Category Archives: Social Media

I made a good tweet

I’ve been on twitter for about eight years. I have a little over 1,000 followers. I’m not a big time social media star. I tweet about the wide array of things that appeal to me or catch my eye. A few people respond to me regularly, and I reply back to them. Only three times… Read More »

What I’m Reading – April 2017: Veterans Entrepreneurs, Organizational Study, Media, Baseball, Kung Fu, and Star Wars

A wrap-up of articles I found most interesting this month. How Veterans Turned Entrepreneurs Are Disrupting The Pentagon’s Weapons Program – Fast Company, 4/3/2017 This was my favorite read of the month. Having been in the defense contracting world for several years, I understood the inflexibility of contracting – where the military defines their problem… Read More »

What I’m Reading – December 2016: Analysis, Intelligence, Media, Protests, and Comedy

A wrap-up of articles I found most interesting this month. America’s National Security Agencies Under Trump: Lessons from the Nixon Administration – War on The Rocks, 12/21/2016 War on the Rocks takes an interesting look at distrust between the president-elect and intelligence agencies. So far, Donald Trump has shown hostility towards intelligence organizations. During the… Read More »

What I’m Reading – November 2016: Internet Freedom, Propaganda, Comedy, and Dystopia

A wrap-up of articles I found most interesting this month. Freedom on the Net 2016 – Silencing the Messenger: Communication Apps Under Pressure – FreedomHouse.org Since 2011, FreedomHouse.org has released annual reports on Internet Freedom – the ability to communicate ideas via the internet. According to their “About Freedom House” page, the “freedoms of speech,… Read More »

The insanity of political memes

Like bumper stickers to generations, political memes have become the preferred way of choice for people to communicate their political views. They allow people to make big points with little effort. Simply take an image, put some text on the top and bottom, and you have a meme. You get bonus points if it is… Read More »

What I’m Reading – October 2016: Weaponized Media, Populism, Cyber Attacks, and Asian Hip-Hop

A wrap-up of articles I found most interesting this month. War Goes Viral: How social media is being weaponized across the world – The Atlantic, November 2016 This was my favorite read of the month. Authors Emerson T. Booking and P.W. Singer explore the relatively new phenomenon of social media manipulation. Booking and Singer discuss… Read More »

Quick thought on internet bullies and wimps

Before the end of 2015, there was a post on qz.com entitled “We’re the reason we can’t have nice things on the internet“. The article was about internet bullying and antagonistic behavior online. The phenomenon has grown beyond “trolling”, and seems to be a permanent part of culture. As the internet has grown from a… Read More »

Tweets to the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Top Talent Event

On Tuesday, February 24, the Tampa Bay Business Journal (TBBJ) hosted a seminar on human resources and recruiting. Entitled “Tampa Bay’s Top Talent: Educate, Recruit, Retain“, attendees to the event learned “how top firms are investing and enhancing talent in our community. Featuring panel discussions from leaders on apprenticeship, internships, recruitment and retention.” As most… Read More »