Skip to comments.Is Twitter a tweet tool for the useful idiots of the left?
Posted on 03/06/2009 11:21:13 AM PST by Jim Robinson
Just heard Rush mention that Twitter is a tool of the left. Obama & Co use it to "tweet" their millions of members with instant messages (propaganda). Don't know if this is true or not, but would be interesting to find out. Same goes for Facebook. Heard it was a leftist tool. And we already know Wiki is. Looks like the left is invading the Net. Prepare to repel boarders to starboard!
Dont you read the twitter responses during Rick Sanchez’s show? Its awful! loaded to the top with libs. We need to get on Twitter. Honestly, dont know what it is or how to get it. lol
From twits you get twitter...............
Beware where you tweet.
Just a microblog - poor-man’s email. They use it - but so do conservatives. It’s much ado about nothing....which is what so much of our economy is built on these days.
Obama Twitters while the economy goes down the s***ter.
“Prepare to repel boarders to starboard!”
Oh, Goody! I love a bare-knuckled fight. Can I play the part of “Number One?” ;)
The “Tweeting Class” (left) is the mirror image of Sen Schmucky Schumer’s Chattering Class (right).
If it’s a tool of the left it’s only because they’ve learned to utilize Web 2.0 technology better than the right has.
The way forward is not to blow it off as a tool of the left but to start using it (and similar sites) to our own advantage.
I don’t know quite what twitter is... but I think I recall some Democrats wanting to prohibit its just in the legislature where some Republican congressmen were using it to communicate to the outside world what was happening on the floor.
I take it that it is a glorified chat/IM group.
wow.. really? poor man’s email? Email is about as slow as snail mail for me..
I don’t agree. Twitter rocks.. so does Facebook.. Twitter gives you instant communication with folks doing a radio show, for instance: Hugh Hewitt.. 300 people can’t get through via the phone... but 300 can post instant feedback and questions/comments to Hugh during his show.
A tool is just a tool. It is not political.
Twitter and Facebook can be just as easily used by Republicans.
Wikipedia is more complex of a problem.
If it doesn’t twit
You must acquit
Could be. On the other hand, if those in control are Obama leftists, they have a ready made email and IP address enemies list of all users. And the White House may have direct access. Conservatives beware.
I’d say that flashmobs (which are “meet here at...” announcements sent by phone text) are more of a tool of the left.
Some think that they are “spontaneous” public “events” but I suspect that it has ties to anarchists who like to “test the wires” to see that a “mob” can be quickly paged to an address (as cover or to appear to be support for the anarchists activities).
I admit ignorance on this whole twitter thing. Isn’t it the same as instant messaging or texting?
It’s a tool. Nothing more.
Same goes for Facebook. Heard it was a leftist tool.
Lots of conservative groups on facebook.....good to know who your friends are....
Twitter is what you make of it. It isn’t ideological, it’s just a tool
It’s used by the left because they found it early. FR could set up an account to send out a tweet any time a new story was posted.
Personally, I follow people I know, smart and funny people, along with other people in the news media. Some of the people I follow are conservative bloggers, but in general, conservative bloggers haven’t been quick to accept Twitter.
Their mantra is “politicize everything”. Which is why books about music or pinball machines or whatever will still make smear attacks on Reagan and Bush and oil and the war in Iraq. Same goes for apolitical forums, movie review sites. Everything.
Let’s create a Free Republic Tweeter Network - two can play this game. We can post instant Freep Tweets and move thousands of Patriotic Freepers in seconds!
Twitter’s a tool. It’s neutral. Conservatives can use it to organize, same as liberals can—it’s just a way to send short text messages back and forth. If liberals dominate it, it’s simply because they’ve adopted it more quickly.
Is there a primer for us old farts who have no idea of what Twitter is?
Somehow I’ve missed the whole twitter thing. Rush’s mention of it today is the first I’ve heard of twits twittering.
Was just browsing Wikipedia's DJIA article. Charts there only go to Dec '08. Wonder why...
Someone with an account should update those charts, with the Obama news annotated one.
If they are being used by leftists, it is only because leftists see an opportunity to spread their messages through use of those tools. The tools themselves are no more leftist than a potted plant. Individuals who use Facebook or Twitter are in complete control over their own networks.
>>Prepare to repel boarders to starboard!
>Oh, Goody! I love a bare-knuckled fight. Can I play the part of Number One? ;)
Hm... I don’t want a busted hand... could I use a steel pipe instead? Better yet, why don’t we load the cannons with grapeshot, and...
TWITIOTS...............Add to FR Dictionary, please............
I didn’t say it was slow. It’s the latest - until the next thing. That’s the way we roll...
I enjoy twitter a lot. I have fun and its quite informative. Quite a group of conservatives on there I follow. I also get local traffic reports, pass conditions, Ferry wait times, and Canadian border info through it. Also follow some local news sources.
> Someone with an account should update those charts, with the Obama news annotated one.
LOL - Good idea... too bad I don’t have an acct.
FeedBurner makes it easy to receive content updates in My Yahoo!, Newsgator, Bloglines, and other news readers.
It is not just about text messages too. You are able to use it on the web. There are some cool interfaces for it. I like the TweetDeck when I can get on it.
I’m on twitter and facebook. Both are excellent and fun. Also have apps on my iPhone. :-)
Twitter is a tool for any group that wants to use it. There are very active conservative “groups” using twitter. I participate in 2 hash groups. #tcot (Top Conservatives On Twitter) amd #hhrs (Hugh Hewett Rasio Show) get an account and use search to track and participate in the constant conversations. I also use the TweetDeck software so I can track and categorize several conversations at once.
All of the social networking sites are extremely effective “marketing tools”. The 0 campaign/advisors were very net savvy and realized this early on and implemented social net political marketing strategies. I think the term is “viral marketing” or something to that effect.
I joined twitter but don’t know how to use it yet. I joined to talk to Fox News programs, but after signing up, it just doesn’t make sense.
I don't tweet but I do facebook. It is a great way to introduce the truth to people who normally only hear from the left. If you want to be my facebook friend send me a private post.
BTW, can we add "Obama" to our spell-checker? I'm afraid we're stuck with him.
This would seem to make it as useless as 300 emails or phone messages, yes?
Twittering is a tool used to update your blog/webpage from your blackberry and the left has made very good use of it to communicate with 10’s of millions. The right is to internet/technologically challenged when you compare the two.
yes it is and they use apple devices to submit these tweets.... :)