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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!


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1 posted on 03/06/2009 11:21:14 AM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

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


2 posted on 03/06/2009 11:22:58 AM PST by GoCards
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To: Jim Robinson

From twits you get twitter...............


3 posted on 03/06/2009 11:23:01 AM PST by Red Badger (The Zero has more Chicago Bull than Michael Jordan...................)
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To: Jim Robinson

Beware where you tweet.


4 posted on 03/06/2009 11:23:03 AM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


5 posted on 03/06/2009 11:23:09 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Jim Robinson

Obama Twitters while the economy goes down the s***ter.


6 posted on 03/06/2009 11:24:05 AM PST by jpl (Help us Obambi Wan Kenobi, you're our only dope.)
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To: Jim Robinson
There are a lot of conservatives that tweet including FR. I do wish that we had a breaking news twitter page.
7 posted on 03/06/2009 11:24:22 AM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: Jim Robinson

“Prepare to repel boarders to starboard!”

Oh, Goody! I love a bare-knuckled fight. Can I play the part of “Number One?” ;)


8 posted on 03/06/2009 11:24:27 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Jim Robinson

The “Tweeting Class” (left) is the mirror image of Sen Schmucky Schumer’s Chattering Class (right).


9 posted on 03/06/2009 11:25:16 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Jim Robinson
Is Twitter a tweet tool for the useful idiots of the left?

Isn't everything?

10 posted on 03/06/2009 11:25:50 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (To Let)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.

JMHO


11 posted on 03/06/2009 11:26:09 AM PST by elc
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


12 posted on 03/06/2009 11:26:31 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Do you know the website number?" - VP Joe Biden)
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To: anniegetyourgun

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.


13 posted on 03/06/2009 11:27:00 AM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


14 posted on 03/06/2009 11:27:21 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: Jim Robinson

If it doesn’t twit
You must acquit


15 posted on 03/06/2009 11:27:25 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Jim Robinson
I heard this too, Jim. I believe that the liberals are trying to do to the 'net what they've done for AM radio, TV and our colleges and universities. It appears that they want to turn every communication outlet in the country into part of their DemocRATik propaganda machine. They want total control.

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16 posted on 03/06/2009 11:27:40 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Just being a "U.S. citizen" does not make one an American.)
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To: anniegetyourgun

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.


17 posted on 03/06/2009 11:27:52 AM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

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).


18 posted on 03/06/2009 11:28:29 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Do you know the website number?" - VP Joe Biden)
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To: armymarinemom

I admit ignorance on this whole twitter thing. Isn’t it the same as instant messaging or texting?


19 posted on 03/06/2009 11:28:41 AM PST by jennyjenny
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To: Jim Robinson

It’s a tool. Nothing more.


20 posted on 03/06/2009 11:28:49 AM PST by BGHater (Tyranny is always better organised than freedom)
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To: Jim Robinson

Same goes for Facebook. Heard it was a leftist tool.

Lots of conservative groups on facebook.....good to know who your friends are....


21 posted on 03/06/2009 11:28:57 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


22 posted on 03/06/2009 11:28:59 AM PST by MediaMole
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To: Jim Robinson
FYI
23 posted on 03/06/2009 11:29:02 AM PST by smokingfrog ( Dear Mr. Obama - Please make it rain candy! P.S. I like jelly beans.)
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To: anniegetyourgun
"It’s much ado about nothing....which is what so much of our economy is built on these days."

You mean like texting and ringtones? Honestly, when someone told me a few years back that ringtones was a billion dollar a year business my mouth dropped to the floor.
24 posted on 03/06/2009 11:29:37 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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.


25 posted on 03/06/2009 11:29:42 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Do you know the website number?" - VP Joe Biden)
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To: Jim Robinson

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!


26 posted on 03/06/2009 11:30:06 AM PST by RobaWho
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To: Jim Robinson

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.

}:-)4


27 posted on 03/06/2009 11:30:16 AM PST by Moose4 (Hey RNC. Don't move toward the middle. MOVE THE MIDDLE TOWARD YOU.)
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To: armymarinemom

Is there a primer for us old farts who have no idea of what Twitter is?


