The one thing Kardashian’s CAN’T get…

Apparently reality stars are not allowed to get a star in the Hollywood Wall of Fame. Makes sense, you need some talent outside of being a socialite to get a star. So TV favorites including Kim Kardashian and Snookie won’t ever be given the opportunity to have a drunkie Californian pee on their name. #tragic. 

They could always play a role in a movie. Or make their own. (ok low blow, just kidding!)

Ana Martinez, VP for Media Relations and Producer for the Hollywood Walk of Fame posted on the Walk of Fame Facebook Page saying, "Someone asked if we give reality show characters stars? Hell to the No!"

But then again, Ryan Seacrest has a star… what’s his talent: great host? Seems pretty unfair. After all, Kimmy K has hollywood written all over her.

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#Kardashian

#Reality Stars

#Hollywood

#news

#Snookie

Why do social media outlets use all my info, without telling me, for advertising and marketing purposes? Why can’t I be informed that my picture is being used unless I unselect a preference that I never selected. 
LinkedIn, a professional networking tool, has 116 million users and gains a new member approximately every second. The purpose of the sight is to maintain connections with professionals you have worked with at some point. GREAT. However, what many people do not know is that there a box you want.. no need… to uncheck if you don’t want your information given to demographic-hungry advertisers.
Apparently, LinkedIn has recently done us the “favor” of having a default setting whereby our names and photos can be used for third-party advertising. Thank you LinkedIn for becoming Facebook 2.0.
If you don’t want to participate (which I expect you don’t), here are the steps to remove yourself and control your private information for that much longer:
Click on your name on your LinkedIn homepage (upper right corner). On the drop-down menu, select “Settings”.
 Select “Account*”.
In the column next to “Account”, click “Manage Social Advertising” .
De-select the box next to “LinkedIn may use my name, photo in social advertising” .
Nice try, LinkedIn. But, no thanks!

Why do social media outlets use all my info, without telling me, for advertising and marketing purposes? Why can’t I be informed that my picture is being used unless I unselect a preference that I never selected. 

LinkedIn, a professional networking tool, has 116 million users and gains a new member approximately every second. The purpose of the sight is to maintain connections with professionals you have worked with at some point. GREAT. However, what many people do not know is that there a box you want.. no need… to uncheck if you don’t want your information given to demographic-hungry advertisers.

Apparently, LinkedIn has recently done us the “favor” of having a default setting whereby our names and photos can be used for third-party advertising. Thank you LinkedIn for becoming Facebook 2.0.

If you don’t want to participate (which I expect you don’t), here are the steps to remove yourself and control your private information for that much longer:

  1. Click on your name on your LinkedIn homepage (upper right corner). On the drop-down menu, select “Settings”.
  2.  Select “Account*”.
  3. In the column next to “Account”, click “Manage Social Advertising” .
  4. De-select the box next to “LinkedIn may use my name, photo in social advertising” .

Nice try, LinkedIn. But, no thanks!

#Social media

#linkedin

#advertising

Ya I said it… if you tweet, I’ll vote for you.

It’s no big “light bulb idea” when people say that integrated use of social media is the BIG thing for individuals, businesses, corporations, and yes even for the government. But is it a light bulb idea that minorities favor government who use social media

According to a study done by Pew Life and American Life Project, its TRUE. The study shows that minorities are more likely to express positive attitudes towards  government who are engaged in social media.


For me, its not so much being ONLINE  and tweeting. I know you could easily get a PR person to do that for you, and 1/2 the time it is PR recommendations. I know that. … but by being online and being actively involved in different social media platforms gives me a chance to get to know who the official running is as an individual. Outside of being a democrat or a republican, I get to see what you are up to, involved in, or simple hobbies and interestes that I could relate to… and maybe thats what it takes sometimes for me to get to know you, like you, trust you, and then listen to your “ideas to change the world.” Its your ONE chance to gain credibility in my eyes. You may think I am ONE vote, but then there is this thing called word-of-mouth.


Simply said, if you aren’t on social media and running for government, I won’t know you and come voting time I won’t vote for you. But I don’t know if thats a minority thing, or a social media junkie thing.

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#social media

#Twitter

#Government

#minority

#opinion

#vote

Bieber + Selena = ???

….Hollywood couple?

…. talented individuals who are even better together?

….. forever naked in a fine arts museum? We have found a winner.

This life size bronze sculpture of the three-legged couple with “Justin & Selena Forever” engraved on the bottom will be in display a mere 4.5 hours away from me in DALLAS, TEXAS. 

