Posts By Josh Shpayher

Week in review Nov 4th

Very bust week in politics and social media Dept. of Homeland Security looks to monitor social media CIA monitors Facebook, Twitter: Five million tweets a day Facebook surveillance claims first campaign victim In Social Media and Politics, Engagement and Influence Trumps Follower Count How Presidential Candidates should use Social Media… Read more »

Month in review 8/15-9/20

With the August being a slow month and then my preparation for my speech last week in California, it was a slow posting month. I’m back to normal posting now. New! Social Media links for national political party organizations and their influence rankings (@dccchas best @klout) New blog post: The CA Legislature, social mediaRead… Read more »

Happy Birthday! turns 1

Wow, it’s been exactly one year since Ben Smith at Politico was kind enough to write a blog post about my website on his blog at Poltico. Clearly this has been a year full of social media firsts in politics, and I still disagree with Ben’s statement that “it’s not clear that many of theseRead… Read more »

Week in review 7/13

Social media news from the world of politics: RT @techpresident The +Newt Gingrich Google Hangout: How’d That Go? | techPresident RT @politico Newt Gingrich miles ahead in Twitter primary – Emily Schultheis – RT @MarkKornblau: Not every day you get to welcome a brand new country to Twitter. Welcome @RepSouthSudan. RT @RWW:Read… Read more »

Week (and a half) in review 7/6/2011

Lots of social media news the past week, from Google + launching to the Obama Twitter town hall. Sorry for the late post, makes for a longer list. Here’s the recap: My talk with Tim Farley on Sirius/XM radio. #AskObama: How’d That Go? [UPDATED] | techPresident via @nclarkjudd RT @aneeshchopra: First official tweet –Read… Read more »

Weiner, Keep Tweeting; The Amazing (Hill) Race; and Survey Your Followers!

Note: My weekly posts have been moved from Fridays to Mondays. So… there was not much news of a social media and politics nature over the past week or even the past 24 hours… Oh yes, there was the congressman who tried to covertly tweet a sexually explicit picture and failed… Keep Tweeting, Rep. WeinerRead… Read more »

Patrick McHenry’s Facebook Sit-In, FB on K Street, and YouTube Town Halls

Sit-In, Facebook Style Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) had a busy week. First, he got lots of press and gained some notoriety for calling Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Elizabeth Warren a liar during a committee hearing. The chairman of the House Oversight TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs subcommittee soon learned whatRead… Read more »

Dial Groups are So 2008, the #MESpeech Presser and One Very Errant Tweet

This post originally appeared on WhoRunsGov Beltwiki blog. Will Twitter Replace the Focus Group? The White House made quite a bit of social-media news this week. First was the Time article that described how White House senior adviser David Plouffe used Twitter to gauge public reaction in real time when the president announced that NavyRead… Read more »

Measuring social media influence on Capitol Hill

Here’s a snippet from my new post at WhoRunsGov at the Washington Post. Click on the link below to read the entire thing. In the not-so-distant past, a big concern for a PR firm or pollster was “is their client’s message getting across?” In the social media world, the new question is “Are they influential?”Read… Read more »