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Sarah Palin signs up for Twitter (the Telegraph slant)
telegraph.co.uk ^ | Apr 30, 2009 | Toby Harnden

Posted on 04/30/2009 7:10:19 AM PDT by Gordon Greene

Perhaps this is a tipping point for Twitter - conservative icon Governor Sarah Palin is now tweeting. Under the moniker @AKGovSarahPalin (not very snappy but there are, by my reckoning, already 32 Sarah Palin twitter accounts) the 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate has plunged into the social networking maelstrom...

...In the 14 hours or so since she's signed up she (or whichever staffer is tweeting for her) has sent three tweets. But there's certainly an appetite out there for all things Palin - in that time she's already gained 2,012 followers.

While the first tweet reads ominously corporate (declaring this is Palin's "official Twitter feed" from which "I'll provide updates on issues concerning Alaskans") the second one, encouragingly, accuses the AP of having "gravely misquoted my staff".

So maybe we'll soon be treated to a stream of "you betcha" and "doggone it" (which Barack Obama nicked last night) tweets laced with wink signs and invective against John McCain aides.

Interestingly, among the 36 people she's following are GOP 2012 nomination rivals (and fellow governors) Bobby Jindal and Tim Pawlenty and - from the media - Drudge (her first follow), Fox duo Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly, NBC's David Gregory and ABC's George Stephanopoulos.

What, I hear you wonder, no Katie Couric?

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: katietheclown; opinion; palin; sarahpalin; twitter
Anybody find it ironic that there were exactly 2012 people signed up on her account at the time of this story?

Hmmm...

1 posted on 04/30/2009 7:10:19 AM PDT by Gordon Greene
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To: Gordon Greene

It’s a sign. She will be President. :o)


2 posted on 04/30/2009 7:12:11 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to becomes slaves of Washington.")
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To: Gordon Greene

As opposed to The Zero’s 666?..........................


3 posted on 04/30/2009 7:12:14 AM PDT by Red Badger (If Keynesian economics worked, Zimbabwe would be a superpower.......................)
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To: Gordon Greene

I thought FREEPERS hate Twitter. FREEPERS were bashing Twitter big time just this week with the celebrities getting into the action. Is Twitter on FREEPERS good list now?


4 posted on 04/30/2009 7:12:25 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Gordon Greene

Last night when I signed on to follow her there was only about 150 to 200. Now there is over 2000 and growing!


5 posted on 04/30/2009 7:14:10 AM PDT by classified
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To: Gordon Greene

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2233601/posts

Just in case FREEPERS don’t believe me...


6 posted on 04/30/2009 7:14:20 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Gordon Greene

7 posted on 04/30/2009 7:15:32 AM PDT by steve-b (Intelligent design is to evolutionary biology what socialism is to free-market economics.)
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To: classified

Over 4,000 now but who’s to say it real.


8 posted on 04/30/2009 7:16:00 AM PDT by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin st)
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To: napscoordinator

We don’t care about web gadgets. But we love anything related to Sarah Palin. :o)

How does the crow taste naps? Hehe.


9 posted on 04/30/2009 7:16:00 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to becomes slaves of Washington.")
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To: classified

I only signed on because of Sarah! I still am very suspicious of why Hussein is pushing it. I would never sign up to follow Film Trash or the communist congress or Totus!


10 posted on 04/30/2009 7:16:17 AM PDT by classified
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To: napscoordinator; All

“I thought FREEPERS hate Twitter. FREEPERS were bashing Twitter big time just this week with the celebrities getting into the action. Is Twitter on FREEPERS good list now?”

I’m not sure I understand the comment... it’s a story not an endorsement.

Besides, not that I have anything for Twitter; I’m not even sure exactly what it is, but something I’ve noticed about FREEPERS is they don’t have one collective brain, unlike the liberal radical morons who seem to walk in lock-step with anything the “Administration” says.


11 posted on 04/30/2009 7:17:40 AM PDT by Gordon Greene (www.fracturedrepublic.com - Jesus said, "I am THE way, THE truth and THE life." Any questions?)
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To: napscoordinator

Sarah Palin is always on my good list!


12 posted on 04/30/2009 7:17:41 AM PDT by classified
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To: SolidWood

No crow at all. I am just pointing out the fact that FREEPERS love or hate something very quickly. For example, I bashed Meghan during the campaign and I was bashed and now everyone agrees with me about her. Funny how I am typically right about everything but it takes FREEPERS a while to catch up :)


13 posted on 04/30/2009 7:19:42 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator
Funny how I am typically right about everything but it takes FREEPERS a while to catch up

You too, huh?

14 posted on 04/30/2009 7:20:52 AM PDT by steve-b (Intelligent design is to evolutionary biology what socialism is to free-market economics.)
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To: classified

Is that “creepy Karl Rove” following her or still dogging Meghan McCain?

sarc


15 posted on 04/30/2009 7:21:27 AM PDT by silverleaf (We live in interesting times: now the entire IRS works for a tax evader)
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To: napscoordinator

It’s not my my list.


16 posted on 04/30/2009 7:21:33 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Gordon Greene

I’m not even sure exactly what it is, but something I’ve noticed about FREEPERS is they don’t have one collective brain,

I agree with you statement, however, if you disagree with something but it is popular among FREEPERS, you will be severely bashed in a very harsh way. It has happened time and time again on here.


17 posted on 04/30/2009 7:22:02 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

Twitter is dominated by conservatives.

