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A little web wisdom…

Gary's article on how communicators can adapt traditional PR strategies to the online environment has been published in Communique , a magazine devoted to healthcare marketing. You can find the article here....

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Broadband Usage Around the World

I didn’t realize that the U.S. was such a laggard when it came to the deployment of broadband Internet access. See chart below, courtesy of the International Telecommunications Union. We’re 16th on the list of the top 20 economies, one-half Korea’s rate, and just under Liechtenstein’s.

Not very impressive;...

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Google Tries to Mobilize Support for Net Neutrality

Damien pointed me to Google’s advocacy page on the net neutrality issue. The page is very “Google”. They quickly state their position and link to external sites where users can take action. Not a lot of fuss and pretty much no wasted movement or effort.

More interesting is the excellent Save the Internet website that Google directs people to....

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Politicians Who Podcast

I was putting together a presentation today and as part of it I did a little research into politicians that podcast. What I found was semi-interesting (at least to me).

Here’s a quick list of the politicians that made the iTunes list of its 100 most popular politically-oriented podcasts:

(3) Senator Barack Obama (D-IL)
(14) General Wes Clark (D-??)
(30) Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI)
(33) Newt Gingrich (R-GA)
(51) Mark Warner (D-VA)
(59) Senator John Edwards (D-NC)
(62) Congressman Harold Ford Jr (D-TN)
(82) Congressman John Dingall (D-MI)
(86) Dick DeVos (R-MI)
(87) Senator Jon Cornyn (R-TX)
(94) Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY)
(97) Senator Bill Frist (R-TN)

Of these twelve politicians,...

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The Potential eBay Lobbying Juggernaut

There was an interesting piece in the New York Times on Sunday about eBay’s lobbying tactics, “How eBay Makes Regulations Disappear“. Here is the relevant quote that describes what eBay is up to online:

“EBay combines its politics-as-usual approach with more creative grass-roots tactics. It keeps its membership informed about regulatory issues as soon as they crop up,...

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