So London's Metropolitan Police is now on Twitter. Not for reasons you might think, though. No reaching out to engage with the public at large. Not to connect with Londoners to talk about issues of common interest that might be on peopleâ€™s minds in a very large city. Not even to provide citizens with information that might be useful as well as create positive impressions of the police service with people inclined to engage via a channel like Twitter. No, the Met is there on Twitter only as a … [Read more...] about No engagement marks the digital battle lines
Archives for August 2009
Kevin Dugan recounts an experience he had at his local coffee shop regarding his mobile phone number: [â€¦] my barista encouraged me to sign up for information on future promotions and events. She told me to write down my cell phone or, if I was willing, my email. This struck me as odd. Personally Iâ€™d hand over an email address before Iâ€™d give over my cell phone number. My barista noted that most customers donâ€™t consider a quick text (a temporary message passing through their … [Read more...] about Is trust the privilege of youth?
Each year at this time, local councils throughout the UK send out the Annual Canvass for the Electoral Register, a form that everyone over the voting age of 18 is required to complete in order to be listed in the Electoral Register. In the UK, thereâ€™s no legal obligation to vote at an election. But there is a legal obligation to be listed on the Electoral Register and a fine of up to Â£1,000 if you donâ€™t register. Not only is the register a database of voters but itâ€™s also a resource … [Read more...] about The electoral register and choices
Thanks to Jeremiah Owyang, we have a vision for an FIR Conference. More than once, Jeremiah has insisted he'd pay to attend an FIR conference that included Shel and Neville as speakers, along with correspondents like Dan York, Michael Netzley, Eric Schwartzman, Sallie Goetsch and David Phillips (and, who knows, maybe even Lee Hopkins) â€“ depending on availability â€“ along with FIR's listeners, notably many of those who have contributed to the conversation via comments. In addition to … [Read more...] about Would you attend an FIR conference?
Content summary: FIR Live #16 posted; Would you attend an FIR conference? Take the poll; Michael Netzley reports from Singapore with mobile stats from across SE Asia; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits: E-book on social media and recruitment law, Reverb PR hires interns to post fake reviews for at least one client, Pew survey says web video more prominent than social networking, Kodak's 'name the camera' contest via Twitter, Facebook jumps the walled garden to Twitter, … [Read more...] about The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #477: August 24, 2009