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Posts Tagged ‘budget’

Jeff Jarvis’s Political Frustration Becomes Viral Twitter Meme

Jeff Jarvis was mad this weekend. Really mad. And like a lot of angry people, he took to Twitter to vent his frustration.

But unlike a lot of angry people, Jeff Jarvis’s frustration struck a chord with Twitter, and his expletive-ridden catchphrase took off like wildfire to quickly become a viral Twitter phenomenon.
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Kenyans Asked to Tweet their Views on the Budget

In a move that might be the most social media friendly we’ve seen from a politician, Kenya’s Finance Minister has asked his Twitter followers for their input on the country’s budget – and promises to take their comments into consideration in the next draft.
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Wild animals take to Twitter to save their skins

save our skinsProposed cuts to the federal budget have included some head-scratching line items, but one that’s not getting nearly enough attention threatens funding for the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the animals it protects. Earthjustice has kicked off a social media campaign to bring awareness to this dire environmental situation, and the campaign itself is pretty brilliant. Read more