Neutrality Rules Will Thwart Broadband Investment

Two Republican lawmakers say the Federal Communications Commission should put the brakes on a plan to craft new net neutrality rules. “We believe that network neutrality would actually thwart further broadband investment and availability,” Reps. John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Friday in a letter to President Barack Obama. The lawmakers are asking Obama to urge the FCC … Read More

Americans Now View Congress As Least Respected Job

With the health care debate raging in Washington, D.C., there’s one change Americans clearly believe in: Members of Congress have now surpassed corporate CEOs to hold the least favorably regarded profession in the country. Rasmussen Reports periodically asks adults their views of nine major professions. In both June and February, corporate chief executive officers rated at the very bottom, no … Read More

The 7 Biggest Legal Risks to Your Company When Using Social Media

How to Avoid Draconian Rules and Keep the FTC Off Your Back at the Same TimeBy Brian Heidelberger Published: September 15, 2009As an advertising lawyer, I know that times are tight and marketing budgets have been slashed. (Heck, I’ve had to go from triple-billing my clients to only double-billing them.) So, in the hopes of single-handedly lifting our nation out … Read More

Does Twitter favor conservatives?

Johanna NeumanThe Los Angeles Times The White House announced with some fanfare over the weekend that its Twitter account had passed the 1 million mark. “A million followers – nice,” the White House @whitehouse wrote in a tweet sent out Sunday afternoon. “What would you like to see more of from this feed? Photos? Quotes? Cowbell? Tell us @whitehouse.” Big … Read More

Who’s Driving Twitter’s Popularity? Not Teens

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLERPublished: August 25, 2009 Kristen Nagy, an 18-year-old from Sparta, N.J., sends and receives 500 text messages a day. But she never uses Twitter, even though it publishes similar snippets of conversations and observations. “I just think it’s weird and I don’t feel like everyone needs to know what I’m doing every second of my life,” she … Read More

AAPC Statement Regarding Disclaimers in New Media

ASG, a member of the American Association of Political Consultants, agrees with its statement regarding the use of disclaimers in new media communicationsfor political candidates: This policy statement was issued in response to a Florida Election Commission complaint filed against Mayoral candidate Scott Wagman in St. Petersburg, alleging he omitted the state’s required disclaimer in online advertisements he was sending … Read More

Social media gives public power to shape the news

By Seth Liss   August 16, 2009 The power of social media became apparent to many this summer when the U.S. State Department asked Twitter to hold off on maintenance to its servers until after Iran’s presidential election protests. Not only were the citizens of Iran using the medium to organize and report on what was happening in their country, but … Read More