Archive | September 2012

Tweet Threats to the President and get Thrown in Jail!

Twenty-five year old Jarvis Britton has been expressing his hatred on twitter for President Obama since June 28th. Britton posted  “Free speech? Really? Let’s test this! Let’s kill the president!” on his facebook page.  However, this threat just wasn’t enough for Britton. He also tweeted ” I’m going to finish this, if they get me, they get me #ohwell. I think we could get the president with cyanide”. The next day Britton tweeted ” Barack Obama, I wish  you were DEAD”. After seeing these threatening messages the Secret Service agent talked with Britton and informed him of the seriousness of the situation, but did not take any further action. A talk with the Secret Service agent clearly would not be a threat to this guy, because he continued to tweet threats about President Obama. Ignoring the comments from the Secret Service agent Britton did not hesitate to send another threatening tweet saying ” Let’s kill the President. F.E.A.R.”.

On August 28th, Britton wrote another angry tweet, mentioning Barack Obama’s twitter account, stating ” @Barack Obama Alabama will see my power in the next 36hours! Word to the secret service”.  Gloating with the thoughts that no one could stop him he tweeted  “Can the president stop it?  He only has 36 hours”. With no surprise,  Britton was arrested on September 21 and charged by criminal complaint for threatening the president.

The link below provides more details about the story and  the video with much more details about this case and what Britton’s neighbors had to say about this situation.

http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/threaten-president-twitter_b29154#more-29154

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Tweet for a Tasty New Treat!

One tweet can earn you free snacks of the newest product on the market. In London, a store called The Tweet Shop is launching their new Kellogg snack, Special K Cracker Crisps and giving them away free! 

All you have to do is walk in the door and pull your smartphone out and tweet about their new tasty treat! When entering the shop there will be girls in red dresses called patrons who will walk you from tweet to snack.

In the store there is also a display notice board that will show the previous tweets about their snacks! Cool, huh?  This makes me want to take a field trip to London! Such a delight to use social media, like we do ever day, and earn a free snack! Once again, social media is dominating not only the U.S but also the United Kingdom. Kellogg will be receiving tons of tweets and free advertising for their tasty new treat!

To learn more about these tweets and tasty treats clink the link below!

http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/free-snack-for-a-tweet_b28990

67% of Businesses say Social Media is Essential !

According to new research by Econsultancy and Adobe,  67 percent or 2/3 of businesses say that social media is now an essential part of their business strategy. Econsultancy and Adobe stated in the Quarterly Digital Intelligence Briefing: Managing and Measuring Social that 64 percent of businesses are currently using social media for brand awareness. Social media is used 44percent for marketing campaigns and only  25 percent for customer service. In society today you would think, reaching out to the customers would be the best strategy to help your business. Customers make the business, and if you choose not to use social media to help your customers, there is a high chance you will have many angry customers. According to the White House Office of Consumer Affairs, a  dissatisfied customer will tell anywhere between 9 to 15 people about their experience.Also, Approximately 13 percent of  dissatisfied customers will tell more than 20 people about their problem about the business.

Social Media is being used widely and more frequently than ever in our society. Social media is a great way to influence customers and consumers and advertise your business. Many businesses are seeing the influence social media is having on people and other  companies and are now trying to develop a professional strategy to “market” their business on social media as well. Whether we want to admit it or not, social media is not just dominating our personal lives across the nation, but dominating our professional lives and companies as well.

 For more information on how social media is affecting businesses today you can clink on the link below 

http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/business-social-marketing_b28893

Social Media Insurance? A small fee to protect your privacy!

Are you afraid of someone stealing your online passwords, hacking your social media networks or more importantly your online banking? Using the same password for your online bank and three of your social media profiles can be more dangerous than you think. By simply providing a date of birth or your mother’s name in your about me section people can easily try to figure out possible passwords. By using social media, we sometimes do not think about what information we tweet or put out on these social media sites that might lead these criminals to an easier hacking spree. Identity theft is very common among online uses of social media.

According to an article written by Lauren Dugan,  ALLOW, a data protection firm in the UK,  is now offering social media insurance for £3.99 a month. For such a cheap price,  this company will provide you with legal advice if your account is hacked, provides information about how your data is used and if they sense suspicious activity on your social profiles they will disable them.

If you are interested in social media insurance you can read more about it in Lauren Dugan’s article at the link below.

http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/social-media-insurance_b28620

Facebook settings allow users to show organ donor status

One of the main social networking sites that connects million of people from across the world is now, connecting people at the heart. Facebook has now improved the settings, where over 900million users across the world can share their organ donor status with others, if they choose do so.Sharing the status of organ donor is believed to help spread awareness of organ donations across the world.

