Did former President Bill Clinton really ban Tweeting, live-blogging, and posting on Facebook during a keynote address for a business and technology conference? Well, if he did, he’s not fessing up to it now! Ah, the power of social media!Amplify’d from news.yahoo.com
Did former President Bill Clinton really ban tweeting, live-blogging and posting on Facebook during a keynote address for a business and technology conference?
No. But it definitely appeared that way over the past 24 hours.
The blog <a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/yblog_thecutline/tc_yblog_thecutline/storytext/bill-clintons-speech-can-be-tweeted-after-all/38604070/SIG=1614tfqkq/*http://www.readwriteweb.com/cloud/2010/11/no-tweeting-or-posting-to-face.php?…:+readwriteweb+%28ReadWriteWeb%29%22%3EReadWriteWeb%3C/a%3E” rel=”nofollow”>ReadWriteWeb reported Wednesday night on the “no Twitter” prohibition for Clinton’s upcoming address at <a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/yblog_thecutline/tc_yblog_thecutline/storytext/bill-clintons-speech-can-be-tweeted-after-all/38604070/SIG=11hodgmej/*http://www.salesforce.com/dreamforce/DF10/home/” rel=”nofollow”>Dreamforce, a San Francisco event put on by Salesforce.com. The Los Angeles Times, and other outlets, <a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/yblog_thecutline/tc_yblog_thecutline/storytext/bill-clintons-speech-can-be-tweeted-after-all/38604070/SIG=1473d174c/*http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2010/11/bill-clinton-bans-twitter-…” rel=”nofollow”>picked up the story Thursday.
ReadWriteWeb wrote the story after being given the following ground rules by Outcast, a PR firm working on behalf of the event hosts:
“President Clinton’s representatives have mandated that there be absolutely no reporting during his session. That includes live blogging, Tweeting, Facebook posting or use of any other social media. We understand the inconvenience this may present, but greatly appreciate your compliance. Thank you.”
Here’s where there was a bit of a mix-up.
A Clinton spokesperson explained to The Cutline that the event host and PR company were told that the speech would be closed press, and they took that to mean that attendees were prohibited from tweeting, live-blogging or posting on social media sites.
However, that’s not the case. Although the event remains technically closed for traditional media, attendees will not be stopped from using devices for tweeting, live-blogging, posting on social media sites (or maybe just texting their friends).
So, presumably, someone could publish a blog post on a BlackBerry or write up a story based on a series of tweets or Facebook updates from the event. But traditional reporters looking for a press riser or other media setup will be out of luck, since it’s technically closed press.
I thought DC was progressive with our downtown parking meters that take ATM and credit cards. However, it seems San Francisco has us beats with parking space requests you can “phone in”. Can you imagine placing a call on your smartphone to see if there is a parking space available at your next destination? You could decide which movie theater to go to based on the available parking spaces at your favorite cinema? No more circling the block over and over again to find a spot. Oh, and these new gadget meters take plastic also so no more fishing for exact change. I’m not sure if it will cut down on traffic but it sure will make life a lot easier for drivers. Of course I ride a bike to move around the city but that’s a whole other story 🙂Amplify’d from www.gearlive.com
We’ve all been there – circling around the block for what seems like eons searching for that oh so elusive parking space. Remarks such as, “I should have left earlier!!” run through your head until the frustration vaporizes atomically into a massive mushroom cloud in your brain. Being in an anger fog of this magnitude produces hazards to you and others while on the road. Dangers such as veering off into a pedestrian crowded crosswalk, or changing lanes haphazardly into traffic. However, to remedy this temperamental meltdown of nuclear proportions, SFMTA is introducing the SF park project. The SF park project will implement new smart parking meters throughout San Francisco to fight crowded parking, make paying easier, and avoid unwanted tickets.
These parking meters differ from the outdated models found in cluttered cities everywhere for a number of reasons. For one, they allow drivers to pay by credit card and SFMTA cards, as well as with good ol’ change. This alone will help cut down on the time spent travelling to your destination.
However, the most impressive feature about Frisco’s new smart parking meter system is a new parking sensors ability to identify how many parking spaces are available in a particular area. By doing this, drivers will be able to use their smartphones and computers to find out beforehand if a space will be available for them.
I would imagine President Obama’s Blackberry, or rather “Crackberry” obsession helped put my town of Washington, DC higher up in ratings. I’m disappointed there are more iPhones and iPad users in the nation’s capital but hey, you can’t have everything. As a geek diva, gadget girl I’m loving the Retrevo Gadget Census which matched up major metro areas to see which one geeked out the most.Amplify’d from www.retrevo.com
Regardless of those who said it wouldn’t happen, Google and Verizon are moving forward with their “net neutrality” talks. I’m wondering why more people aren’t up in arms about this deal?Amplify’d from www.wallstreetjournal.com
SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones)–Google Inc. (GOOG) and Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) on Monday called on legislators to enact laws preventing carriers from blocking websites or selectively delaying access to content common on the Internet today, while leaving the door open for private “specialized networks” down the line.
The proposal by the two companies, in the form of a suggested legislative framework, also said regulators should have authority to stop offenders by imposing penalties of a maximum $2 million on “bad actors.”
The policy framework marks a joint effort by the companies to move the discussion over “net neutrality” forward as well as head off more rigorous restrictions imposed by regulators. While Verizon agreed to the basic principles. , it left room to offer new “differentiated online services,” ranging from health-care services to entertainment, which broadband providers could charge for.
The agreed principles also don’t apply to the wireless broadband market, in part because the mobile marketplace is more competitive and changing rapidly.
Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt, in noting that carriers and Internet companies depend on each other, said the agreement was designed to strike a balance over the thorny issue of network neutrality.