Sen. Jill Tokuda | Photo by Ed Morita

Social Media in the Senate

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports on efforts in the Hawaii State Senate to improve communications and transparency through social media. Featured is Cassandra Harris (@CassandraHarris), who last year conducted a study of social media use within the City & County of Honolulu, and who is now the “social media specialist” for the Senate. Harris says: “The Millennial Generation created social media. The post-millennial generation is the … Continue reading Social Media in the Senate

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Hawaii Social Media Seminar

Technology News Bytes, which describes itself as “Hawaii’s leading technology news network,” is hosting a Hawaii Social Media Seminar on Thursday, April 14. The main event includes three sessions and a lunch panel focused on group buying services. A “Tweet-Up” will follow, featuring a separate panel of local bloggers and social media users. Taking place at Dave and Busters at Ward Center, the seminar is billed … Continue reading Hawaii Social Media Seminar

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Hawaii Designer Finalist in Audi Twitter Contest

As part of its multimillion dollar “Luxury Has Progressed” campaign, launched during the Super Bowl, Audi kicked off a Twitter contest. The company asked, “What does progress mean to you?” And out of hundreds of submissions, Audi has selected “the ten very best tweets” and named ten finalists. One of them is Hawaii digital designer John Garcia. Garcia’s winning response to Audi’s prompt was: He was notified … Continue reading Hawaii Designer Finalist in Audi Twitter Contest

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Governor Under Fire Over Judicial Selections

As the process to fill vacancies on the Hawaii Supreme Court moves forward, Gov. Neil Abercrombie will not release the list of names of candidates he received from the Judicial Selection Commission. Though spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz cites confidentiality as key to “attracting prospective judicial applicants,” others say the move flies in the face of the theme of openness and transparency that Abercrombie stressed during … Continue reading Governor Under Fire Over Judicial Selections