Posts Tagged ‘they’

PostHeaderIcon Social media stocks took a beating last week. And they still haven't bounced back.

Social media stocks took a beating last week. And they still haven't bounced back.
With companies this young, it's always tough to know whether the recent earnings stumbles are blips or a sign of a serious weakness in their underlying businesses. But the continued sell-off of social media shares — while other tech stocks have been …
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5 ways your company can defuse a social media crisis
Before she boarded a plane from London to South Africa in December 2013, Justine Sacco, the director of corporate communications for media company IAC, tweeted a series of snarky observations to her 170 followers. The last read, "Going to Africa. Hope …
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PostHeaderIcon Q&A: In the last Republican debate when they asked everyone about the Fed why did they skip Ron Paul?

Question by Foghorn: In the last Republican debate when they asked everyone about the Fed why did they skip Ron Paul?
I think he had the answer the so called elite didn’t want to hear.

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Answer by Truth
Of course, the same reason why Fox News and Conservative Senators are so vehemently against OCW.

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PostHeaderIcon How powerful are think tanks in the USA? Do they affect US policy?

Question by hypatiakierkegaard: How powerful are think tanks in the USA? Do they affect US policy?
Have they become more or less powerful over the years? What are some examples of the most powerful ones?

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Answer by moonshine
yesss they do

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PostHeaderIcon When the hippies of the 60s and 70s told us “Big Brother is watching you” did they know their ….?

Question by 0bama Pigeon: When the hippies of the 60s and 70s told us “Big Brother is watching you” did they know their ….?
…. movement would become the very thing they warned us about 40 years later?

“And lately, the IRS has expanded its monitoring to include social media.”

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/tell-irs-eyeing-104650713.html
I know this is from Orwell’s 1984 but the phrase was popularized by hippies dirubg the 60s.
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I know this is from Orwell’s 1984 but the phrase was popularized by hippies dirubg the 60s.
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Rokit – Not all baby boomer. Most of us want the government out of our lives. As you probably noticed, the TEA Party was largely baby boomers.
Ozzie – It was popular among hippies. I was there.
Industrialized – Please learn to read. As in my question and additional details.

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Answer by RockIt
Their rage was always driven by envy of power. We are talking about baby boomers. The one thing they always wanted. Power.

Edit: Men and Women in their late 50s and 60s run DC, i.e. Baby Boomers

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PostHeaderIcon Mars One is BS they are running it like a reality show?

Question by I’m a Turtle: Mars One is BS they are running it like a reality show?
“Mars One is a not-for-profit organization that will establish a permanent human settlement on Mars in 2023 through the integration of existing, readily available technologies from industry leaders world-wide. Unique in its approach, Mars One intends to fund this decade-long endeavor by involving the whole world as the audience of an interactive, televised broadcast of every aspect of this mission, from launch to landing to living on Mars.”

“In 2022, several months before departure, the Mars One selection committee will determine which groups in training are ready to depart to Mars. We expect at least six groups will be ready for the trip. Each of these groups will have obtained the qualifications and skills necessary for the trip to Mars, so in that respect it should not matter who goes first. However, the symbolic and historic significance of this issue is a different matter altogether. Who will be the first four people on Mars? Who will get to be the first human in history to set foot on the Red Planet and be known for it forever? Because our mission is humankind’s mission, we will make this a democratic decision. The people of Earth will have a vote which group of four will be the first Earth ambassadors on Mars.”

“Mars One will conduct a global search to find the best candidates for the first human mission to Mars in 2023. The astronaut selection process will be announced in the first half of 2013 through an announcement on our website, social media channels and the mailing list. Mars One is an international organization – we encourage anyone in the world who is 18 years or older to apply for the selection program.

The application process consists of four rounds.

Round 1: All candidates must submit their application to Mars One online. The online application will consist of general information about the applicant, a motivational letter, a resume and a one minute video in which the applicant answer some given questions and explains why he or she should be among the first humans who set foot on Mars. Approved application videos and letters of motivation will be available to be watched by everyone on the internet, unless an applicant decides against making his or her application video public. At the end of round one, a team of Mars One experts will decide which applicants will pass to round two.

Round 2: Candidates for round 2 will need to get a medical statement of good health from their physician. The applicant will be invited to meet with a Mars One selection committee in his or her region. After conducting an interview with the candidates, the selection committees determines who will pass to round three.

Round 3: This round is the national selection round, which could be broadcasted on TV and internet in countries around the world. In each country, 20-40 applicants will participate in challenges that demonstrate their suitability to become one of the first humans on Mars. The audience will select one winner per country and Mars One experts will select additional participants to continue to round four.

Round 4: Those who pass to round four will be expected to be able to communicate in English. The applicants will be responsible to reach this level of English. Round 4 will be an international event that will be broadcasted throughout the world. The Mars One selection committee will create international groups from the individual candidates. The groups will be expected to demonstrate their ability to live in harsh living conditions, and work together under difficult circumstances. The groups will receive their first short term training in a copy of the Mars outpost. From the first selection series, of which Round 1 starts in 2013, six groups of four will become full time employees of the Mars One astronaut corps, after which they will train for their mission. Whole teams and individuals might be selected out during training when they prove not to be suitable for the mission.”

This sounds like a “reality” show. What they mean is, if you “look funny”, are not good-looking – “sexy” – are not “nice enough”, or are not “perfect” (whatever that means) in the ignorant masses eyes, you are going to get “voted off”.

Well, these contestants are going to work hard. And it’s not survival skills, brain training or academics. It’s working your *** off to become a person you are not so you can gain the public’s approval.

WTF do they know?

WTF is this?
@JohnW

HAHAHAHAHA LOL

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Answer by John W
If the ratings fail, will the colonists get their next supply shipment?

