Jake Tapper illustrates the use of Twitter.
Somebody in the regular media was whining about what the point of Twitter was, a few days ago. The answer? Rerouting around obstacles. hey Chinese government – i found a way to sneak around your firewall on my laptop to get to twitter. Dont fear freedom, Chinese government. He’s also commenting on the ChiComs’ attempt to stop American media from interviewing students. Sounds like there | Read More »
Twitter for Thee, Not Me
President Barack Obama admitted Monday to a group of students in Shanghai, China that, while billed as the most tech savvy President in history, he doesn’t use Twitter. When asked by a student if he was aware of China’s firewall blocking the popular micro-blogging service, Obama forewent his tech friendly reputation, saying, “I have never used Twitter but I’m an advocate of technology and not | Read More »
Gallimaufry Open Thread
In honor of Fire Joe Morgan getting the band back together for a day, we bring you a gallimaufry Open Thread. Moe Lane was interviewed at Blogometer. Teaser: “Why, Moe? Why?” Google is not letting go of the Google Voice-to-iPhone Net Neutrality issue, having re-released an unredacted version of its letter to the FCC. It’s going to be delicious when T-Mobile USA bans Skype on | Read More »
How New Media Will (and Must) Surround Earned-Traditional Media: The Rest of the Rally Story
I reviewed the Salt Lake Tribune coverage of Saturday’s 9-12 rally where approximately 2,000 had gathered in support of common principles and values. I feel compelled to share my thoughts with you. First, as you know I’m running for U.S. Senate in Utah. I’m running on principles for a change. There are some good men in this race who desire to represent the people of | Read More »
Is CNN Faking Sarah Palin’s Twitter Page?
One of today’s CNN Political Ticker stories is titled, “Is Palin getting ready to tweet again?” The article says: No tweets have yet been sent from her new Twitter account. What’s interesting is the Twitter page graphic that says its from Palin’s new SarahPalinUSA account but it has published tweets on it.
Time for Us to Take the Fight to the Democrats
Ladies & gentlemen, we have been handed a great opportunity by the Democrats in the House. As you may have heard, the Franking Commission will not let House Republicans send information… This is a HUGE opportunity for those of us in the grassroots to take the ball & run it to the house, to use a football analogy. We are the ones to take this | Read More »
What is this obsession Democrats have with transforming their heroes into religious icons?
First it was the messianic depictions of Obama’s head surrounded by a halo or pasted onto pictures of Jesus or depicted in a white, glowing robe…a quick search of “Obama Jesus” on Google Images finds numerous examples of this (of course some of these are mocking the messianic complex the Left has about their hero). Now a prominent Democrat has decided that President Obama’s Supreme | Read More »
Palin, Social Media, and the Blueprint
That I am a fan of Sarah Palin is not, I think, a secret. That I did absolutely nothing for the 2008 election until McCain named Palin as his running mate is true. That I regard Sarah Palin as the future of the Republican Party, and absolutely the most astonishing politician I have seen since Ronald Reagan, may be sign of bias and foolishness on | Read More »
Bipartisan Resolution to Stand With Iranian Dissidents
The unrest in Iran continues apace, and while the media coverage remains sparse, word nevertheless gets out of Iran thanks to our modern age and, in particular, to Twitter. As Moe notes, the situation is complex. The cast of key figures holds few heroes. But then, it’s not really about Mousavi, is it? It’s about the thousands of individual Iranians, from citizen reporters on Twitter | Read More »
Did Obama Admin. Try to Take Credit for Twitter’s Iran Coverage?
Some attention was paid to the fact that the newest social networking website, Twitter, had decided to push off its scheduled maintenance Tuesday morning as the situation in Iran became steadily more embroiled in conflict. As it happened, Twitter was a major source of information coming out of that repressed society as news was happening. Twitter had, though, scheduled a few hours down time just | Read More »
Twitter, Iran and Totalitarianism
One of my first thoughts on seeing Twitter being used by Iranians following their elections was, ‘Imagine if they had Twitter during Tienanmen Square.’ Totalitarian regimes historically thrive, in large measure, by controlling the media and modes of communication. Would be protesters become isolated. Government propaganda simply spins any protest or event into something that reflects well on the regime in power. Yet now there | Read More »
#FollowFriday Open Thread
Teh Twitter. Once felt dumb to email about phone calls. Then came blogging email. Then tweeting blogs. And now, I’ve CALLED about tweets. Circle of dumb. 9:59 PM May 2nd from TweetDeck … and now I’m blogging about calling about tweeting about blogging about emailing about calling … sigh. Twitter had a lot to do with the successful pushback on the Playboy article and the | Read More »
Top Ten Political Tweeters in Illinois – Peraica’s Number 1!
Thanks to Lt. Gov. candidate Thomas Castillo (@ThomasCastillo) for spearheading this list of the top ten Illinois politicians on Twitter. We’ll keep this list updated right here on ReformCookCounty.com – so check back often to monitor the rankings. We realize the Illinois House Republicans and United Republican Fund aren’t “politicians” per se, but they have a good amount of followers and represent politicians — but | Read More »
We’ve Started a Twitter Revolution
Our use of Twitter to “live tweet” county board meetings first caused quite a stir — with some fellow commissioners “pooh-poohing” our use of the social media tool to open up the county board proceedings. But it seems we’ve started a Twitter revolution. Commissioner Schneider now has a Twitter accounty. CommissionerGoslin has one, too. And, lo and behold, the Stroger Administration is now “tweeting!” We | Read More »
Chi-Town Daily News Story on our Live Tweets
This past week, the Chi-Town Daily News’ Alex Parker had a great story about our efforts to use Twitter and social media to communicate with our constituents and open up County Government. Here’s a snippet: When Cook County Board President Todd Stroger shut off Commissioner Tony Peraica’s microphone at an April board meeting, the Riverside Republican was silenced for just a few moments. Peraica turned | Read More »