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Social Networking sees Israeli PM Netanyahu get in on the act

Social Networking sees Israeli PM Netanyahu get in on the act

[ 0 ] September 1, 2021

Here at Online Social Media we’ve noted the growing impact of social networking and social media sites on politics for some time, with some recent examples being at the U.K. General Election back in May, the recent Australian General Election only last month, and a survey into the use of social media as used by [...]

Dalton McGuinty Joins Twitter: ‘Premier Dad’ Embraces Social Networking

[ 1 ] August 31, 2021

More and more politicians appear to be using social media and social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter nowadays, even President Barack Obama has a Twitter account. The latest politician to have embraced social networking is Ontario Premier, Dalton McGuinty.

Labour MP Diane Abbott abused on Facebook - Tory boy forced to quit

Labour MP Diane Abbott abused on Facebook - Tory boy forced to quit

[ 0 ] August 30, 2021

We’ve seen it happen many times before, people write things they maybe should have thought twice about on a social networking site, and it gets them into trouble, such as the recent case of a teacher having to quit after she made remarks about her job on Facebook. The latest example involves young and upcoming [...]

Federal employees warned not to mix politics and social media

Federal employees warned not to mix politics and social media

[ 0 ] August 27, 2021

We’re all aware of the impact that social media has had in the workplace and now it seems that Federal employees have been issued with new guidance about the use of social media while at work, from the Office of Special Counsel. A document has been issued recently by the OSC telling employees how not [...]

Ron Paul Mosque Ground Zero: Twitter reactions

Ron Paul Mosque Ground Zero: Twitter reactions

[ 2 ] August 24, 2021

There has been a great deal of controversy across the U.S. about the planned Islamic cultural center and mosque that could be built close to the site of Ground Zero, the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Opinion has been very split over the issue with President Barack Obama backing [...]

Australia General Election: Social media capturing minds

Australia General Election: Social media capturing minds

[ 0 ] August 22, 2021

Back at the U.K. General Election in May we spoke of how the use of social media has really spread among politicians and how political parties have really cottoned on to just how much influence social media now has. Now it seems the same effects are being noticed over in Australia where the voting in [...]

John McCain and Twitter: Quantity but not necessarily quality

John McCain and Twitter: Quantity but not necessarily quality

[ 0 ] August 21, 2021

Social media presence is being felt and used more and more in public life and politicians in particular seem to be really catching on to just how useful it can be. However, just because certain politicians, such as John McCain, have a huge following on social media sites, that doesn’t necessarily parallel with the quality [...]

Sarah Palin verbal slip strikes again on Twitter

Sarah Palin verbal slip strikes again on Twitter

[ 3 ] August 20, 2021

It seems that Sarah Palin, the former Governor of Alaska, has made somewhat of a name for herself for her misuse of the English language. Back in July she came under fire for the use of the word “refudiate” and defended the use of the made-up word vigorously on Twitter, actually comparing herself to Shakespeare [...]

Conservative MP Attacks Liberal Democrat on Twitter

Conservative MP Attacks Liberal Democrat on Twitter

[ 0 ] August 19, 2021

I’ve heard of celebrities insulting each other on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook before, but never politicians. However that was the case with Conservative MP James Cleverly, who recently took to Twitter to attack Liberal Democrat MP Simon Hughes.

Family First Senate Candidate: Homophobic tweet apology

Family First Senate Candidate: Homophobic tweet apology

[ 0 ] August 12, 2021

A candidate for the Family First Senate in Australia has posted an apology on her website for a homophobic tweet. Wendy Francis, standing for the Senate in Queensland originally tweeted a message referring to children of same-sex couples facing emotional abuse.

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