Texts From Hillary Named Tumblr Of The Year By Shorty Awards

Texts From Hillary Named Tumblr Of The Year By Shorty Awards.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton checks her PDA upon her departure in a military C-17 plane from Malta bound for Tripoli,  LibyaThis Tumblr has been one of my guilty pleasures over the last year or so. TFH transcended it’s blog origins and became a full-blown meme with everyone submitting TFH’s all over the place. I love that power of social media to spur creativity on.

Now, if we could just get that pesky world peace problem solved!

My Continuing Tirade Against The Powers That Be

Updating Reaganomics – NYTimes.com.

TODAY’S Republicans are very good at tending the fire of Ronald Reagan’s memory but not nearly as good at learning from his successes. They slavishly adhere to the economic program that Reagan developed to meet the challenges of the late 1970s and early 1980s, ignoring the fact that he largely overcame those challenges, and now we have new ones. It’s because Republicans have not moved on from that time that Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, in their responses to the State of the Union address last week, offered so few new ideas.

This cut is from Ramesh Ponnuru’s op-ed in the Times. It’s a great piece and it’s so similar to the cover story on the Times Magazine that I posted yesterday on the marketing blog in my rant against old white guys  and the inability for the status quo to shift on its own.

This is an ongoing concern of mine: how the right wing is not listening to younger people. By extension it’s about senior management of all political stripes not listening to younger people and stifling new ideas because they are uncomfortable with them. You know, things like marriage equality. And social media.

H/T Andrew Sullivan

How to Say Thank You — A Saga and a Case Study in Doing It Right

Kit Williamson and Van Hansis star as Cal and Thom in the new web series "Eastsiders."  Watch at www.eastsiderstv.com

Cross-posting this from my marketing blog so people who only follow this part of the blog can see it as well.

Okay, kiddos, I brought this up at work last week and a few people seemed to understand some of the words, so I thought I would repeat it in more augmented form here. So, here’s a few tips from the land of Savvy-Ass Marketing 101, inspired by watching the Kickstarter campaign of the web series EastSiders unfold.

via Marketing | One Last Word | A Few Considered Opinions.

Scott Evans: One of the People You May Know

Of course I know who Scott Evans is. The openly blond actor is the kid brother of Captain America star Chris Evans. He has made a name for himself in his own right with a memorable turn on One Life to Live playing a cop, one of our top five gay career fantasies, according to the Village People. Most recently I spotted him in the audience at the Emmy Awards, and a few weeks ago on the patio of a bar in West Hollywood. So, yes, I certainly know who he is. I just don’t know him. But try telling that to Facebook.

via Derek Hartley: Scott Evans: One of the People You May Know.

Scott Evans as Ofc. Oliver Fish on “One Life to Live,” part of one of daytime’s first longer term gay couples. Sadly, Facebook has never connected him to me!

Love this piece on HuffPo. I was just having this conversation with a co-worker. Everyone Facebook suggests to me either (A) I don’t know or (B) I absolutely, positively never, ever want to be friends with — like the troll who orchestrated my ouster from one of the best jobs I ever had. [Well, karma’s a bitch: he got his! LOL]

Anyhow, it seems to me that at this point in my long Facebook “career,” if I’m going to be friends with someone, I’ve already friended them or vice versa. I have enough friends.

As to Derek Hartley’s article, I have to admit to being more than a little bit jealous here. I legitimately know (not just “Facebook know”) a few folks who travel in the same circles as Mr. Evans, but Facebook has never suggested his dreamy visage to the right of my screen. Upset by that, I must admit! LOL

Cyberbullying: Scourge of the Internet [INFOGRAPHIC]

Cyberbullying: Scourge of the Internet [INFOGRAPHIC].

An excellent — and quite large — graphic that deserves some attention in the link above. From a Sam Laird column on Mashable.

But the proliferation of social networking has also come with an unfortunate downside. Bullying and nastiness become easier when all they take is a few keystrokes and can be hidden by online anonymity