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NPR Story
9:01 am
Wed July 30, 2014

How Twitter Amplified An NRA Lobbyist's Comments

The Yes on 594 campaign used Twitter to quickly disseminate comments by NRA lobbyist Brian Judy.

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 2:40 pm

Supporters of a Washington gun control measure on the November ballot may have just gotten a mid-summer boost. They’re capitalizing on an audio recording that recently surfaced.

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Social Media
11:16 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Tweeting Through Natural Disaster

New Zealander Kaleb Urike used social media to let people know he survived last year's Japanese earthquake and tsunami
Tom Banse Northwest News Network

As more people use Twitter and Facebook to stay in touch, more disaster response agencies are signing up for their own accounts.  The Bureau of Land Management, for instance, has been tweeting updates about the massive Kinyon Road fire burning this week in Southern Idaho.  Social media is playing a growing role in natural disasters.

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Technology and Social Media
11:44 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Everybody's A Brand: Navigating Social Media Disclosure Rules

Nordstrom Rack in Boise
Scott Ki Boise State Public Radio

The lead up to the opening of a Nordstrom Rack in Boise last week turned into a mash-up of gift cards, cocktails, and social media. Twitter traffic was high and it raised questions over whether Nordstrom and tweeters followed Federal Trade Commission guidelines on endorsements.  There’s a lot of fuzziness when it comes to these guides.

Buzz is good in the public relations and marketing world.  High Twitter traffic and Facebook likes are to social media gurus what candy is to that clichéd baby.

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