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Alan Rosenblatt
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MY LATEST COLUMN: #SocialMedia gives a big boost to candidate appearances on TV shows. Despite criticism of Donald Trump appearing on SNL this past weekend, he not only gave the show a big ratings boost, but social media buzz about his appearance on the show made it more valuable to his campaign than Bill Clinton's sax solo on Arsenio Hall​  in 1992 or Richard Nixon's appearance on Laugh In​ in 1968.
One of the biggest criticisms of the current presidential election campaigns is that the candidates’ ability to entertain trumps their command and discussion of the issues. As this story goes, image a
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University Presidents are in Atlanta now to extend their leadership on tackling #ClimateChange as they sign Second Nature's #ClimateLeadership pledge to make their campuses carbon neutral and resilient. 
Agnes Scott College will be the site of a major announcement Monday morning on an expanded commitment by U.S. colleges and universities to combat climate change. Elizabeth Kiss, president of Agnes Scott College, said that in the past decade, nearly 700 institutions of higher learning have signed on to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC).
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Candidate buzz on social media and in search engines has emerged as an interesting metric for gaging how well the campaigns are doing. Back in 2008, for example, while the last opinion poll in the fie
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No matter how you slice it, Trump ain't peanuts.
Turner was founded in 2000 by refugees from large agencies and progressive organizations frustrated by the focus on the bottom line at the sacrifice of true societal change. We are intentionally a boutique firm – our size allows us to hand pick our clients based on our passion for their work. From our inception we have evolved with the changing media landscape. Today the multiplicity of tools requires iron-clad strategic discipline. The que...
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FACEBOOK MISSES POINT OF ICON FILTERS, ETC.
Facebook has incorporated functions that users have been doing through other mean (as has Twitter). But too often, these integrated functions don't include the aspect that made them popular in the first place. And they rarely include the features that made them useful for advocacy.
Facebook, Twitter and Google+ have all added or turned on features in the wake of the Paris attacks this past Friday, November 13. These features incorporate many of the behavioral uses of these platf
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Honestly, simply increasing the Twitter character limit by 10 characters would improve the product.
Twitte is contemplating whether to allow users to tweet more than 140 characters at a time, a debate that challenges one of the fundamental features of the social media service.
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Social media engagement with 2016 GOP candidates is proving to be a good predictor of their campaign successes and failures.
This week Governor Rick Perry suspended his campaign to seek the Republican nomination to be president. As a watcher of the candidate’s social media performance, I am not surprised. Especially in thes
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WE SHOULD HAVE WHITE HAT WIKIPEDIA CONSULTANTS

As we approach the 2016 elections, we should expect a lot of black hat edits to candidate Wikipedia pages. Codifying what it means to be a white hat Wikipedia consultant is a good way to thwart this.
With rare exceptions, if you Google a political candidate you'll get a link to his or her Wikipedia page among the top five results. Certainly this is true for the presidential candidates, and certain
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In the wake of the debate over whether people were more concerned about Cecil the Lion than they were about #BlackLivesMatter, the real question is "Should we care which topic/hashtag is the most popular in any given week. 

In my latest column I argue that we need to step back from the horse race and put thing into perspective about the relationship between trending on social media and how important an issue is to people, in general.
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The black lives matter debate is blasted all over the place just like politics. The demos has a short attention span i believe due to the BLM movement which is tied into the Confederate flag debate and every day unjustified cop killings of blacks blasted everywhere and they are tired of hearing about. As for Cecil it is unpolarized.
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“What we are positing is that the digital badge is the 21st century way of displaying for a potential employer those same skills and that same knowledge [as formal certifications] in a much more granular and transparent way,” said Tawa Mitchell, program officer with Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
For around $300, an engineer with a few years of network administration experience can take the Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching certification exam and climb the ladder to a position that pays up to $118,830, according to PayScale.com. Substituting four-year computer science degrees with work experience and low-cost certification exams has helped thousands of IT workers advance to high-paying positions without the burden of...
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Amazing Find! Thank you. I come from Pittsburgh. Did my education there and worked at companies like the mentioned WQED -TV.  I invested (lets just say "a lot") into my education, but I still wasn't allowed at that time to touch the buttons...that job was left for the unionized tech people (IT at that time). Their Union issued similar informal "Digital Badge"s. At least in those years before 2000, the Unionized engineers and the CEO were the only ones who made money in TV. So Alan, what do you think about Digital Badges?!
