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Testimony about the Impact of Social Media on Open Government

I was honored to be asked by the Texas Senate to testify how Social Media impacts Open Government at a hearing on May 11, 2010 and you are welcome to read my Statement concerning Charge #13 for the Senate Affairs Committee: Study the Public Information (Open Records) Act and the Open Meetings...

Google: Legal Issues Abound and What about Google+?

Google's newest Social Media adventure Google+ is getting rave reviews with millions of users yet not launched to the public. Keep in mind that the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) 20 year oversight of Google's privacy policy because of Google's disastrous Buzz - the 2010 failed...

65% of All Adults Use Social Media

Only 5% of all adults used Social Media in 2005 when Pew Research first asked, and as of August 2011 Pew now reports more than 65% of all adults use Social Media . To be more precise about what going on with online adults here's the daily breakdown from another Pew report : 92% use search...

Did you Notice? LinkedIn Revised its User Agreement

LinkedIn boasts +120 million members who all agree to be bound to their User Agreement, but few LinkedIn members noticed that on June 16, 2011 the LinkedIn User Agreement changed. LinkedIn's new User Agreement is not radically different from previous versions. However since the LinkedIn User...

Google Buys Zagat - New Source of Data and Spread for Social Media!

Google paid an estimated $100-200 million to expand its reach by purchasing Zagat Survey that potentially increases Google's Social Media power. Pew Research recently report that 92% of adults on the Internet use search engines every day , so couple that information with Google's "estimates...