If the last several decades of local newspaper industry downturn wasn’t enough to indicate a change in the news reading habits of Americans, then certainly the newest developments online will. Recently NBC launched a hyper-targeted media site, intending to delve deeper into the “sweet spot” of the local news market.
No Pants Day in Arizona goes viral over the social media wires as Tweeters everywhere chatted it up and shared thoughts, quotes, as-it-happens experience and photos.
Since the November election, gay rights activists have been foaming at the mouth over lost opportunity for gay marriage legislation. But all these efforts must beg the question, “Just why should gay rights include marriages that mimic those of heterosexual marriages?”
In today’s world, all it takes is two hours to ruin a lifetime of work and effort. Most interesting though is that behaviors haven’t changed for the better - just the medium of exposing those who behave in stupid, sexist, degrading, and wildly tasteless ways. Perhaps this event will go down in political history as the “Favreau effect” - what not to do right before you start a job with a new new presidential administration.
This year, more than ever, people are longing for the magic of the Christmas spirit. It’s that magical time of year when memories are made that will last a lifetime and be fondly remembered year after year.
For years many felt that O.J. Simpson deserved to be behind bars, and now their wish has come true. Today O.J. was sentenced to what will be at minimum, nine years in prison for his part in a 2007 hotel raid. Simpson was charged with robbing collectible dealers of thousands of dollars in sports memorabilia.
As President-elect Barack Obama’s transition teams wind up for an historic inaugural event on January 20th, the campaign machine is still running strong. This time though, instead of an election the Obama team is constructing a new direction in government administration. What many may overlook, however, is whether or not this is really such a good idea.
with all the talk of an Automaker bailout in Washington, what seems to be ignored is the fact that the hit to auto makers is not just relegated to U.S. made cars. Honda, Toyota and Nissan profits have also dipped as sales have dropped by nearly 40%. That drop is not as large as the nearly 50% drop for American manufacturers, but it indicates that the problem is an economic shift, not something that requires a bailout at a time when everyone is being hit hard.
I have several social media accounts including a Twitter account, a book club account, Facebook and many others. Recently these efforts have been fruitful in helping me obtain a new contract, proof positive that social media efforts help not just businesses, but individuals as well!
The Presidential election year may be over, but for folks at South Dakotans for Safe Access the election is just beginning, for 2010 of course. The group has recently announced it’s intent to submit a proposed medical cannabis law for consideration by the 2009 South Dakota Legislature. If those efforts fail, the group is fully poised to begin the process of getting a public referendum on the ballot in 2010.