According to Facebook  CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, “Medical experts believe that broader awareness about organ donation could go a long way toward solving this crisis,”. Across the world there are more than 114,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for a transplant, according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services. By simply showing that you are an organ donor on Facebook, you could save others tons of time that they spend actually trying to find organ donors. This one change of status can connect people all across the world and help millions of lives all in a few clicks on Facebook. Personally, I believe this is one of Facebook”s greatest ideas and I believe it can help thousands of people and really make a difference in many lives across the world. I am in fact an organ donor and will be changing my status soon, so that one day someone can be helped with less hassle and more hope!

To learn more information about Facebook’s new organ donor settings you can click the link below.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/technologylive/post/2012/05/facebook-users-can-now-share-organ-donor-status/1

You Scream, I scream we all scream for Ice Cream.”… and Our lives..!!!

“You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream.” Unfortunately, there was only one person screaming at the ice cream store, with a gun in his hand! Last Wednesday, September 5th, a male about 5’5, with blonde or light brown hair around the age of 25 to 30, enetered Kay’s Ice Cream Shop on Chapman Highway demanding money, according to the officials. Officials also stated, the suspect pointed the gun at the employee’s head and when he could not get the store safe open, the suspect stole the employee’s wallet and fled. WBIR, stated that the suspect was wearing tan clothing and a white surgical mask to cover his face.

On the  Knoxnews Twitter page, there have been comments and laughs about this robbery. This robbery has become a twitter joke.Now people, I understand it is still apart of the summer and we may still have ice cream cravings or some of us need extra money to pay our rent this semester.However, I can promise you that times are not that hard financially, for you to be robbing a local ice-cream shop and risking your career and life over a possible $20 in somebody’s wallet. This is why we all need a college education, understanding the risks and consequences of our actions, and some common sense on the side. If this man gets caught,(which I hope he does) he is going to need a lot more money than those couple of dollars in that wallet to bail him out. People need to get an education these days. For crying out loud, if you are going to be a criminal, please at least be an intelligent one. Lord have mercy, we need to be screaming for intelligence and common sense these days because there somehow is a shortage!

To stay updated with this story you can clink on this link for below.

http://www.wbir.com/news/article/233383/2/Ice-cream-shop-robbed-at-gunpoint

“I’m Lovin’ it”… McDonald’s Opens First Vegetarian Only Restaurant

According to a Yahoo Finance article written by Kim Bhasin, McDonald’s will be opening a pair of its first ever vegetarian restaurants in India. Her article, states that these restaurants will be spread across the country of India in cities, one restaurant in Amritsar and  one in the city of Katra. These restaurant chains will not be serving any meat and will be serving similar items that are currently already being sold in some Indian McDonald’s restaurants. On Twitter, many Americans are asking and stirring up controversy that McDonald’s is not providing the U.S with these vegetarian restaurants. However, these twitter followers fail to realize  the difference between our countries and the need of vegetarian restaurants in India. In India, cows are very sacred and most of the country is vegetarian, so this opportunity is brilliant for their country.

Amritsar, India.

The U.S does not have the same views or sacred beliefs for cows that India does. Therefore, opening McDonald’s first vegeteraian restaurant to Americans who love beef, chicken and other poultry not supported by many vegetarians, would be a disaster in the United States. Opening up the first vegetarian restaurant of the McDonald’s chain in India, to a country who will greatly appreciate this opening that perfectly reflects their beliefs is a fantastic opportunity in my opinion. I hope that the U.S. can try to be more sacred with animals and change some of these unhealthy eating habits so that we can have an opportunity to one day have vegetarian restaurants that we can one day appreciate.

To read more about these upcoming vegetarian restaurants you can click Kim;s link below to view her article.http://finance.yahoo.com/news/mcdonalds-opening-first-ever-vegetarian-134839878.html;_ylt=AoHd_KkoNrMPEOVMl1eKDqR2uodG;_ylu=X3oDMTQ4ZTYyNjhjBG1pdANUb3AgU3RvcnkgTGlzdCAgTm8gQ29sbGVjdGlvbgRwa2cDM2JhYmM1M2ItZTRjNC0zM2I3LTkxODUtNjliODQxZTYyNDZkBHBvcwMyNwRzZWMDdG9wX3N0b3J5BHZlcgM3OGVjZDUxMS1mNmM2LTExZTEtYWJiZi0wMWM0Mjk5NDA2OGU-;_ylg=X3oDMTFlamZvM2ZlBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdAMEcHQDc2VjdGlvbnM-;_ylv=3