I don't know, but I can't imagine that the minimal excitement he will generate by being on FourSquare could do very much at all to help. At this point, he has served a term, so the president has to run on his record now, not on Internet gimmicks. By all means, he should use the Web, of course. But some of this stuff is unnecessary, and I think being on FourSquare is an example of something unnecessary.
Is this all a sideshow? The last election demonstrated the effectiveness of the Internet in getting young people enthused about voting. The Internet now has so many new aspects, I guess people are experimenting to see what will actually translate into votes next year.
Enough with the social networking of President Obama! This probably isn't constructive. But hey, if the Pres wants to boost marketing and therefore economic growth, that may certainly be annoying, but what harm?
The FBI recently issued a warning to smartphone users, highlighting two mobile malware applications: Loozfan, which steals personal information, and FinFisher, which is spyware that takes over a smartphone's functions.
Marissa Mayer at Yahoo has come out with her strategy on turning the company around: culture, company, calibration, and compensation. But Yahoo needs to have a technical approach to the mobile cloud opportunity, not a management theory lesson.
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