28 posted on 03/06/2009 11:30:29 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Jim Robinson

Somehow I’ve missed the whole twitter thing. Rush’s mention of it today is the first I’ve heard of twits twittering.


29 posted on 03/06/2009 11:30:53 AM PST by pallis
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To: Jim Robinson
And we already know Wiki is.

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.

30 posted on 03/06/2009 11:31:01 AM PST by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Twitter is what you make of it. Facebook is what you make of it.

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.

31 posted on 03/06/2009 11:31:02 AM PST by SaveTheChief (Obama lied, America died.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

>>“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...


32 posted on 03/06/2009 11:31:40 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Jim Robinson

TWITIOTS...............Add to FR Dictionary, please............


33 posted on 03/06/2009 11:31:53 AM PST by Red Badger (The Zero has more Chicago Bull than Michael Jordan...................)
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To: Chuzzlewit

I didn’t say it was slow. It’s the latest - until the next thing. That’s the way we roll...


34 posted on 03/06/2009 11:32:45 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Jim Robinson
Twitter? H$ll I haven't achieved the Texting level yet...
35 posted on 03/06/2009 11:32:59 AM PST by tubebender (99% of Lawyers give the rest a bad name...)
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To: smokingfrog

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.
http://twitter.com/Amppt


36 posted on 03/06/2009 11:33:29 AM PST by Chronic (Freedom isn't Free \m/ 0(-_-)0 \m/ Chronic--Never Gives UP!)
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To: Domandred

> 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.


37 posted on 03/06/2009 11:33:49 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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38 posted on 03/06/2009 11:34:31 AM PST by smokingfrog ( Dear Mr. Obama - Please make it rain candy! P.S. I like jelly beans.)
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To: Moose4

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.


39 posted on 03/06/2009 11:35:30 AM PST by Chronic (Freedom isn't Free \m/ 0(-_-)0 \m/ Chronic--Never Gives UP!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m on twitter and facebook. Both are excellent and fun. Also have apps on my iPhone. :-)


40 posted on 03/06/2009 11:36:36 AM PST by ironman
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


41 posted on 03/06/2009 11:36:50 AM PST by right.talker ( http://Iam.LeeAllen.org/blog)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


42 posted on 03/06/2009 11:37:22 AM PST by khnyny ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: Jim Robinson
My “Repel Boarders” weapon was a Thompson. I will look for a cyber-equivalent.
43 posted on 03/06/2009 11:37:45 AM PST by granite
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


44 posted on 03/06/2009 11:37:50 AM PST by chuckles
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Prepare to repel boarders to starboard

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.

45 posted on 03/06/2009 11:37:50 AM PST by Zevonismymuse
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To: Jim Robinson
I think a lot of this has to do with user demographics. For the most part, the people that will be using things like ‘twitter’ are people who have higher computer literacy and use rates, and are therefore younger and more liberal> They are also people who have more time on their hands, which tends toward students, the unemployed, government workers, etc., so you're bound to have higher rates of liberals. Add to that the fact that liberals take the time to air their viewpoints at every instance, from bumperstickers to editorials and everything in between, and you're bound to have an oversampling of lefty viewpoints. This I think is especially true of Obama’s support network.

BTW, can we add "Obama" to our spell-checker? I'm afraid we're stuck with him.

46 posted on 03/06/2009 11:38:07 AM PST by americanophile
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To: Chuzzlewit
300 can post instant feedback and questions/comments to Hugh during his show.

This would seem to make it as useless as 300 emails or phone messages, yes?

47 posted on 03/06/2009 11:39:40 AM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Chronic

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.


48 posted on 03/06/2009 11:40:27 AM PST by Cyclone59 (You know why there’s a Second Amendment? In case the government fails to follow the first one.)
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To: Jim Robinson

49 posted on 03/06/2009 11:42:39 AM PST by Lucky9teen (What this country needs are more unemployed politicians. And SOON!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

yes it is and they use apple devices to submit these tweets.... :)


50 posted on 03/06/2009 11:43:50 AM PST by TV Dinners (Hope is not a Strategy)
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