Nick Ragone is an author, attorney and public relations executive in New York City. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Rutgers University, and is a graduate of the Eagleton Institute of Political Science at Rutgers University (undergraduate) and the Georgetown University Law Center.

He is the author of three books: Essential American Government, Everything American Government, and President's Most Wanted. Nick is a regular contributor to the Fox News Channel and Fox Business, the PIX11 Morning Show, and has a weekly appearance on the popular Raph Bailey Radio Show.  He co-anchored PIX11's five-hour live inauguration coverage with Jim Watkins and Kaity Tong.

Nick is a contributor to Donklephant.com, one of the most influential political blogs on the web, and  has written for US News & World Report, The Star-Ledger, Real Simple Magazine and RealSimple.com.  Nick has been quoted in over two dozen stories on politics, the presidency, and public relations.  In December of 2007, Nick was named one of PR Week's 40 under 40 to watch, and in May of 2008 was featured in "Profiles of Success", a book about public relations. Nick lives in Jersey City, NJ, with his wife and two children, and spends what little free time he has obsessing on the Mets.

Nick can also be found on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=740817853




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It's official: Twitter has jumped the shark*

I don't get twitter. I love Facebook, and think it's an amazing business and personal tool, but Twitter is a mystery to me.

If Facebook is a symphony, then Twitter is a bunch of random chords.  It just lacks a ryhme or reason that seems obvious with Facebook.  Whatever. I just don't get it.

But how do I know it's jumped the shark? Well, this story tells me.  Evidently, George Stephanopoulos will be conducting the first interview via twitter with none other than Mr Twitter himself ...  John McCain.  I love John Mcain. I voted for him.  I understand that he can't use a computer or PDA because of his war injuries, and I thought it was disgusting when the Obama campaign attacked him for not being "computer literate."

But the point of Twitter -- as far as I can tell -- is to create, and join-in on, random conversations.  Does it seems a bit odd that someone like John McCain -- who probably doesn't tweet himself -- is now jumping on the bandwagon?  Just seems a bit contrived, as did GMA's personal finance segment this morning that took "Tweets from our viewers." 

*  That sound you hear is Alan Danzis hitting the ground after suffering from a stroke

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You're going to call me out, but refuse to link to my Twitter account? It's www.twitter.com/adanzis. I just Tweeted about the irony of Barney Frank talking about reward incompetence, when his constituents reelected him last year despite his own incompetence...

Anyway, McCain actually writes some pretty great Tweets that are designed to push people's buttons. Wish he had the balls he does now back, you know, when he was running for President.

March 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlan

Funny how it's easier to ballsy when you're no longer running for something.

March 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNick

McCain is a criminal

March 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermitch

I discovered that Twitter had jumped the shark when I found out James Hetfield has a Twitter feed. (Sigh.)

March 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoseph Priest

It jumped the shark when Fernando Rizo's chest hair got its own twitter account

March 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNick

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