According to MTV.com:

"The bronze statue, called ‘Justin and Selena as One,’ plays on the idea of Adam and Eve, with Bieber wearing a strategically placed maple leaf and Gomez wearing a strategically placed Texas Lone Star — references to Justin’s native Canada and Selena’s home state. But Edwards told MTV News the images aren’t meant to be provocative for the sake of being provocative."

This is still pretty odd. Do we really need to see naked statues of teen celebs? Who would want to see this? I guess the same people who like to see bronze sculptures of a naked and pregnant Britney Spears or the sculpture of a nude Paris Hilton dead with legs splayed.

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#Justin Bieber

#Selena Gomez

#Arts

#Entertainment

#Texas

Giant teddy bear + giant robot = giant teddy bear robot.
What can a giant teddy bear robot be used for? To pick up people who fall and can’t get back up. And where was this genius idea created? Japan. 
Japanese researchers have created a “robot nurse” that can pick up patients from wheelchairs and beds. Could this be the future of hospitals all around the world in the next year? Next 5 years? Next 10 years? 
***Added concern - do you have to be Japanese-skinny to be lifted? What if you were American-obese?***

Giant teddy bear + giant robot = giant teddy bear robot.

What can a giant teddy bear robot be used for? To pick up people who fall and can’t get back up. And where was this genius idea created? Japan. 

Japanese researchers have created a “robot nurse” that can pick up patients from wheelchairs and beds. Could this be the future of hospitals all around the world in the next year? Next 5 years? Next 10 years? 

***Added concern - do you have to be Japanese-skinny to be lifted? What if you were American-obese?***

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#Japan

#Robot

#technology

#healthcare

#hospitals

Social Media Excites Me.
The evolution from friendster to twitter and how brands use them, how is that NOT exciting?? So when I ran across this, I had to post it! If Social Media was a High School these are the titles they would graduate with! This was just a fun and creative picture I ran across on a friend’s blog and it really describes very perfectly how social media is seen… and in a way how social media is used! 
Twitter very much allows people to gossip without looking like gossip.
FaceBook very much is the well-loved website, but feared because of how much our privacy is questioned.. aka the jock!
TUMBLR AS THE COMPULSIVE DOCUMENTER!!!
Stumbleupon as the procrastinator, LinkedIn as Class President, Yelp as the debater, Google as the prep and Wikipedia as the nerd… LOL-Funny! Its so on point its hard to argue…. the only thing disappointing about this is that groupon and living social isn’t on it, they very much would be in the class of 2011 social media! Graduated and succeeded. 

Social Media Excites Me.

The evolution from friendster to twitter and how brands use them, how is that NOT exciting?? So when I ran across this, I had to post it! If Social Media was a High School these are the titles they would graduate with! This was just a fun and creative picture I ran across on a friend’s blog and it really describes very perfectly how social media is seen… and in a way how social media is used

Twitter very much allows people to gossip without looking like gossip.

FaceBook very much is the well-loved website, but feared because of how much our privacy is questioned.. aka the jock!

TUMBLR AS THE COMPULSIVE DOCUMENTER!!!

Stumbleupon as the procrastinator, LinkedIn as Class President, Yelp as the debater, Google as the prep and Wikipedia as the nerd… LOL-Funny! Its so on point its hard to argue…. the only thing disappointing about this is that groupon and living social isn’t on it, they very much would be in the class of 2011 social media! Graduated and succeeded. 

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#Social media

#Twitter

#facebook

#tumblr

#creative

The Voice, with celebs Christina, Adam, Cee Lo, and Blake has hooked the attention of many viewers! What I love most about the show is how interactive and connected they are to social media. It’s actually the first show I have seen use new media so effectively. During the entire show, they post live tweets of what viewers are saying / thinking! It really shows how advanced television networks are becoming, and sets the bar pretty high for other shows! This past Tuesday, it really caught me attention how they were using Twitter so well and had a room dedicated to looking at twitter posts and allowing the singers to answer questions! It really allows the audience to get involved and pick a team they like…
#teamAdam!
Which team do you like?

The Voice, with celebs Christina, Adam, Cee Lo, and Blake has hooked the attention of many viewers! What I love most about the show is how interactive and connected they are to social media. It’s actually the first show I have seen use new media so effectively. During the entire show, they post live tweets of what viewers are saying / thinking! It really shows how advanced television networks are becoming, and sets the bar pretty high for other shows! This past Tuesday, it really caught me attention how they were using Twitter so well and had a room dedicated to looking at twitter posts and allowing the singers to answer questions! It really allows the audience to get involved and pick a team they like…

#teamAdam!

Which team do you like?

