An iPhone for every PAO (2009)

If I were the Public Affairs King for a day, that is what I would do. Every Officer, NCO and Soldier working in Public Affairs would get an iPhone. Here are some reasons why: Reason #1: Imagery. You're always able to have the ability to get still photos and/or video. 3 megapixels on the iPhone ain't bad. 5 megapixels on the some of the current Android phones is even better. Yes, we can have a small digital camera in our pocket,  but...

Providing a digital umbrella (2009)

There are two military sites out there that in my opinion are missing the mark, and both for the same reason. TroopTube and ArmyStrongStories are both good ideas that are somewhat flawed in their execution because they don't capitalize on the tools and capabilities that are already out there and being used by Soldiers everyday. Trooptube.tv was a site that is used to 'help military families connect and keep in touch while miles apart."  It also says, "The site is designed for...

The race to a million Twitter followers (2009)

Actor Ashton Kutcher and CCN are in a semi-competitive duel right now; a race to 1 million followers on Twitter. There is a page tracking the number of followers for each in real-time (link), it is in the news (link), Kutcher has been providing updates on Youtube, and CNN's Larry King even got in the mix (link). For the record, they both have around 985,000 +/- followers at the time of this post. Kutcher is going to donate mosquito nets to an...

Hello Dominos, can I get a pizza with my booger? (2009)

AUGUST 15, 2009 Domino's Pizza is currently going through a textbook crisis communication's case. Two of it's employees in North Carolina videotaped themselves working in the back room while allegedly making a delivery order for a customer and posted it onto YouTube. One of the employees sticks some shreds of cheese up their nose prior to placing it on the sandwich that he is making, and then places some of the meat close to his rear and flatulates, as well as sneezes...