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Sean Carlos

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Companies and individuals sometimes forget they only rent a domain: forget to pay the rent and a new tenant may show up.  True you might be able to get "your" domain back based on the UN's Intellectual Property provisions, but I suspect this case would be complicated by the importance of protecting free political discourse.
Rep. Paul Shepherd's website is about to get a lot more colorful Idaho state Rep. Paul Shepherd has been diligently working to roll back equal rights. Just last week ...
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I love the closing comment: "My other big takeaway from social media crises: use the frowny-face emoji wherever you can. When your CEO is caught exposing himself in public, it really does go a long way."
Lucian Jacobs is the kind of Silicon Valley founder that makes the rest of them look bad. He gets drunk in public, gropes women at the bar, and is having an affair with an unpaid intern. And to top...
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We know the humble QR code is rarely as fully appreciated as it is amongst the FIR community. While listening to a podcast Re: Outdoor Education (EPISODE 1: zackclancy.podbean.com/feed) the following study was mentioned which studied the application of QR codes within the context of outdoor education. It's pay-walled, but I suspect there is some application to place based and event based messaging with application for both internal and external communications.
Hsin-Chih Lai,; Chun-Yen Chang,; Wen-Shiane Li,; Yu-Lin Fan and; Ying-Tien Wu. Article first published online: 19 FEB 2013. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8535.2012.01343.x. © 2013 The Authors. British Journal of Educational Technology © 2013 BERA ...
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Streaming Media captures the attention of the NY Times -
the battle... for Streaming TV.
After years of battling traditional players in the television business, the big three streaming services must defend against a variety of new offerings.
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Dan York

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Come work with me! :-) As I mentioned in FIR #800, my organization, the +Internet Society , is hiring someone as a "Content and Resource Manager" ... if you know of someone who might be a good candidate, please do follow the links here...   (and thanks!)
Are you passionate about the future of the Internet? Do you want to help drive the global adoption of key Internet technologies, such as IPv6, DNSSEC, TLS, Secure BGP, and Anti-spoofing? Do enjoy b...
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Two standout discussion topics in this week's FIR 800:

* Starbucks’ #RaceTogether campaign: right or wrong?

* As PR rises and journalism falls, PR seems to be dropping the ball

Plus much more...
 
The 800th episode of FIR is up! In this week's milestone-number show:

Quick News: Ryanair’s next stop is not New York, SHIFT becomes a Google Analytics Certified Partner, American Airlines is playing better music onboard thanks to passengers’ Twitter complaints, business use of social media by front-line employees increases; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: Starbucks’ #RaceTogether campaign: right or wrong?; Michael Netzley’s Asia Report: reflections on Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew; latest Pew research on internet usage in emerging and developing countries shows text messaging and social media big in many countries; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments in audio and in the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; as PR rises and journalism falls, PR seems to be dropping the ball; Dan York’s Tech Report: 800th episode, eh?, Internet Society, the BBC’s new responsive website, Meerkat, and more; Igloo software promo; the past week on the FIR Podcast Network;

Music by Ex Norwegian; and more.
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Regarding the story about SHIFT;  Thornley Fallis is working towards becoming a Google Analytics Certified Partner.  Just FYI. 
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Ari Adler

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Well, it didn't take long to kill off this ill-conceived corporate PR fiasco. And I don't recall an end date ever being publicly mentioned by the company. http://ow.ly/KFAfq 
Starbucks said it had always planned to end the “Race Together” initiative on March 22, something not previously known. But the company said its conversation on race would continue.
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WeChat hits half a billion and is still growing. Recently, WeChat just passed WhatsApp as the most popular messaging service in India. Bright days ahead?
 
WeChat now has 500 million monthly active users
Messaging app WeChat now has 500 million monthly active users (MAUs), parent company Tencent revealed today.
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Harry Hawk

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A humorous ad from Adobe having fun at Marketers who are jumping on trading social networks...
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Harry Hawk

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FIR has often covered the issue of using drones in the US for "commercial purposes." FAA rules made it a necessity to file for a exemption for each every commercial use | from that photo of your team in front of the building to a real estate agent shooting images of a home | FAA has now announced a "blanket" exemption for all commercial uses UNDER 200 feet.  -- This will be a boon to news gathering, commercial communications and dozen of other previously 'infringing' use-cases.
TVTechnology The Federal Aviation Administration this week eased the process for getting a commercial drone-use waiver by establishing a temporary blanket waiver for operations at or below 200 feet.
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Krishna De

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Up Periscope - have you jumped in yet?

As Twitter's live streaming app Periscope is now available in the iOS App Store I am wondering who of this community is there? Leave your name below as I would like to follow you.

Hope to watch your live streams soon!
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The first Periscope.tv episode I saw was made by a visually impaired iPhone owner. He mentioned some niggling issues with voiceover but his camera work was pretty good.
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Here's a press release about a new seminar I'm introducing with PRSA to help close the digital skills gap identified in the CIPR study that +Neville Hobson spoke about and +Shel Holtz blogged about. Apologies for the wire service's lack of meta data.
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Ari Adler

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You know what's worse than PR pros trying to force an acronym? Those who don't look at the acronyms they create inadvertently!
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Harry Hawk

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The NFL is trying it's hand at a "Net Only" release of an upcoming game (Oct 25, 2015) in London... I think this demonstrates just how far streaming media has come in the last few years. I do think it will be a good measure of the draw of Net only programming... although it's not a regular season game there is enough time to promote it. Who will they "pick" as a streaming partner? YouTube? Facebook? Netflix? Yahoo? Etc.?
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Harry Hawk

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Chasing down the news... 
TVTechnology A KIRO-TV news chopper team caught a drone buzzing a newsgathering helo shooting for KOMO-TV and KING-TV, according to KIRO’s website.
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"Costa Rica has achieved a clean energy milestone" -- Energy to change... Off-topic in a way, but this "Achievement" shows the power of what people, governments and other stakeholders can do when they work together... 
Costa Rica has achieved a clean energy milestone by using 100 per cent renewable energy for a record 75 days in a row.
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In case you missed this heartwarming story... Such a great use of social media for good. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/odin-s-birthday-celebrated-by-social-media-supporters-1.3004041
Strangers from around the world have turned to social media to reach out to a birthday boy who was upset after no one RSVP'd to his birthday party.
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Awesome!!
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Kris Gallagher

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Hint: It's something I use, and you probably do, too.
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I'm finding that even people my age are not listening to their voice mails!
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Ari Adler

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My initial reaction to this Starbucks campaign was "Thanks, but no thanks. I just want coffee. No syrups, no foams, no discussions about hot-button topics." It seems I won't be alone in this feeling given how many people are really just trying to run in and get a cup of coffee, not have a drawn-out discussion about social issues. And even if one person does, how long before the rest of the people in line physically move them out of the way so they can finally be served? 

This Fast Company article is probably just the first of many that will point out the flawed concept the Starbucks corporate leadership is trying to force down everyone's throats more than they do their over-priced coffee.

I'm not suggesting that discussions about these topics shouldn't happen. But these discussions will and should take more than 30 seconds. And they should never be part of some promotional campaign about which the corporate HQ has failed to properly educate their front-line employees!
Starbucks is now encouraging baristas to have conversations about race with their customers. Co.Create went to four locations to try it out.
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