Skip to comments.Attention all FReepers that use Twitter (Vanity)
Posted on 03/06/2009 5:40:18 PM PST by MissouriConservative
Ok, here goes one of my very few and far between vanities.
Twitter is a social networking tool that is used by quite a lot of people. Recently the owner of this site posted a story on Twitter being used by the liberals. Twitter is for everyone, it just depends on who uses it. Since it is a simple tool, I feel that it can be utilized for Conservative needs as well. I know of a few FReepers who are on Twitter, including myself.
Twitter can be productive to our movement in any number of ways. Local chapters of FreeRepublic can send out a Tweet (what messages on Twitter are called) and mobilize forces of good far quicker than pinging their lists as not everyone is signed onto their computers every minute of the day. Twitter can send a message to a users phone and since everyone carries their phones with them while out, the message would get out faster.
Another way is that a general FR Twitter ping list could be kept and the list notified on Twitter of breaking news stories on FreeRepublic.
The possibilities are endless as Conservatives are very ingenious, so we could come up with a myriad of ways to use this tool to our benefit.
So I would like to set up a Twitter ping list here on FreeRepublic. If you are on Twitter and would like to make known your user name, just post it here and I will gather the names and with your permission, add you to my list of people on Twitter. And you can add each other as needed.
If this is a horrible suggestion, just say so, I'm not thinned skinned...lol.
I’d tell you, but then I’d have to kill you.
Isn’t twitter just texting by another name
I’ll tell ya mine if ya tell me yours....lol
Thanks for the post. That will help a lot of people get going.
Mine is chuckbaker.
I really appreciate this. I’m under 40, and not too technologically challanged, but I just have a hard time understanding twitter.
Twitter is a little odd. It’s a way to message without messaging. With a text message you have to send out a message to all that you want to see it, one message at a time.
With Twitter, you can send out the message to all who are following you. It’s just a nice way to get out a message in a hurry.
It’s how I keep in touch with a lot of friends.
Twitter has allowed fake “Rush Limbaugh” accounts to go unchecked. As far as I know they have not removed, or refused to remove the accounts. I will NEVER use Twitter. It is a hotbed for crap.
I just followed you. I’m moosebuster. :o)
I’ve added you to my list, if that’s ok with you...lol
After being rejected many times I now have a name 2devildogs
It’s not nearly as bad as Facebook. You will be Tweeting before you know it...lol
You can let others know that you are posting something, so they can read it too. People post funny, serious, and provocative things.
My question is, uh, how is this more than FR?
Twitter is not quite a site like FreeRepublic. It’s more of a site where you can send out short messages, such as “protesting today at 1pm at the lib dem senator’s office on main street”.
There were some Conservative students who used Twitter to get their message out about their protest and it gained a life of its own. Below is a little blurb about it on “Why Conservatives Should Use Twitter”. There is a link to it in an above post.
“For example, when the Republicans staged a protest last summer and refused to leave for summer recess, Eric Odom and a few other Twitter users were sending updates using the hashtag #dontgo. That hashtag allowed people to see the news relating to the dontgo movement as it was happening and morphed from a Twitter stream to an organization Michelle Malkin called the new gathering place for conservative activism.”
Although I’m a “dog” person...cool name...lol
Maybe I am just being crazy, but why would I want to go to a site mostly populated and visited by folks who I would not want to send an email to????
So how is Twitter more than what anyone might get on FR? What makes it worth having to use two different sites to hear or see the same thing?
Oh, and was anyone on Twitter the ones who caught a reporters lie about a president and then had to resign? Was anyone on Twitter among the First poster on the Internet to see and post about Columbia's break up on re-entry?
Probably just me but I see no need to go hang with a large body of folks most of who I would not care to chat with anywhere, any time.
My friends have telephones.
Still nothing I couldn’t do on FR. Protests are arranged and staged.
Still no big deal I can see or would want to leave one site to go do the same stuff I can do or see on another site.
Sorry, wouldn’t waste my time.
Well, Twitter is not for everyone. I’m usually not tied to my laptop most of the day, so I can keep up with things on my cell phone using Twitter.
Twitter has come in handy like the example I gave before and I think one congressman was “hammered” by the dems because he was using Twitter to reach the outside world concerning an issue the dems didn’t want to get out.
“My friends have telephones”
Well mine do to and that’s how they get the messages. Instead of calling each one, one by one, I just send out a Tweet and they all get the same message at the same time. It’s convenient to me. :-)
ping to you
I added armymarinedad, if he’s ok with that?
4. limited only to those you follow
5. a complement to Free Republic, enhancing your ability to alert your followers in seconds about a post you’ve published here at FR or on your blogsite
1. puts you in touch with thousands of other conservatives on TCOT - Top Conservatives On Twitter, organizers of the National Tea party protests.
2. puts you on a direct, one-on-one comnmunication platform with Congressional members, news reporters, and news makers. A huge advantage over FR.
To those who say they see no advantage to using it? You’ve obviously never used it. The gains are immediately evident.
Get Twittering or get left behind. It’s the communication tool of tomorrow, NOW!
I forgot to mention:
I Twitter as RadioPatriot.
Well said. It’s about time that Conservatives embrace the new technology. The newest things are liberal because that’s all that use them these days. With that Conservatives are seen as old school and so “last century” while the libs who use the newest technology are seen as “hip and cool”.
It’s time that Conservatives overtake the liberals and overtake the technology.
By the way, I’ve added you to my list. :-)
Good question:) He hasn’t bitten anyone all day.
You said it. If an old bat like myself can do it anyone can.
I doubt you’re an “old bat”...lol. Conservative ladies never come close to that description.
I think it’s a good idea..
I am willing to try anything to get conservatives to ban together...it’s beyond time we do something.
As for your “get left behind” comment. Look way far ahead of you...up there on the horizon...see that small silhouette...the one waving an arm...motioning to you to that the way is clear...thats me....or someone like me...
“I am willing to try anything to get conservatives to ban together...its beyond time we do something.”
That’s why I’m trying this idea. I’m going to put the names that appear on this thread together and develop some sort of Twitter ping list. I know a lot of us are spread out but we have to start somewhere. The liberals have a head start on us but we are more intelligent and hard working than they are, hence most of them are getting bailed out by OUR dollars.
Don’t you worry about the leftists who run it turning your contact list over to Obama’s secret police...errr...internal security force?
same name here and there “buschbaby”. I follow several Repubs in DC, they will send some good stuff occasionally. McCain (I’m not a fan of his) is on and his posts are actually very good.
“Dont you worry about the leftists who run it turning your contact list over to Obamas secret police...errr...internal security force?”
No more worried than someone getting my information off of FreeRepublic and doing the same.
I would be interested in being included, but I use my given name on Twitter for professional reasons, and don’t think it’s a very good idea to post it here.
That is just fine with me. I will only make it available, with your permission, to the others who have put their names on the list.
yes, that would be fine, thanks.
And do I glean the names listed here to follow, or are you going to send a blast to everyone?
I’m going to get the names together and send out a Tweet, and as newer names are added, will send those out as well.
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