Today there would be social media ways of doing this. If you were trying to influence Congress, there are huge advocacy groups that have email lists and overnight you can mobilize an army of supporters with your
Congressman’s email address and the letter to send. Likewise, you could use social media and frequent flyer groups to get people excited about the experience they were going to have on a certain airplane, so an airline felt compelled to purchase a Boeing plane.
Ekeland had never worked as counsel in a federal criminal trial, but he told Auernheimer he was itching to fight this affront to the Constitution all the way to the Supreme Court, if need be. Their partnership would forever change both of their lives: The unlikeliest of lawyers teaming with the unlikeliest, most unlikable of heroes in an unlikely case that would end up in the unlikeliest of outcomes. But it went far beyond the two of them.
“Blogging at its best is deeply personal, and once readers get used to that kind of connection to a writer, it’s hard for them to accept anything less,” she said.
“The application they wanted to replace took 300-man months to build and countless hours to maintain,” he said. “But users wanted more function, and the engineers simply couldn’t deliver them cost effectively with existing tools.
“The final image is made only of text,” he says. “If I broke it apart into layers, you would see each layer building up (with text). One of the pieces has something like 50,000 e-mail (subject lines) in it.”
A chimp sits on a blue bucket inside her enclosure at Chimp Haven, the National Chimpanzee Sanctuary, in Keithville, Louisiana, on September 30, 2014.
A massive cyber attack that spread across the globe Tuesday has impacted American pharmaceutical giant Merck (NYSE:MRK), the company said via Twitter.
An executive at London’s anti-piracy company Copyright Control Services delivered a holiday ultimatum to the users of an Australian FTP site that it claims is distributing software for free. While the site was briefly taken down while the software files were removed, many on the list were incensed to be accused of theft.
It’s hard not to see the trolling as part of a larger effort by Mubarak’s allies to win the propaganda battle surrounding Egypt’s unrest. They’re detaining and beating foreign journalists in order to control the information flow. On Thursday, they arrested online activists.
Many of the key assets of dot-com companies, from websites to proprietary software to computer equipment, he notes, are goods that depreciate quite rapidly.
Both Trump and Pope Francis are very active tweeters with many followers — @realdonaldtrump has 30.3 million while @Pontifex has 10.3 million. But Trump may have some competition in the year ahead as Pope Francis has big plans to beef up his social media presence, especially in the U.S.
Those are important points – especially the emphasis on agriculture, and on making sure that countries don’t just make plans, but commit funds.