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Michelle Malkinís Saturday speech at Right Online 2012 (Freerepublic shoutout)
The Right Scoop ^ | June 16th, 2012 | The Right Scoop

Posted on 06/17/2012 5:29:37 AM PDT by eglman

Michelle Malkin spoke at Right Online this morning on the huge impact of Twitter and how effective it has been and will be in this election.

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1 posted on 06/17/2012 5:29:48 AM PDT by eglman
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To: eglman

I think twitter is for stupid people. I was appalled when the Bar Association got a facebook page. These social media gimmicks are a flash in the pan. For idiots


2 posted on 06/17/2012 5:31:57 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk
"I think twitter is for stupid people"

Ouch . . . you might try and expand that horizon just a little bit.

3 posted on 06/17/2012 5:39:42 AM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: yldstrk

Twitter and Facebook aside, Michelle Malkin isn’t stupid or an idiot.

If you knew or understood anything about her, you would know that.


4 posted on 06/17/2012 5:39:42 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: yldstrk

These social media gimmicks are a flash in the pan. For idiots
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Well, my friend. I’m sorry you feel that way. But, I’m no youngster and I’m not real high-tech, but, I’ve found Facebook to be a great tool for networking. Granted, like the Internet, there is much about it I don’t like, but the good outweighs the bad. It’s time for you to get into the 21st Century. We have to use the same weapons as our political enemies. You can’t fight a war if your enemy has Nukes and all you have is World War II bomber aircraft.


5 posted on 06/17/2012 5:48:06 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: yldstrk

Which rock did you crawl out from under?

Social media is like any other media, you can use it to put your message out or you can look at it and scratch yer head and wonder while others use it to their advantage.
Even Billy Graham uses twitter to spread the Gospel ..
Clearly you are still just scratching yer head...


6 posted on 06/17/2012 5:50:41 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (liberalism is the assault on the natural human condition)
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To: yldstrk
What about horseless carriages? Are those for stupid people?
7 posted on 06/17/2012 5:52:37 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: yldstrk

I hate to break it to you but you are on social media (freerepublic) and you may have used less than 140 char. to make your point.


8 posted on 06/17/2012 5:53:39 AM PDT by eglman
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To: txrangerette

I think Michelle is awesome. And I admit maybe I have blinders on when it comes to “tweeting” uch, what a dumb term.

I suppose I am a dinosaur. I don’t have email on my phone, but then again I don’t have to pay for a media “package”. But guess what, my kids do have facebook and think it is boring, which is exactly what I think about my facebook experience. Also, I know for an uncontroverted fact, attorneys always check your facebook page for things they can use against you in litigation if you are a party/witness in litigation.

So maybe I’m the idiot because I don’t “get” why “tweeting” your inane thoughts all over the place matters.


9 posted on 06/17/2012 5:59:33 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: eglman

On a more serious note. Follow the impact of twitter at Michelle’s site twitchy.com.


10 posted on 06/17/2012 6:05:55 AM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: txrangerette

Michelle makes me feel good about being here and throwing my two cents’ worth.


11 posted on 06/17/2012 6:10:23 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: yldstrk
I don’t “get” why “tweeting” your inane thoughts all over the place matters.

It doesn't. Never 'tweeted', never will. Of course, I don't have a cell phone, either.

12 posted on 06/17/2012 6:14:48 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: yldstrk

I don’t have a twitter account...mostly because I’m a fumble-fingers (as many here who’ve seen some of my posts can attest) I do have a Facebook account..and you can reach people you haven’t seen in years.

I can “like” an article...or repost it on my Facebook page and it will provide either a link to the article and/or the text. For me, I can at least post what I read...things that aren’t published in the mainstream media...and people on my lists will see those links...and if interested, can read further. I consider it spreading the word, especially some of the fine articles posted here.

Most of my friends don’t read FR...but they do read FB.


13 posted on 06/17/2012 6:15:08 AM PDT by SueRae (The Tower of Sauron falls on 11.06.2012)
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To: yldstrk
Kudos to you for expressing

I am social media illiterate as they come. I too did not "get" twitter. However, one day my natural curiosity kicked in and I did my research and study of the subject. Wow, arguably and arguably only, twitter may have a bigger impact than all other medias.

It allows a message (on a national level) from spinning out of control or controlling a message. It has blocked or influenced the media on some key stories.

Reading the history of tweet, you will then understand why it is called tweet. Turns out the name is an exact and appropriate description

14 posted on 06/17/2012 6:17:24 AM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: yldstrk

Granted, some people use FB stupidly. But like any communication medium, it can also be used wisely. In itself, it is “intellect neutral.” I like to think of it as the new White Horse Inn, which, as you may know, was a place where a game-changing group of people congregated to discuss revolutionary ideas. And others just went there for the ale. It’s all in how you use it.


15 posted on 06/17/2012 6:20:33 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Springfield Reformer

Um, I meant Twitter, though the same idea applies to both. Sorry for the typo.


16 posted on 06/17/2012 6:22:26 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: saywhatagain

just type “history of tweet” into a search engine????????


17 posted on 06/17/2012 6:22:47 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk
I agree. I am not on Facebook either. Don't care to give my personal life for all to see. The value of the concept alludes me.
18 posted on 06/17/2012 6:25:31 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: eglman
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19 posted on 06/17/2012 6:26:41 AM PDT by KC_Lion (I am finished with listening to empty promises of the great GOP saving me in 4 more years.)
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To: yldstrk
been awhile, but yes use several terms as you come across in your readings. But start with "twitter"

I allow my search(es) to evolve from concepts or words I subsequently read on the subject matter.

