I tend to gravitate toward reporters who cover all aspects of the story: from personal aspects to the big picture that answer the ‘so what’ of a story.
I am a huge consumer of social networks, and I utilize Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. I’m interested and am learning more about Tumblr and other visually dominant sites.
In any insurgency there will be people who are irreconcilable and who pose a clear and present threat to the U.S. and our allies.
I’ve never been in a ‘Twitter fight,’ though I’ve witnessed my fair share. I do enjoy vigorous and informed debate, but the benefit is lost when the exchange becomes a series of petty ad hominem attacks. I don’t see much value in it.
I don’t think anyone would look at Colombia today and say that it is failing. This positive outcome is an example of the effective application of smart power – it is succeeding.
When I get up, the first thing I do is open up Gmail and check my personal email.
What’s the third largest nation in the world after China and India? It’s the Facebook nation – 430 million people on Facebook.
I would not be surprised to see Syria break apart entirely.