Social Media Audit: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

By Eric Schwartzman | April 22, 2015
Conducting a Social Media Audit for US Dept. of State

A social media audit I recently conducted for Ambassador Deborah McCarth at the US Embassy to Vilnius revealed that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is the leading topic among Eastern Europeans on social networks. The findings underscore data from Pew Research which shows 71% of of Eastern Europeans support a the proposed free…

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Social Media and the Arab Spring

By Eric Schwartzman | February 4, 2011
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It was not because of social media that Mohamed Bouazizi, a Tunisian street vendor set himself on fire to protest the confiscation of his wares and the harassment and humiliation inflicted on him by the Tunisian Government. But it was social media that help turn his self-immolation¬†into a catalyst for the Tunisian Revolution and the…

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Crisis Communications in the Pacific

By Eric Schwartzman | August 4, 2010

US Army Lieutenant Colonel Daniel King, Deputy Director at US Pacific Command on the North Korean Nuclear threat and a rise in spoofed Facebook pages of US Military officials.  This is an excerpt for an audio interview with the Lt. Colonel, which is available for download.

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Iraq War Social Media Information Operations Case Study

By Eric Schwartzman | July 21, 2010
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This case study reveals how the US Dept. of Defense integrated social media as an information operations capability without compromising operational security (OPSEC). This conflict continued for at least a next decade as an Iraqi insurgency emerged to oppose the occupying forces and the post-invasion Iraqi government and this article details precisely the role social…

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Why a Harvard Grad Joined the Marine Corps

By Eric Schwartzman | April 5, 2010

Capt. Ted Fienning graduated Harvard in 2001, got a high paying job out of college, but quit to join to Marines. Here’s why. The meaning of life is a life of meaning, and that’s would Ted found in The Corps. This video was filmed at the Marines Corps Air Station by the Marine Corps Recruit…

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Marine Corps Boot Camp (Receiving)

By Eric Schwartzman | April 5, 2010

New Recruits Arriving at USMC Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

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