Skip to comments.Why Conservatives Must Join the Battle for America On Twitter
Posted on 05/15/2012 9:21:00 PM PDT by STARWISE
There are five crucial reasons for this:
1. Twitter is an equalizer in an eco-system where MSM types are no longer insulated in their bubble. We can now use Twitter to reach out to the media in order to challenge their biases, facts, lies, spin, and hypocrisy.
The media is now accountable to their customers and you can bet this has an effect. Even the corrupt media types (which is most of them) are aware that these challenges posed on Twitter are potentially being tweeted and re-tweeted to thousands of readers. That's hard to ignore.
2. More and more news narratives start on Twitter. Nothing is more dangerous to the left than everyday Americans talking amongst themselves, and today, more and more news narratives start in these conversations, not in MSM editorial meetings.
What's especially revolutionary is that this new reality means the news media can't start narratives at will like they once could. They can seed the clouds and hope to make rain, but if everyday Americans dismiss or, better yet, shoot down these offerings, chances are it's not going anywhere.
Furthermore, the only way the MSM can even attempt to filter or control Twitter memes not started by them is to cover whatever it is we're talking about. And this, my friends, is how stories are now able to jump over the fire break of Media Matters and those corrupt fact-checkers.
3. The media no longer gets the last word. As we saw with The Washington Post hit-piece on Romney last week, if the media attempts to spin or lie, we simply create a furious counter-narrative about their spin and lies that consumes as much of the narrative oxygen as the original story.
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Thanks a lot for the information. Night.
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Check out the “top conservatives on Twitter:”
Or Sean Hannity.
Twitter has the two advantages over a forum like this: A far wider audience and the ability to post immediately without the need for a PC.
At a forum like FreeRepublic, the audience is limited to like-minded people. In other words, we’re often preaching to the choir. On Twitter, we hit people who wouldn’t dream of coming to a site like this. We can also use tweets to drive them here for more information than can be given in 140 characters.
Since Twitter is designed around the text message format, almost any device can be used to send a tweet. To post here, you need to log in; usually on a PC. Not so on Twitter. You can use your phone and send a Tweet whenever the mood strikes. I often use a Firefox plugin that lets me tweet from the address bar as I’m reading something. It’s far faster than posting to a forum.
That was my initial response too. However, print media had a huge impact during the American Revolution (both positive and negative).
I don't know much about Twitter. To me, instant communication is not always a good thing. It seems that people today do not take the time to listen, think about what was said (or written), formulate a response, then answer. Many react and reply instantly, often over emotional indignation because of a real or perceived slight.
Technology is neutral. Those who know how to use it effectively will have success with it.
it depends on who you’re following and what hashtag you’re lurking.
I joined a few months ago to follow a college sports team and slowly added different conservatives and some liberals.
I think it was when the White House issued #obamacaresaboutme that I first became really entertained by the whole hijacking thing.
Sorry, Real Conservatives don’t twit.
Except the article fails to address conservatives-on-Twitter major shortcoming -- they usually fail to #hashtag, whereas Libtards never forget one, or two. Usually the paradigm, and then the meme du jour.
Can't leave the #hashtagging to someone downstream, not for the least reason is that doing so invites astroturfing. At least Mittens campaign has been good about #hashtags, but then again, he's not a conservative...
No one would follow me on Twitter, anyhow.
Perhaps you could repeat that in English? ;-)
twitter is a tool.
It can be narcissistic when used by narcissists.
I think it has this rep because it is the teens who really utilize it the most - and they tweet everytime they sneeze.
But now that conservatives are utilizing it - their area of twitter is informative and funny.
I’d follow you!
The accounts appeared right after the event, have only ever posted to that hashtag, and they do it regularly. What's going on there appears to be nothing short of an attempt to make sure George Zimmerman can never get a fair trial.
“Tweeting” on “Twitter” is part of the homosexual agenda. After all, what could possibly sound more gay? < /sarc >
You can and you will love it...and this is coming fro a technophobe
The dreaded red “X” in a little box...
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