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The ban’s been lifted!

Check out the article posted this evening by Government Technology.

As of a few days ago, our government friends over at the Pentagon have verbally and visibly embraced the digital wave with “a newly released policy for using social networking and other Web 2.0 sites.” A lift on an imposed

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) on Friday, Feb. 26, released a policy “for responsible and effective use of Internet-based capabilities.” It essentially lifts a year-long ban on access to typically taboo (in this sense) to sites such as MySpace, the book of Face, Flickr and YouTube.

My thoughts, if I were a government employee affected by this situation: Yay! New ultimate forms of procrastination! (Just kidding.)

According to Karen Wilkinson’s article, under Obama’s administrative eye, “the policy also allows commanders to ‘safeguard missions’ by ‘temporarily limiting access to the Internet to preserve operations security or to address bandwidth restraints,’ the release said.

What are your thoughts about the big P’s decision?

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As a fan of everything related to social media, I’m definitely an avid reader when it comes to online reviews.  I’ll sometimes find myself scrolling through pages of comments to see what everyday people are saying about things I’m interested in. I enjoy reading what the forums and Twitter enthusiasts have to say about certain products, services and interests. That said, today (9/15/09) is the day I’ve been waiting for – the official drop for “The Resistance,” the new album from Muse (one of my all-time favorite bands). I haven’t bought the album yet but I’ve spent some time this morning perusing the Web and blogs for what my fellow fans have to say about their 5th album.

Check out a few links if you’re interested.

What’re your thoughts?

  1. http://www.thelondonpaper.com/staying-in/music/muse-the-resistance-album-review
  2. http://www.nme.com/reviews/muse/10807
  3. http://www.clashmusic.com/reviews/muse-the-resistance

So I watched the live 2009 MTV Video Music Awards last night. As much as I couldn’t tear my eyes away from the TV screen, I couldn’t stop thinking about how the show would directly influence the PR world and social media networks. There’s already been hundreds of mentions in blogs, news outlets and Twitter, of course. It seems like everyone, whether they saw it live or today via YouTube, has something to say in response to the type of TV that has the media world in a mini frenzy.  I admit, I tweeted about the VMAs last night – it was controversial, fascinatingly unscripted television at its finest.

I’m glad I didn’t wake up today knowing I was Kanye West’s publicist.

Here’s a quick article via Reuters about the show: http://bit.ly/x0M1E


Emily received her BA in Advertising & Public Relations from Loyola University Chicago in May 2010. She is inquisitive by nature and loves to surround herself with new situations, people and the world around her.

Emily is a lifelong dancer, a current ballroom dance instructor, and lover of all things social media. She's currently searching for a new career opportunity in PR, event planning or advertising. Take a peek at her musings about media, branding & the PR indsutry.

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