Right now, armies of marketers, pollsters and social scientists are trying to figure out what Americans are thinking about — issues like global warming or Lady Gaga's latest outfit. Surveys are only so good: It's hard to get a big enough sample to be sure of the results.
Twitter may seem like an annoying, hyperactive, self-important and cursory way to communicate, but you have to admit, it's addictive. And lately, it has become far more than a way to share your favorite VMA performance with 500 people at once (for the record: Beyonce baby bump!).
Though Mayor Emanuel opened the microphone to constituents at Monday night's public budget hearing, it was not the first time the mayor surveyed the public--he has frequently used social media to conduct town halls and take comments.
Look out, Illinois. Gov. Pat Quinn is joining the social media revolution.Acccording to the Associated Press, the governor’s office has launched an official Twitter feed and Flickr photo page, which they say the governor will use to get feedback from people around the state.
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) plans to resign from Congress today.The news broke a short time ago when The New York Times sent out an alert that Weiner "has told friends that he plans to resign his seat." It cited "a person told of Mr.
Google executive Wael Ghonim is considered a hero of the Egyptian revolution. In a CNN nterview he credited Facebook with starting the uprisings in his country and told the interviewer, “I’ve always said that if you want to liberate a society, just give them the Internet.”