Friday, January 30, 2009

Facebook for Local Politicians...Starting with Me!

I happen to have a word of mouth and social media marketing company, and we happen to be doing a lot of work with Facebook, and, in case you haven't noticed, Facebook happens to be exploding, with over 150 million users and growing at the rate of 12 million per month.

So, despite the unsure waters of the current political scene in Queens, NY, I'm moving forward with building my own politcal fan page on Facebook - and hope to help other local politicians build their support, using Facebook and other social media.

After all, I think another politician did a pretty good job last year garnering support on Facebook and social media...and now he lives in the White House.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Congrats to Liz Crowley; Bittersweet for Me

Today I attended 2 political events in Queens: First, the installation of officer of the JFK Regular Democratic Club (I am an officer), later, my friend Elizabeth Crowley's inauguration to the City Council. They were both a who's who of NY politics, featuring Senator Chuck Schumer, Congress members Anthony Weiner and Carolyn Maloney, and over a dozen City Council members and Assemblymen and women.
My family came to the first event, and that was fun- and it was with great pride, admiration and excitement that I watched Elizabeth get sworn in by Christine Quinn.

Yet the day was bittersweet, as my own immediate political future has been made quite uncertain by the recent development of Mark Weprin announcing his intention to run for the seat I'm currently running for.

I'm trying to take things day by day, and trust in faith and the universe, but I will admit, it has been very hard, as this is something my family, friends and I have worked very hard for over the last year. Time will tell. In the meantime, I'm working hard to help out my friends in politics and working hard to build my marketing firm theKbuzz. We might even help bring Facebook to fellow politicians.