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Digital Political Strategist
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Social media strategy & implementation, digital campaign strategy & implementation, statistical analysis, writing, research design, research, communication strategy
Employment
  • SocialMediaToday.com
    Columnist, 2013 - present
    I write a weekly column call Social Advocacy & Politics about the intersection of advocacy, politics, news media and public affairs with social media. Column is published every Tuesday.
  • turner4D
    Partner, 2014 - present
    Digital and Social Media Strategist. Provide strategic consulting and training to policy, advocacy, media, government and political organizations and programs. I also founded and convene the monthly Internet Advocacy Roundtable.
  • American University
    Adjunct Professor, 1989 - present
    Teach graduate course on Digital Political Strategy.
  • Johns Hopkins University
    Adjunct Professor, 2009 - present
    Teach graduate course on Digital Political Strategy.
  • Center for American Progress Action Fund
    Digital Political Strategist, 2007 - 2013
    I developed and implemented strategies for social media and internet advocacy campaigns. My focus was creating and cultivating an online and social media presence for the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund.
  • Georgetown Uiniversity
    Adjunct Professor, 2009 - 2011
    Teach graduate course on Digital Political Strategy.
  • George Mason University
    Assistant Professor, 1991 - 2000
    Taught undergraduate courses in political science, digital politics, public opinion, research methods, propaganda & persuasion, politics & the media.
  • Internet Advocacy Center
    Executive Director, 2005 - 2007
    As Executive Director of the Internet Advocacy Center, I serve as a resource on Internet strategist for advocacy and electoral campaigns. IAC is a virtual think tank, providing education and research on digital campaigns and media. IAC has developed and implemented Internet advocacy strategies and tactics, including designing and developing advocacy websites, online ad campaigns, Blog engagement campaigns, mobile communications campaigns, etc. I am also the primary instructor for IAC professional education programs, including the Internet Advocacy Roundtable. In addition to the Roundtable, I speak at various conferences and teach Internet Advocacy Communications at American University's School of Communication.
  • e-Advocates
    Director of Training, 2003 - 2005
    As Director of Training Programs, Alan trains public affairs professionals how to use the Internet to achieve their public policy goals. In addition, he develops new business opportunities for the firm, provides strategic support and management for advocacy projects, speaks at conferences around the country and publishes articles about Internet advocacy.
  • Stateside Associates
    VP of Online Advocacy Services, 2001 - 2003
    Created and managed a new division for a state issue management firm to provide clients with Internet advocacy strategy services.
  • Delany Policy Group
    Associate Director, 2000 - 2001
    Managed an innovative small technology policy-consulting firm, focusing on the analysis of trends in Internet technology development, policy, and use. Responsibilities included overseeing all project managers; managing client outreach projects; developing service lines and business proposals; building the firm’s reputation and capacity; researching, writing, and editing policy analyses; and managing human resources. Answered directly to the firm’s owner and president.
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Digital political strategist, professor, & innovator.
Introduction
Alan Rosenblatt, Ph.D. is a digital/social media strategist, professor & thought leader and a Partner at turner4D (formerly known as Turner Strategies). He is a regular columnist at SocialMediaToday.com, co-founder/host of the Internet Advocacy Roundtable and co-founder of the 4D Curation Squad. Alan taught the first college course on digital politics (1995), created and built the Center for American Progress’s social media program (2007-13) and trained nearly 20,000 people across the world in digital/social media strategy, including civil society leaders across the Arab world in 2009; executives at leading advocacy groups and news media outlets; Members of Congress and their staff; as well as a couple future kings. Alan has a Ph.D. in Political Science. He teaches digital political strategy at Johns Hopkins, American, and occasionally at Gonzaga & Georgetown Universities. Find him across social media @DrDigiPol.
Bragging rights
Taught the world's first college course on Digital Politics (1995); created the first digital strategy consulting practice focused on state and local politics (2000); created and managed the Center for American Progress's social media program (2007-2013); trained Arab civil society leders to use social media 15 months before Arab Spring (2009); web-streamed live coverage from the 2000 presidential nominating conventions.
Education
  • Tufts University
    B.A. Political Science & Philosophy, 1980 - 1984
  • Boston College
    M.A. Political Science, 1984 - 1986
  • American University
    Ph.D. Political Science, 1986 - 1992
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