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PostHeaderIcon Q&A: When job’s ask for someone who is good with Social Media, what skills particularly are they looking for?

Question by Colin: When job’s ask for someone who is good with Social Media, what skills particularly are they looking for?
Obviously knowing programs such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. are key but what else is needed. Is it further customization? I ask because I see a lot of new positions saying “Must be proficient with social media”

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Answer by mscherpenberg
Knowing how it works and how to communicate important information in a catchy way is a must. That means good writing and being concise but making people want to follow the company tweets and facebook page. Experience with things such as press releases would also be a major plus.

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PostHeaderIcon Q&A: Why does everyone think they are gay now?

Question by : Why does everyone think they are gay now?
when this madness begin…i am not talking about actual gay people…but bi people
yes but alot of these people arent actually gay….

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Answer by Sound Advice
*looks around puzzled*

I think I missed something.

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PostHeaderIcon What happened to GoDaddy.com they have just become the worst company to deal with !?

Question by seriousddneeded: What happened to GoDaddy.com they have just become the worst company to deal with !?
I have had multiple customer service “NIGHTMARES” with GoDaddy. I have been using them for a couple of years without “One” problem. Now every time I do something it turns into a “NIGHTMARE”
I mean a “NIGHTMARE” !

Beware of GoDaddy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Answer by GoDaddy Social Media Team
seriousddneeded,

Without knowing what your specific issue is, I don’t know that I can be much help. However, it’s obvious that you’re not getting your needs met via our Support and this concerns me. We have 24×7 Support staffed by representatives who are constantly trained to make sure they can provide troubleshooting for our products and the issues that customers may experience. You can reach any of these reps through phone or email. We see comments to our Facebook page and tweets that thank us for our superior support dozens of times a day. I hope you decide to give our Support Team another chance if you are still experiencing any issues.

Sincerely,

Jeremi
GoDaddy Social Media

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PostHeaderIcon How happy are you with 0bama’s White House Transparency – Do you like what they are doing with your Informati?

Question by : How happy are you with 0bama’s White House Transparency – Do you like what they are doing with your Informati?
Originally published 04:45 a.m., September 16, 2009, updated 07:00 a.m., September 16, 2009

W.H. Collects Web Users’ Data Without Notice

Audrey Hudson

EXCLUSIVE:

The White House is collecting and storing comments and videos placed on its social-networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube without notifying or asking the consent of the site users, a failure that appears to run counter to President Obama’s promise of a transparent government and his pledge to protect privacy on the Internet.

Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, said the White House signaled that it would insist on open dealings with Internet users and, in fact, should feel obliged to disclose that it is collecting such information.

“The White House has not been adequately transparent, particularly on how it makes use of new social media techniques, such as this example,” he said.

Defenders of the White House actions said the Presidential Records Act requires that the administration gather the information and that it was justified in taking the additional step of asking a private contractor to “crawl and archive” all such material. Nicholas Shapiro, a White House spokesman, declined to say when the practice began or how much the new contract would cost.

Susan Cooper, a spokeswoman for National Archives and Records Administration, said the presidential records law applies to “social media” and to public comments “received by the president or immediate staff.”

Mr. Obama signed a memo in January stating that his efforts to maintain an open government would be “unprecedented” and “ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation and collaboration.”

An Obama campaign document on technology pledged that, as president, Mr. Obama “will strengthen privacy protections for the digital age and will harness the power of technology to hold government and business accountable for violations of personal privacy.”

In a June 5, 2008, article in PC Magazine, Mr. Obama said, “The open information platforms of the 21st century can also tempt institutions to violate the privacy of citizens. We need sensible safeguards that protect privacy in this dynamic new world.”

The National Legal and Policy Center, a government ethics watchdog, said archiving the sites would have a “chilling effect” on Web site users who might wish to leave comments critical of the administration.

Ken Boehm, a lawyer and chairman of the center, also disputed that the presidential records law applies, because the comments are pasted onto a third-party Web page and not official correspondence with the president.

“If the White House has nothing to hide, why is this cloaked in secrecy? Why won’t they make the dollar amount this is going to cost public?” Mr. Boehm asked. “I don’t think there is an expectation that this is being captured by the government and saved.”

But Patrice McDermott, director of OpenTheGovernment.org, called the proposal “a positive development because it demonstrates a commitment from the Obama administration to meet its obligations under the Presidential Records Act.”

“Additionally, I am encouraged to see the administration recognizing that it must find a way to handle the ever-expanding amount of data generated electronically. I hope the rest of the executive branch will learn from the president’s leadership on this issue,” Ms. McDermott said.

Shahid Buttar, executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, called for congressional oversight of the practice of collecting data.

“Given the administration’s disappointing secrecy in other contexts, the Bill of Rights Defense Committee encourages Congress to conduct oversight to ensure compliance with the law, maximize transparency and protect individual privacy,” Mr. Buttar said.

According to the law, the term “presidential records” means documentary materials “created or received by the president, his immediate staff or a unit or individual of the Executive Office of the President whose function is to advise and assist the president, in the course of conducting activities which relate to or have an effect upon the carrying out of the constitutional, statutory, or other official or ceremonial duties of the President.”

“It includes any documentary materials relating to the political activities of the president or members of his staff, but only if such activities relate to or have a direct effect upon the carrying out of constitutional, statutory, or other official or ceremonial duties of the President,” the law says.

David Almacy, who served as President George W. Bush’s Internet director, said the Bush administration did not use the then-fledgling social-networking sites in the same manner as the Obama White House, except to upload presidential speeches onto iTunes. The White House, however, did archive comments posted to its official Web site.

The pro

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Answer by Craig at home
Yeah. So what? Every website keeps logs of visitors. Every business with any sense keeps archives of email as required by law. Now why wouldn’t any US Government website do the same?

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