Politics Archive

Obama gets Social Media

When it comes to Social Media, Obama just gets it. This is how he won his campaign and this is how he will remain intimately connected to the people. He will be addressing the nation on a weekly basis at http://www.change.gov/ through short videos which will be syndicated elsewhere. Here is the first:

We are the Hip Hop Generation

There was Rock and Roll, Billy Joel, Greatful Dead, Allman Brothers….and then there was Hip Hop. Our generation has grown up with Hip Hop, and along with technology and a few other big cultural game changers, it has defined our time. Our generation. With the election right around the corner, it seems as if EVERYONE has a say about these candidates and this election. But …

America’s Management Team

When the media covers a presidency, they constantly refer to the phrase “The (insert president’s name here) administration”. A phrase that is reflective of a group of people that form consensus, make decisions, and ultimately run our country. They are America’s Management Team. When American citizens choose their next President and Vice President, why are they only presented with two teams, of two individuals (although, …

Is M”y” Generation Uniquely Apathetic?

This is the question my friend Mark Korshak is looking to answer in “Project Youthanized.” But how do we truly compare generations? Let’s consider a student in college 30 years ago, to the student today (The generation Y student). How would these students engage activism? Years Ago: pass out fliers   Today:  send out emails Years Ago: organize a rally  Today: create a Facebook group Years …

Fred Wilson – “And Who Do The Other 17% Think Will Win?”

The anticipation of who will be the democratic nominee is growing. Fred Wilson posed a great question today in his post titled “And Who Do The Other 17% Think Will Win?” “My other thought when looking at this chart was “if these were two stocks, what would people be doing with them?” – Fred Wilson Behind any investment, their must be substance. Which candidate is …