Alex PriestDateline: Alex Priest
First Published: Jun 25, 2010 / Last Published: Dec 30, 2010
Alex Priest is a student at American University in Washington, D.C. studying marketing, public communications and statistics. He has wide-ranging interests but a particular passion for social media, mobile technology, politics, and marketing. With experience on capitol hill, in nonprofits, PR, marketing, and activism, he's seen social media and mobile technology used in a variety of contexts and is constantly looking forward to the future.
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September 19, 2010
Perhaps English Isn't Dead--It's Evolved
Gene Weingarten says English is dead. Though tongue-in-cheek, he makes some assertions I can't help but disagree with.
September 15, 2010
Welcome to the Real World, Twitter App Developers
Twitter app developers should stop complaining and do a little innovating themselves. This is business.
September 13, 2010
In Defense of Zuck: Mark Zuckerberg's Philosophy
Don't hate Zuck. His philosophy might not necessarily be such a bad thing.
September 12, 2010
Harrisburg University Plans Social Media Blackout, Has Lost All Short-Term Memory
Harrisburg University plans a "social media blackout" to reflect on life pre-social media, since their short-term memory is apparently lacking.
September 9, 2010
Blogging and Social Media are Killing Off Newspapers — Including the New York Times?
NYT publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. says their paper won't always be in print. Perhaps blogs and social media are to blame.
September 7, 2010
End of Daley Dynasty in Chicago Presents Opportunity for Rahm Emanuel
The retirement of long-serving Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley presents an opportunity for Rahm Emanuel to exit the White House.in Politics
September 4, 2010
Want to Know Why Apple Changed the iTunes Logo? Because CDs Are Dead.
It's time to get over the new iTunes icon because Apple is forging ahead, with or without the design snobs.
September 2, 2010
Discovery Hostage Crisis Proves We're All Reporters Now
Crises such as at Discovery provide an opportunity to participate in the news itself.
September 1, 2010
Twitter Launches Official iPad App, Takes on Third-Party Developers Once Again
Late this evening Twitter announced the release of their official iPad app, poised to compete with other iPad Twitter apps such as Tweetdeck and possibly even the much-hyped Flipboard.
August 31, 2010
Foursquare and MTV Partner for GYT Campaign; Could This Be the Start of a Location-for-a-Cause Trend?
Foursquare and MTV have joined forces to create the first cause-related badge on the location-based social network.