing Couple in Oval Office - Posted July 13, 2008
Ironic or just nuts? The cover of this week's New Yorker is sure to make some waves when it hits newsstands and mailboxes. It depicts the Obama's in the Oval Office revealing their "tr... [FishbowlNY]

Obama on Writing - Posted July 11, 2008
Pam Coughlan over at Motherreader was at an Obama event in Fairfax, VA yesterday where he was asked what he would say to young wr... [GalleyCat]

Obama Smear Emailer Tries to do Maureen Dowd's Job For Her - Posted July 8, 2008
So by this point it's no secret how we feel about Maureen Dowd and her gender-twisting habits, but even though we are q... [Fishbowl NY]

Obama Smear Emailer Tries to do Maureen Dowd's Job For Her - Posted July 8, 2008
So by this point it's no secret how we feel about Maureen Dowd and her gender-twisting habits, but even though we are q... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Football, Fashionistas & Laila Ali - Posted June 11, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE It was a tasty tossed summer salad of movers, shakers — and football players at Michael's today. Now that the power set has to cram in five days of plotting into a truncated work week — Why miss out on a Friday afternoon in the Hamptons if you don't... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Football, Fashionistas & Laila Ali - Posted June 11, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE It was a tasty tossed summer salad of movers, shakers — and football players at Michael's today. Now that the power set has to cram in five days of plotting into a truncated work week — Why miss out on a Friday afternoon in the Hamptons if you don't... [FishbowlNY]

Jim Rainey Upbraids Political Reporters, Invents A Word - Posted June 3, 2008
LAT reporter James Rainey coins the term "discordulum," an invented region of the brain of any presidential campaign reporter which is devoted to recognizing conflict. "From this hyper-developed brain center come stories about the certain demise of some politician... [FishbowlLA]

Lunch: Hillary—Obama Smackdown! - Posted May 28, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE Bill Clinton isn't the only one who is getting a little testy about the endlessly long and increasingly tabloid-y battle for the democratic nomination. At today's lunch, politics were on the menu... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Hillary—Obama Smackdown! - Posted May 28, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE Bill Clinton isn't the only one who is getting a little testy about the endlessly long and increasingly tabloid-y battle for the democratic nomination. At today's lunch, politics were on the menu... [FishbowlNY]

HuffPo: Stars Align for Democratic Candidates - Posted April 21, 2008
In case you're a Philly transplant with a mail-in ballot and only three working brain cells, HuffPo helps you decide whom to vote for with this handy-dandy guide to which stars are endorsing which candidates. Obama is supported by Jennifer Aniston, Sam J... [FishbowlLA]

Larry Sinclair's Wild Ride with Obama--MSM Cover-up? - Posted February 22, 2008
Larry Sinclair claimed to have performed oral sex on Barack Obama in the back of a limo, and later in a hotel room while smoking crac... [FishbowlLA]

FBLA Goes to the Party: Weisberg Book Party - Posted February 21, 2008
Slate's Jacob Weisberg read from his new book The Bush Tragedy at a Domino-sponored shindig in Brentwood. 300 guests stormed Arianna Huffington's mansion house. (Or home, as the invitations read.) ... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted February 20, 2008
Politics-As-High-School: We've been loving the Top of the Ticket political blog for all the tasty morsels of minutiae it serves up. This Don Frederick post is especially fun: Replace the words "Clinton," "Obama" and "... [FishbowlLA]

Lunch At Michael's: Paging George Clooney! Fern Mallis is Saving You a Seat at Fashion Week! - Posted January 23, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE What recession? The dining room at 55th & Fifth was buzzing with the usual assemblage of bold face names, social swans and television types that tucked into their Cobb salads with gusto while digesting some of the week's harrowing headlines. Hollywood figured heavily into many... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch At Michael's: Paging George Clooney! Fern Mallis is Saving You a Seat at Fashion Week! - Posted January 23, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE What recession? The dining room at 55th & Fifth was buzzing with the usual assemblage of bold face names, social swans and television types that tucked into their Cobb salads with gusto while digesting some of the week's harrowing headlines. Hollywood figured heavily into many... [FishbowlNY]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted January 11, 2008
Johnny Grant Memorialized: Fittingly, a memorial was held over Johnny Grant's star on the Walk of Fame. ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 01.08.08 - Posted January 8, 2008
Happy New Hampshire Primary Day Washington! On this day in 1790, President George Washington delivered our first State of the Union. In 1992, Bush 41 puked on Japanese Prime Minister Miyazawa Kiichi, and, in 2006, Tom DeLay resigned as House Majority Leader. Happy 41st R Kelly! (Hat tip: MicCheckRadio) Quickly navigate Morning Reading... [FishbowlDC]

Bierut Sounding Absolutely Scrumptuous on WNYC Today - Posted July 5, 2007
The man who seems to have no shortage of fabulous ties (one seen here with our blog-mama Laurel Touby), Michael Bierut appeared today on "The Leonard Lopate Show" with gu... [UnBeige]

