7:33 AM, Sep 11, 2015 • By JERYL BIER
In a tweet calling for a constitutional amendment to reverse the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, Hillary Clinton inadvertently invited supporters to "Stand with Hillary and overturn Planned Parenthood." While the main part of the tweet (archived here) says "Overturn Citizens United", the text underneath contains the "Planned Parenthood" reference:
The tweet is part of a promoted Twitter campaign. It was first posted at 3:14 Thursday afternoon and was still up Friday morning.
Several commenters on the tweet attempted to alert the Clinton campaign of the error, apparently to no avail:
The tweet links to the Clinton campaign website where users are urged to "Say you're with Hillary" and enter an email address to "Stand with Hillary in the fight to overturn Citizens United and get secret, unaccountable money out of our politics." The Planned Parenthood reference is nowhere to be found.
7:44 AM, Jul 30, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Hillary Clinton's campaign is hiring from journalistic outfits. Julie Whitaker, a member of BuzzFeed's distributed content team, has been hired to run Clinton's social media accounts.
Whitaker announced her hiring on Twitter, of course.
‘Pygmalion’ finds its way to social mediaDec 22, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 15 • By ABBY W. SCHACHTER
Scan the television listings and you’ll find quite a few shows based on older source material. There’s Gotham, which imagines the lives of Batman, Commissioner Gordon, and the villains before the comic book. There’s Sleepy Hollow, which has Ichabod Crane traveling 250 years through time to unravel mysteries. And Elementary offers us a modern-day Sherlock Holmes and Miss Watson.
9:25 AM, Mar 22, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The government of Turkey has pulled the plug on Twitter and the White House is not happy.
2:03 PM, Oct 2, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The process of bringing what was then called "Red China" into the light and joining it with the rest of the world began with ping pong. Some seem to think Twitter will be the agent that accomplishes the same thing with Iran. As Nathan Olivarez-Giles at The Verge reports:
7:45 AM, Aug 15, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Social media resembles the halls of high school in many ways. Not least, according to a recent study (and what would we do without studies?), in the transitory effects on your mood. As Geoffrey Mohan writes in the Los Angeles Times:
9:32 AM, Aug 2, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Along with the usual tools employed by dictators, tyrants, and strongmen – torture, mass murder, slaughter of civilians by poison gas, etc. – Syria's Bashar al-Assad has gone digital and modern as Nabih Bulos of the Los Angeles Times reports:
2:24 PM, Jun 12, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
At a fundraiser in Maryland this afternoon, President Obama criticized Republicans, saying that "you can pretty much put their campaign on, on a tweet and have some characters to spare.”
The right needs to engage voters and learn to build an audience for less than $7 million per minute. 2:37 PM, Feb 7, 2012 • By OWEN BRENNAN
Early in my career I worked for the ad agency that invented the modern-day Super Bowl commercial. This year, my partners produced the Sling Baby ad for Doritos, which was one of the Sunday’s most popular spots, according to USA Today’s AdMeter.
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