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Posts Tagged ‘FCC’

Best Part Of This Chairman’s Twitter Chat Fail? He Was Tweeting From Twitter HQ

It’s bad enough when your Chairman bombs a very public PR event because you forgot to prep her on some key element, but it’s even worse (we’d imagine) when your Chairman bombs because he doesn’t know how to use a platform – and he’s sitting in that platform’s headquarters!

Enter FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. He visited Twitter HQ and planned to hold a Twitter chat while there, using the #AskJulius hashtag. Sounds simple enough, right? Nope!

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Twitter Expands D.C. Team To 2, Hires Former Top FCC Aide

Colin Crowell will be joining the Twitter team as the new Head of Global Public Policy. Formerly a senior advisor to FCC chairman Julius Genachowski, Crowell will join Adam Sharp in Washington D.C. as the second employee in Twitter’s two-person D.C. team.
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Comcast Pulls Non-Profit Funding Over A Tweet – Then Apologizes

If you’ve been watching the US media news lately, you’ve no doubt heard about the pretty shameless jump that the former FCC Commissioner, Meredith Baker, will be making to Comcast, only four months after approving its $13.5 billion merger with NBC. It’s been all over social and traditional media, and it looks like Comcast would (quite obviously) like everyone to stop talking about it: an exec from the company apparently pulled funding from one of Comcast’s non-profit partners due to a tweet they made criticizing Baker’s jump.
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Twitter Reacts to FCC Net Neutrality Bill

The Twitter-verse is split over whether the new FCC Net Neutrality bill is helping create a more open internet or pave the way for government and corporate interference. Twitter users are in a prime position to comment on the recent FCC Net Neutrality bill, as Twitter relies on an open internet perhaps more than any other social network out there. Here’s how the Twitter-verse reacted today to news about the Net Neutrality bill.

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