Inside The Time 100 Party - Posted May 9, 2007
America Ferrera and John Mayer It's arguably the most exclusive magazine party of the year. (Graydon Carter's Vanity's Fair Oscar party perhaps being the other.) John Edwards mingled with John Mayer. Sir Richard Branson (just back f... [Fishbowl NY]

Inside The Time 100 Party - Posted May 9, 2007
America Ferrera and John Mayer It's arguably the most exclusive magazine party of the year. (Graydon Carter's Vanity's Fair Oscar party perhaps being the other.) John Edwards mingled with John Mayer. Sir Richard Branson (just back f... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 04.13.07 - Posted April 13, 2007
Good morning Washington. You think NBC should not have dropped Imus. From a tipster: "check out sudarsan r's front page first person piece in today's washpost... [FishbowlDC]

Frequent Guest Ana Marie Cox Drops Imus - Posted April 12, 2007
Refreshingly honest on Imus appeal The former Wonkette-turned-Time blogger had become part of Imus' rotating cast of media characters, and loved the ego-stroking attention. No longer, she says. Here's why: I h... [Fishbowl NY]

Frequent Guest Ana Marie Cox Drops Imus - Posted April 12, 2007
Refreshingly honest on Imus appeal The former Wonkette-turned-Time blogger had become part of Imus' rotating cast of media characters, and loved the ego-stroking attention. No longer, she says. Here's why: I h... [FishbowlNY]

MSNBC Drops Imus: The Heat Was Mounting All Day - Posted April 11, 2007
By all accounts, the heat on Imus was mounting from Secaucus to Rock Center all day prior to his ousting. TVNewser says that NBC execs had been in meetings all afternoon and that the decision to cut ... [Fishbowl NY]

MSNBC Drops Imus: The Heat Was Mounting All Day - Posted April 11, 2007
By all accounts, the heat on Imus was mounting from Secaucus to Rock Center all day prior to his ousting. TVNewser says that NBC execs had been in meetings all afternoon and that the decision to cut ... [FishbowlNY]

Obama Brings Bling | Ed Bradley's Posthumous Peabody | Us Weekly, Star Snub Brangelina | Larry King Wants 10 More Years - Posted April 5, 2007
Obama: Raises $23 million for primary, puts heat on Hillary. [ABCNews.com] Ed Bradley: Wins posthumous Peabody Award. [... [Fishbowl NY]

Obama Brings Bling | Ed Bradley's Posthumous Peabody | Us Weekly, Star Snub Brangelina | Larry King Wants 10 More Years - Posted April 5, 2007
Obama: Raises $23 million for primary, puts heat on Hillary. [ABCNews.com] Ed Bradley: Wins posthumous Peabody Award. [... [FishbowlNY]

Another Green Issue - Posted March 21, 2007
It's now clear that having a "green" issue is the trendiest thing in magazine publishing — that is, other than the ubiquitous Obama cover. The latest: Fortune, which slapped another green biz favorite, Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, on its cover. (Oddly, the issue includes a decidedly "un-... [Fishbowl NY]

Another Green Issue - Posted March 21, 2007
It's now clear that having a "green" issue is the trendiest thing in magazine publishing — that is, other than the ubiquitous Obama cover. The latest: Fortune, which slapped another green biz favorite, Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, on its cover. (Oddly, the issue includes a decidedly "un-... [FishbowlNY]

This Week In Pool Reports - Posted February 16, 2007
In this week's episode, the First Dogs frolicked in the snow, Obama wins the little discussed playgroud primary and President Bush loves teasing the poolers. "The pool enjoyed a brief respite from the icy weather when we walked through the White House to the motorcade past a small fragment of spring: dozens... [FishbowlDC]

Obama | Judy Miller | Graydon Carter | David Letterman | Ann Moore: Time Inc. Needs More Failures | New York Mag To Move Downtown? | Wallpaper Eyes Details Editor - Posted January 31, 2007
Obama: Putting "deep freeze" on Fox News reporters? [Washington Post's Sleuth] Judy Miller: Testifies at Libby trial. [WSJ] ... [Fishbowl NY]

Obama | Judy Miller | Graydon Carter | David Letterman | Ann Moore: Time Inc. Needs More Failures | New York Mag To Move Downtown? | Wallpaper Eyes Details Editor - Posted January 31, 2007
Obama: Putting "deep freeze" on Fox News reporters? [Washington Post's Sleuth] Judy Miller: Testifies at Libby trial. [WSJ] ... [FishbowlNY]

CNN Should've Seen Osama-Obama Flub Coming - Posted January 2, 2007
Considering their lighthearted report on people who confuse "Osama" with "Obama" aired less than a month ago ... ... [Fishbowl NY]

CNN Should've Seen Osama-Obama Flub Coming - Posted January 2, 2007
Considering their lighthearted report on people who confuse "Osama" with "Obama" aired less than a month ago ... ... [FishbowlNY]

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