Skip to comments.Chavez rockets to No. 1 on Twitter in Venezuela
Posted on 05/08/2010 4:11:47 PM PDT by Dallas59
CARACAS, Venezuela President Hugo Chavez is tops on Twitter in Venezuela less than 2 weeks after launching his account, surpassing Internet-savvy foes who dominate the social networking site and use it to oppose him.
Chavez's account, "chavezcandanga," had racked up more than 237,000 followers as of Saturday morning besting the 234,000 who receive tweets from Globovision, the only TV channel that remains critical of the socialist leader.
In recent televised appearances, Chavez has trumpeted the meteoric rise of his Twitter popularity while downplaying the critical, often disparaging messages he receives.
"Some criticize me, others insult me. I don't care," he said. "It's a form of contact with the world."
The president joined Twitter on April 27 in an attempt to counter adversaries who have actively used the site to make accusations of human rights violations, organize protests and above all ridicule Chavez.
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and the communist party in the USSR used to get 99+% of the vote in their elections.
The faithful waited in line for hours to view Lenin’s tomb and his embalmed body, to gain some inspiration, I suppose?
So what does it prove that Chavez has such a high traffic site? Not necessarily his popularity.............
Venezuela’s “numbah one” Twit! Amazing!
So what does it prove that Chavez has such a high traffic site? Not necessarily his popularity.............”
He passed a law that only one twitter account at a time is allowed, didn’t he?
I knew Twitter was gay, but never suspected Chavez was.
Live and learn.
I see where his latest plan is to build those
high-rise pigeon homes peasant prisons which were so popular in the days of the Soviet Union. We tore all of ours down.
Follow my Twitter account, or lose your gubmint job... at best. At worst... you’re dead, comrade.
Gee, I wonder why THAT’s newsworthy.
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