For a general background try reading this article from Breitbart site at . . .

www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/05/15/Twtter-Conservatives-War-Essay

I found it very interesting

20 posted on 06/17/2012 6:40:48 AM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: eglman
Michelle Malkin spoke at Right Online this morning on the huge impact of Twitter and how effective it has been and will be in this election.

In other words, Michelle is hyping her relatively new Twitchy enterprise.

I don't:
Have a cell phone
Tweet
Get (ab)used by Facebook
Have any regrets

21 posted on 06/17/2012 6:41:25 AM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: yldstrk
Watching folks using their pads and berries and cell phones, even while driving or just sitting with a cup of coffee, indicates to this old man that these people are

1) fearful of being alone, thus alone with their thoughts or prayerful meditation, and
2) are so programmed by the immediate feedback effect of TV and gaming that they cannot disconnect enough to actually discover who or what they are, they need the input of others in a constant stream to define themselves.

I haven't yet decided if this is entirely a bad thing, but it certainly makes these constant communicators more vulnerable to well designed programming like the demonspawn democrats use to herd their constituencies.

Anecdotal: I went into a public restroom the other day and was amused to observe two occupants doing their business while trying to maintain a conversation via typepad. It reminded me of when my ex would 'take me to the bathroom with her' when I called home to check in while traveling. I'm not sure this is a good thing, in the long run. I keep my cell phone int he vehicles now because I just don't want to be that accessible 24/7 to anyone who wants my attention.

22 posted on 06/17/2012 6:42:12 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: upchuck

I don’t:
Have a cell phone
Tweet
Get (ab)used by Facebook
Have any regrets

That’s fine.
But we can’t ignore those media and campaign like it’s 1980.
The libs use technology “liberally”


23 posted on 06/17/2012 6:45:48 AM PDT by nascarnation (t)
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To: upchuck

She talks about the impact of social media (i doubt you watched the video)and mentions freerepublic you no the site you are now posting your comments on and the effects of it I know it’s scary to enter the world but your there and don’t know it by using this format.


24 posted on 06/17/2012 6:49:00 AM PDT by eglman
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To: saywhatagain; yldstrk
I am fairly " low tech", and thought there could not possibly be a useful purpose for a medium like twitter.

I must admit, though, that during the Walker recall (and especially on electon day) I found Twitter to be extremely helpful. By following just a few people's tweets and re-tweets I received an enormous amount of useful information as it was happening.

There was absolutely no need to turn to the spinmeisters on the newscasts for their twisted garbage. I did this all online - I have no account myself, so I guess that makes me a Twitter lurker.

25 posted on 06/17/2012 7:01:46 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Scott Walker, Paul Ryan, Ron Johnson, Reince Preibus. The Cheesehead Revolution to save America.)
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To: eglman

HOORAY Michelle!


26 posted on 06/17/2012 7:07:19 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Springfield Reformer
I like to think of [FreeRepublic] as the new White Horse Inn

(sniff) Dat's beau-i-ful (sniff)

see tagline

27 posted on 06/17/2012 7:46:48 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (I like to think of FreeRepublic as the new White Horse Inn - Springfield Reformer)
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To: PGalt

“Tweet truth to power” ... great rallying call! The left tried to take control of ‘the new media’ and the right has just pounded (#ed) right onto them and taken back this new networking media. That’s ‘keeping up the good fight’. I’m thankful to God that there are still people willing to do it!


28 posted on 06/17/2012 7:55:06 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: VRW Conspirator

I am honored. True, I stumbled into it sideways while walking backward. Perhaps it was the ale.


29 posted on 06/17/2012 8:03:11 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: yldstrk
So maybe I’m the idiot because I don’t “get” why “tweeting” your inane thoughts all over the place matters.

If the thoughts that get tweeted are inane, then they doesn't matter. Ovoid having people who tweet inanities on the list of people you follow.

If the thoughts are wise, then it does. Twitter allows you to follow particular people who you think are worth hearing from.

A master-user of twitter would be someone who is able to express the heart of an idea with extreme conciseness. The size limit forces the person with something to say to figure out the best way to express it succinctly.

30 posted on 06/17/2012 8:39:34 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: Springfield Reformer
Braaaaappp. Ah, ale.

Here is another one I quoted:
And, therefore, isn't Jim (Robinson) the original Blog Father? - FReeper Aevery_Freeman

(sniff)

31 posted on 06/17/2012 9:09:00 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (I like to think of FreeRepublic as the new White Horse Inn - FReeper Springfield Reformer)
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To: eglman; Jim Robinson; trooprally; BufordP
Thanks for posting this, eglman. I've transcribed the part where Michelle talks about Free Republic. It's at the 15:20 mark.

"...And I mentioned the FreeRepublic.com. Before there were conservative activists and people with video cameras going in to the Occupy camps--and we got those great documentaries yesterday--there were Free Republic activists who waged war on the precursors to Occupy. The Code Pinkos and the ANSWER mob. And they are of course all of a piece. These are all the George Soros funded monkeys that I was talking about last night..."

Michelle was talking about the pioneers of online conservatism. She mentioned Matt Drudge, Andrew Breitbart, Powerline, Glenn Reynolds, Lucianne Goldberg and her son Jonah in addition to Free Republic.

32 posted on 06/17/2012 5:07:26 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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