Daily Digest | The Caption and International Reaction
BY Editors | Thursday, June 11 2009
- Obama's Flickr-Gate: At Least He's Not in His Jammies Some Israelis are taking offense at a photograph showing President Obama with his feet perched up on the historic Resolute desk while talking to their prime minister. Of course, Obama's talking on an old-fashioned telephone, not video conferencing via Skype or using some sort of awesome Jetson-type communication device. But could Flickr captions really imperil Obama's relationship with the Israeli Prime Minister?
- Documenting Recovery: Where YouTube Meets Stimulus Dollars ProPublica turns up a local company going out of its way to document how it is making use of federal Recovery Act dollars. The New Hampshire-based Pike Industries has been the recipient of a dozen stimulus-funded contracts, and in this video posted to YouTube the company profiles a few of the 60 new employees who were recently hired on, they say, as a result of the Obama recovery plan.
- Wikipedia Resolves New York State Senate Fight You'd be forgiven if you're a non-New Yorker and you find what's been happening in the New York State Senate this week confusing. Even from close up, it's super confusing. Who, exactly, is running the place? Unclear. Except on Wikipedia, of all places!
- Waiting for Genachowski Let's see...carry the one...adjust for the short month...and, yep, it's been 103 days since Obama nominated his campaign technology advisor Julius Genachowski to serve as the chair of the Federal Communications Committee. But Reuters reports and the Senate Commerce Committee confirms that Genachowski's confirmation hearing will be held next Tuesday, June 16th. Will his nomination go through this time?.
- PdF Chat Time with Chuck DeFeo Check out the latest edition of PdF Chat Time, with Chuck DeFeo, CEO and President of Connell Donatelli, which specializes in online strategy, fundraising, advertisting, and social media. Hear what Chuck learned working with former Attorney General John Ashcroft and also how he uses online technology to help organize people off line.