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internet social good

Social Media / Social Good Panel at SXSW

The highlight of my long weekend at South by Southwest Interactive was the lunchtime panel and mixer hosted by Tikva Morowati of Porter Novelli and Jeff Pulver at Stubb’s — Social Media for the Social Good.

social media for social good panel at sxsw Jeff Pulver, Beth Kanter, Stacey Monk, David Armano, Randi Zuckerberg, James Young, Scott Goodstein,Tikva Morowati
(l-r) Jeff Pulver, Beth Kanter, Stacey Monk, David Armano, Randi Zuckerberg, James Young, Scott Goodstein,Tikva Morowati

 

Many more recent studies and examples of this including this pdf white paper. Geoff Livingston is even teaching a class on Social Media for Social Good at Georgetown this semester.

Below, the rough takeaway — er, walkaway by myself and Shira Lazar:

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Los Angeles

President Obama’s Itinerary for March 19, 2009 in LA

WATCH: Obama in Los Angeles with Schwarzenegger, Villaraigosa

obama los angeles town hall march 19 2009The following schedule was made available to the press by The White House this morning. Yes, there will be traffic. Yesterday, Obama held a town hall in Costa Mesa (check it out here).

9:00 a.m. The president receives Presidential Daily Briefing.

10:30 a.m. The president tours the Edison Electric Vehicle Technical
Center Garage of the Future. Edison Electric Vehicle Technical Center, Pomona.
Out of Town Travel Pool

10:45 a.m. The president delivers remarks. Edison Electric Vehicle
Technical Center
.

12:05 p.m. The president departs Edison Electric Vehicle Technical
Center.

1:10 p.m. The president holds town hall at Miguel Contreras Learning
Center
, Los Angeles.

3:10 p.m. The president departs Miguel Contreras Learning Center.

4:20 p.m. The president tapes an interview on “The Tonight Show with
Jay Leno,
‘ Burbank.

5:50 p.m. The president departs Long Beach en route Andrews Air Force
Base. Long Beach Airport.

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Los Angeles Uncategorized video

President Obama in the OC: Costa Mesa Town Hall Video + Q and A Audio

President Barack Obama at Costa Mesa Town Hall

Tomorrow Obama will be in Los Angeles where we expect him to further address California’s Economic situation — Gov Schwarzenegger will be present as well.

Photos from the OC Register

Below is the audio of the question and answer section of the Town Hall, courtesy PBS Newshour:

Click here for the transcript or read below.

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internet

GrandCentral to Become Google Voice. Finally!

google voice not quite ready yetAs a lucky (or just crazy) early adopter who snapped up a Grand Central number, I’ve been waiting a couple years for Google to finally do enhance the service. I did notice last week that the GrandCentral Facebook App had gone blank.

Tonight, Google Voice was announced, but still — I can only log in the old-school GrandCentral way. The screenshots and features are awesome. And they’re even talking voice mail transcription. But again I must ask — when can I REALLY have my Google Voice?!? Supposedly at some point today [Thursday] according to Barron‘s and others.

GrandCentral finally to change to google voice