(Anti) Social Media
NBC’s Al Roker is decidedly not on board the Bill de Blasio bandwagon after his controversial decision to keep schools open today.
In a flurry of Twitter posts this morning, the prominent morning weather anchor, who is currently posted in Sochi for the winter Olympics, took Mr. de Blasio to task and even predicted the new mayor’s long-term “forecast”: “1 term.” Read More
Bill de Blasio defended his campaign manager tonight after the aide insulted reporters for highlighting a 1-year-old Twitter post from Mr. de Blasio’s own account that mentioned where his daughter, Chiara, attended college. Read More
Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota is not only increasingly tearing into his Democratic opponent on the campaign trail, he’s taking the brawl online.
Mr. Lhota’s campaign once used its official Twitter account to calmly tout Mr. Lhota’s accomplishments–rarely even mentioning Bill de Blasio by name. Read More
Consider the social media editor: Her background and ambitions are journalistic, but because she possesses the very basic people skills required to navigate social networks, she awakens one morning to discover she’s become a so-called “Twitter monkey.” Read More
Evidently still in a snit even after apologizing for multiple uses of the “n-word” on her radio show, Dr. Laura Schlessinger announced tonight that she will not renew her talk radio contract, which expires later this year.
Schlessinger made her announcement during an interview on CNN’s Larry King Live. She said she was done with Read More
Pasco County Florida resident Harry William Bruder’s Facebook experience was probably ill-advised from the start. It had nothing to do with Bruder’s age or his not-ready-for-primetime appearance; after all, Facebook is home to all walks of life, from handsy extended family members to beloved teammates from your little league team. No, Bruder discovered the hard Read More
AOL sold its social networking investment Bebo last week for $10 million, after buying the company for $850 million two years ago. That transaction brings the total amount that media companies have lost on social networking sites over $1.5 billion, according to The Guardian.
News. Corp’s MySpace acquisiton is another horribly misguided Read More