Can’t say what that’s worth, but there is much more conservative than lib presence there. Run a search for the #tcot hashtag to get a flavor for the postings and players.


18 posted on 04/30/2009 7:24:08 AM PDT by sbMKE
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To: steve-b; napscoordinator

You two can then run together for office.


19 posted on 04/30/2009 7:24:20 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to becomes slaves of Washington.")
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To: Gordon Greene

Coincidence, nothing more. I’ve been watching it ever since it came online last night, and as of a few minutes ago, she had over 3,000 followers signed up. This is going to be big, and a good way to immediately refute all the nasty smear attacks that Axelrod’s minions have been hurling at her.


20 posted on 04/30/2009 7:24:45 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: napscoordinator
if you disagree with something but it is popular among FREEPERS, you will be severely bashed

Incredibly surprising?

21 posted on 04/30/2009 7:25:33 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to becomes slaves of Washington.")
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To: napscoordinator

“For example, I bashed Meghan during the campaign and I was bashed and now everyone agrees with me about her. Funny how I am typically right about everything but it takes FREEPERS a while to catch up :)”

My point exactly... Never liked the girl and never jumped on that rather broad-backsided bandwagon. And here I thought I was the only one who was right!

DANG YOU, NAPS!!! /sarc


22 posted on 04/30/2009 7:25:55 AM PDT by Gordon Greene (www.fracturedrepublic.com - Jesus said, "I am THE way, THE truth and THE life." Any questions?)
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To: Gordon Greene

How does one sign up to “twitter”? What equipment is required? Is there a website to explain all this?
Thanks.


23 posted on 04/30/2009 7:31:59 AM PDT by miele man
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To: napscoordinator; Mad Dawgg; All
But on that thread you are referencing, I think Mad Dawgg has it right...

Twitter is a powerful tool used in the proper way.

You've got to think in terms of promotion for blogs or websites or TV shows etc.

Some people use it for prattling on about there daily life.

But the conservatives are using it to organize and get a message out. Lots of Tea Parties where organized and promoted using Twitter.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2233601/posts?page=33#33

24 posted on 04/30/2009 7:34:50 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: miele man

There is no equipment and nothing to download. You don’t even need a twitter account to follow someone’s tweets. Having an account will only keep all your tweets in one place. It’s sort of similar to FR, actually.

Just like FR you can choose to update or post “tweets” or just follow others. I have an account, but I don’t update it. I just use it to keep all the pages I follow in one place.

http://twitter.com/AKGovSarahPalin


25 posted on 04/30/2009 7:39:24 AM PDT by retrokitten (marrow.org)
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To: napscoordinator

Been there done that. I’m still considered a newbie. When I didn’t like John McCain it ‘bout near got me booted.

Again about the “being right” thing. I even started to support him because I figured all those freepers couldn’t be wrong.

All of them weren’t.


26 posted on 04/30/2009 7:42:44 AM PDT by Gordon Greene (www.fracturedrepublic.com - Jesus said, "I am THE way, THE truth and THE life." Any questions?)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

“Coincidence, nothing more.”

Please forgive me when I say, “Duh”.

It was merely an observation of the ironic. I didn’t think it would stick at 2012.


27 posted on 04/30/2009 7:45:06 AM PDT by Gordon Greene (www.fracturedrepublic.com - Jesus said, "I am THE way, THE truth and THE life." Any questions?)
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To: miele man

“How does one sign up to “twitter”? What equipment is required?”

I don’t know, but apparently Sarah Palin has the “equipment” to sign up. By the same token so does Obama... I’m not sure what that means exactly.


28 posted on 04/30/2009 7:47:17 AM PDT by Gordon Greene (www.fracturedrepublic.com - Jesus said, "I am THE way, THE truth and THE life." Any questions?)
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To: steve-b

Would’ve been better without the description at top. The “1,918 more results” was clever though.


29 posted on 04/30/2009 8:05:08 AM PDT by NinoFan
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To: miele man
"How does one sign up to “twitter”? What equipment is required? Is there a website to explain all this? Thanks."

No equipment except what you use to post on Free Republic.

Twitter is all web based just like Free Repiublic.

Sign Up here: Twitter

30 posted on 04/30/2009 8:30:08 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (will work for bailout bonus.... Twitter: maddawggmorgan)
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To: Gordon Greene

I just signed up. After proclaiming just yesterday that I would never do just that.


31 posted on 04/30/2009 8:38:02 AM PDT by stentorian conservative (I'm tired of being Johnny B. Goode and I'm gonna start being Johnny Reb.)
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To: Gordon Greene
Been there done that. I’m still considered a newbie. When I didn’t like John McCain it ‘bout near got me booted. Again about the “being right” thing. I even started to support him because I figured all those freepers couldn’t be wrong. All of them weren’t.

Shirley you jest.

Freepers say McCain sucks.

32 posted on 04/30/2009 8:38:25 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin "The Iron Lady of the North")
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To: Gordon Greene

If the republicans let Palin be Palin (and not box her in as McSAIN tried to) she will make mince meat out of Obie. LOL He will not be able to blame Bush to make him self look like he has substance (which we all no he has nothing).


33 posted on 04/30/2009 9:00:26 AM PDT by blueyon (It is worth taking a stand even if you are standing alone!)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

“Shirley you jest.”

Of course I do... and don’t call me “Shirley”!


34 posted on 04/30/2009 9:17:09 AM PDT by Gordon Greene (www.fracturedrepublic.com - Jesus said, "I am THE way, THE truth and THE life." Any questions?)
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