Social Media And Politics

    • An insider’s view of the American election and its meaning for marketers

      By Mark Schaefer America has been through a tumultuous election cycle, perhaps the strangest and most divisive time in the country’s political history. What does it all mean? Sure, a lot has been written about this, but it’s rare to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse from a person who was in the very heart of the process.

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    • We have a new government. IssueVoter can help you make sure they’re doing their jobs.

      By Kiki Schirr, {grow} Contributing Columnist I’m not exactly Ms. Political. Elections used to be one of those things I avoided talking about, like religion and bowel movements. But then I moved to California, and things suddenly changed. Every shop here has posters of how to vote on propositions, and I realized: 13 years of sticking my head in the sand about politics had l ...

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  • Social media, technology and dirty politics

    … by … who knows? Is Hillary Clinton the dirtiest politician ever, as her opponent claims? Well, American politics has been filled with some pretty notorious cads. Over the years I’ve devoured Robert Caro’s voluminous set of books about The Years of Lyndon Johnson. Johnson was pretty much a political monster. The difference is, we didn’t have social media…

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  • Are you unknowingly supporting hate speech?

    … By Mark W. Schaefer Are we surrounded by so much hate speech that we are immune to it? Do we even recognize hate speech when we see it any more? Why do we glorify hate as cool and entertaining? Here’s the Twitter post that made me wonder about this … I posted this to Facebook suggesting that this commentary crossed a line. Forget about…

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  • Five ideas: Constructive engagement in destructive times

    … people would be required by law to work to provide the necessary funds?” Smart questions can steer a conversation in constructive ways. That’s also why the best coaches and mentors pose insightful questions so their clients actually find the answer within themselves. 5) Listen. Show genuine interest A lot of misunderstanding comes through lack…

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  • 5 Ways Twitter is changing the world (despite what the critics say)

    … I was recently interviewed by CNN about how Twitter is shaping the world. Of course the newscast was only able to use a small portion of the entire interview but the topic is interesting enough that I thought I would share my thoughts on this important subject. Despite the gloomy projections of analysts and the cries of the purists who long…

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