In corporate reputation, crisis communications, insights, social media

1) How governments deal with social media (The Atlantic) — For good or for ill, governments have to deal with social media.  The Atlantic takes a step back and surveys the landscape at the crossroads of social media and political power in the summer of 2011.

2) S & P takes a hard line to control its PR crisis (Business Insider) — Standard and Poors’ PR machine has come out in full force to fight the fires started by its error-rittled analysis of the U.S. government’s credit-worthiness.

3) How to stop office politics (Toilet Paper Entrepreneur) — We’ve all seen it in action, but one writer thinks she’s got solutions to eliminating office politics.

4) Web design rules you should never break (Start Up Nation) — Start Up Nation reminds us that our website and logo design are the face of our business. We wouldn’t greet consumers in person without putting our best foot forward. Why would our online approach be any different?