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August 18th, 2011
10:00 AM ET

What can the social network Foursquare do for politicians?

It's the social network that is suddenly everywhere with 10 million users and counting. It's called Foursquare, and President Obama is the latest user to "check-in" and join the network.

If you're sitting at home wondering what it is and what it can do for you, you're not alone.

This morning on American Morning, CNN's Ali Velshi talks with Dennis Crowley, co-founder and CEO of Foursquare, to chat about what the program does, why it's getting so popular and why politicians are drawn to it.

Filed under: Politics • Social Media
July 22nd, 2011
09:54 AM ET

Would you pass a social media background check?

When pursuing job opportunities, applicants have come to expect that companies will likely perform a criminal background check on them as a part of the hiring process.

Some businesses are now taking this process a step further and have started looking online for anything that could raise a red flag about a potential employee.

In addition to the background check, many companies have started to require that job candidates pass a social media background check as well, but what exactly does this process entail?

Max Drucker, CEO and president of Social Intelligence, a company that provides this service to businesses, joins Kiran Chetry and Ali Velshi today to discuss what his company does and to explain what people should do to make sure that there isn't something that could effect them negatively online.

Filed under: Social Media
June 10th, 2011
11:49 AM ET

Twitter as a teaching tool? Enrique Legaspi shares his innovative teaching technique

While many schools struggle to keep students off of social media during class time, one teacher has found that encouraging kids to use Twitter in the classroom has actually enhanced their learning.

Enrique Legaspi, history teacher at Hollenbeck Middle School in Los Angeles, joins Ali Velshi this morning to talk about how he has used Twitter to get more students – especially shy kids – to participate in class discussions and how this innovative technique has helped in the classroom.

Filed under: Education • Social Media
June 3rd, 2011
11:13 AM ET

Rep. Weiner's Twitter troubles: A social media lesson for Congress

In the wake of the Rep. Weiner Twitter incident, Capitol Hill is buzzing about the use of Twitter and social media by members of Congress.

Political reporter Emily Heil joins the AM anchors this morning to discuss the explosive growth of Twitter use among Congress members and whether Rep. Weiner's troubles are impacting social media use on the Hill.

Filed under: Politics • Social Media
June 2nd, 2011
11:15 AM ET

What does Rep. Anthony Weiner’s body language say?

Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) came under fire this weekend for a lewd photo that briefly appeared on his Twitter account that he claims he did not send. On Wednesday he told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that he had hired a law firm to look into the matter but declined to directly answer whether he actually appeared in the photo.

Attorney Joe Tacopina and former FBI body language expert Joe Navarro join the AM team this morning to discuss Weiner’s behavior and the legal concerns surrounding this controversy.

Filed under: Politics • Social Media
May 31st, 2011
10:50 AM ET

College Grads: Distinguish yourself in the job market with these three tips

Although the National Association of Colleges and Employers reports that things are looking up for college grads, graduating students still face a tough job market.

This morning, author Ellen Reeves offers practical advice to job seekers about presenting yourself professionally and gaining an edge over competitors.

For more information, check out Reeves’s book, “Can I Wear My Nose Ring to the Interview?”

Filed under: Jobs • Social Media
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