This Is How We Communicate Now

Wasn’t Chelsea just a gawky kid running around the White House? Did this just happen? Chelsea Tweets her birth, Bill and Hillary re-Tweet and post on Facebook and then the AP picks it up? Wire services follow social media, and media savvy grandparents cover the globe with a single Tweet.

I don’t want to be cynical but does this not seem like a perfectly timed event for a Presidential run? You have to marvel at the sustained and expert political savvy of every generation of the Clintons.

From The New York Times:Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton has given birth to a daughter, a message posted to her verified Twitter account announced early Saturday.

The baby, named Charlotte, is the first child for Ms. Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky. “Marc and I are full of love, awe and gratitude as we celebrate the birth of our daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky,” read the Twitter message.

Ms. Clinton’s parents, former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, both quickly retweeted the message from their own Twitter accounts. The message was also posted on Ms. Clinton’s Facebook page.

Advisors Mad Rush into Social Media

Bill Winterberg FPPadBill Winterberg at FPPad is a media marvel. He does a weekly video show called “Bits & Bytes” that actually makes technology for advisors sound interesting, almost fun. He has a robust YouTube channel with reviews and interviews with advisors and providers. His videos are sharp and fun, with lots of breaks, occasional music and visuals.  And he’s comfortable being an occasional goofball – a promo for a tie-a-month club leads his latest “Bits & Bytes” episode – The Top Technology Financial Trends for 2014

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