Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Milblogosphere by Mark Seavey



"The Milblogosphere"
By Mark Seavey
The American Legion
October 2010

Page 26: "Military blogs are proven activists. They have helped raise funds for Iraqi children and wounded veterans. They have inspired songs, launched films, cut book deals and initiated grass-roots troop-support efforts.

"'Still, most who engage the blogs simply want to tell their stories, Michael [Bob Michael] says. "By design or happenstance, in doing so they've written their part of the history of these times, documenting a war that many feel the traditional media has failed to capture.'"

"Blogs and other new media, such as Facebook and Twitter, are rapidly growing as traditional media hemorrhage readership. According to the Newspaper Association of America, 80.8 percent of Americans read a daily newspaper in 1964. Today, it's roughly 48 percent. But in the past five years, readership of online news has jumped by an astounding 30 million people. Advertising in print media has plummeted 18.7 percent in newspapers and 14.8 percent in magazines, while digital advertising is up nearly 10 percent. VideoUniversity.com claims that more video was uploaded to YouTube in a two-month period than has aired on CBS, NBC and ABC combined since 1948.

"Facebook launched in February 2004, and now has more than 500 million users. Twitter, which allows users to send messages of 140 characters or less, now has more than 190 million individual 'Tweeters' sending 65 million messages a day.

"And their are blogs. No one has an accurate handle on just how many exist, but the search engine Technorati tracks more than 112 million."

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    DISTRICT COURT OF MARYLAND FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY
    8552 SECOND AVENUE, SILVER SPRING, MD 20910 Case No. 0602SP007062015
    Date: 03/20/20154:20 p.m.
    KAREN WILLIAMS vs MARK C. SEAVEY, American Legion Director at American Legion Headquarters, Indianapolis Indiana
    FINAL PEACE ORDER
    After the appearance of the PETITIONER, PETITIONER'S COUNSEL(JOHN PATRICK KUDEL), RESPONDENT,
    and RESPONDENT'S COUNSEL(JOHN D MASON), and in consideration of the Petition and evidence,
    the Court makes the following findings:
    A. 1. There is a preponderance of the evidence that within 30 days before the filing of the Petition, the
    Respondent committed the following act(s):
    Placed person eligible for relief in fear of imminent serious bodily harm: THREATS OF PHYSICAL
    HARM/SEXUAL ASSAULT
    Harassment
    Based on the foregoing, the Court hereby ORDERS:
    1. Unless stated otherwise below, this Order is effective until 09/20/2015.
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    which causes serious bodily harm; an act that places the Petitioner in fear of imminent serious bodily harm;
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    NOTICE TO RESPONDENT
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