Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 7, 2011

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The Occupy Wall Street protestors have gained large amounts of support despite a lack of traditional media coverage, after turning to social media. Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr are being used to organize supporters, document police action and bring accountability to the movement. In other news, the FCC unveiled a proposal that hopes to bring universal broadband coverage to the nation by the end of the decade. The plan would re-appropriate funds for telephone service, to investments towards broadband infrastructure. Un-served areas could see high-speed Internet as early as next year. And finally, if you bought a “special offers” Kindle, you can now remove Amazon’s ads at a cost. On your Kindle, go to the Manage Your Devices page and click “unsubscribe to Special Offers.” Depending on your model, it will cost between $30 and $40 to make your Kindle ad-free.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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