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#The Voice

#NBC

#tv show

#sing

#Twitter

#Social media

Texas to be chopped and screwed by Mrs. McCoy

Let’s be real, I don’t know a lot about the rules and finesse of football. HOWEVER, I am confident I could have told you that “presents” for college football players are bad. More so, I could have told you not to call the biggest sports network I know of and tell them about the happenings. 

Now the can of soda that X gave to college football player Y is going to look like the biggest scandal in the NCAA. And Poor Mack Brown. As the talented coach he is, this could look horrible on his resume. 

Let me give Rachel McCoy some pro-bono PR advice: You are now the wife of a celebrity. You do not just call ESPN and speak whatever is on your mind. Your words will be scrutinized and twisted, no matter the intentions. #stupid. You should be briefed, you should know the do’s and the do not’s for every interview. Right now, a lot of different people are going to have to clean up your mess so Texas doesn’t fall under some investigation and have their football season suspended.

I don’t know if that could be an actual punishment… but I do know that thousand plus students, alumni, and fans gather every Saturday of the fall to watch Texas football, even at their worst! So fingers crossed that Princess McCoy didn’t just tarnish Longhorn’s best past time - tailgating. 

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#football

#Sports

#news

#PR

#crisis

#mccoy

#Texas

Jesus is a prophet of Islam, we call him Prophet Isa…. why is that so hard to accept?
The other day I ran across a headline that read, “Muslim cause outrage.” Of course, just the headline alone is biased. An organization aimed at educating about Islam known as MyPeace created a few billboards like this one… and people were offended. The intentions of the posters is to educate. However, a day after the billboards went up in Australia, they were vandalized. If people knew more about Islam, they wouldn’t find offense in a billboard that is trying to just get the average mind to expand.
From a PR prespective, I think MyPeace should really speak out, explain the purpose of the billboards, and at any cost they should not apologize for what the religion says but apologize if people misunderstood the purpose. The wide spread coverage is the best place to be right now. If it wasn’t so large MyPeace would have never received the attention it now has…USE IT! EDUCATE! SILENCE IGNORANCE!   
Prophet ISA is JESUS. Yes, we believe in a few differences but at the end of the day, he is a prophet who Muslims all around the world respect. 

Jesus is a prophet of Islam, we call him Prophet Isa…. why is that so hard to accept?

The other day I ran across a headline that read, “Muslim cause outrage.” Of course, just the headline alone is biased. An organization aimed at educating about Islam known as MyPeace created a few billboards like this one… and people were offended. The intentions of the posters is to educate. However, a day after the billboards went up in Australia, they were vandalized. If people knew more about Islam, they wouldn’t find offense in a billboard that is trying to just get the average mind to expand.

From a PR prespective, I think MyPeace should really speak out, explain the purpose of the billboards, and at any cost they should not apologize for what the religion says but apologize if people misunderstood the purpose. The wide spread coverage is the best place to be right now. If it wasn’t so large MyPeace would have never received the attention it now has…USE IT! EDUCATE! SILENCE IGNORANCE!   

Prophet ISA is JESUS. Yes, we believe in a few differences but at the end of the day, he is a prophet who Muslims all around the world respect. 

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#Muslim

#news

#MyPeace

#islam

#Australia

#PR

Death Threats to a Muslim Playgirl - Sila Sahin
So how did THAT get to THIS german femme? Not without causing an Islamic uproar by posing nude. People claim her as a “western slut” and “whore” What the heck is even a western slut? She received numerous death threats from three million muslims around the world, people who just can’t believe she would “degrade” herself like that. Her parents are ashamed of her and cut off all communication. 
Get over it! Its so unfair to bash on a beautiful and sexy girl because of her religion. That’s like saying when you die and go to heaven, you will only want bread and honey. I know I use this analogy a lot but its about modernizing with time. I do not want bread and honey, I want tons of chocolate. We should praise her for being bold and giving muslims a voice in all professions and modernizing with time.

Death Threats to a Muslim Playgirl - Sila Sahin

So how did THAT get to THIS german femme? Not without causing an Islamic uproar by posing nude. People claim her as a “western slut” and “whore” What the heck is even a western slut? She received numerous death threats from three million muslims around the world, people who just can’t believe she would “degrade” herself like that. Her parents are ashamed of her and cut off all communication. 

Get over it! Its so unfair to bash on a beautiful and sexy girl because of her religion. That’s like saying when you die and go to heaven, you will only want bread and honey. I know I use this analogy a lot but its about modernizing with time. I do not want bread and honey, I want tons of chocolate. We should praise her for being bold and giving muslims a voice in all professions and modernizing with time.

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#muslim

#playboy

#controversial

#islam

#Sila Sahin

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