Posts Tagged ‘ Twitter ’

There’s social media, and then there’s unsocial media trolls

August 24, 2013
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There’s social media, and then there’s unsocial media trolls

A good man died this week. I got to know him over the past 18 months and we became friends. I never met him, in person. Stan Myers died at age 76. I met him on Facebook because he was a cousin of a close friend. A distant relative of a friend can become your…

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Republicans on Twitter, including Malkin’s site Twitchy, outraged over Google’s nonexistent tribute to Hugo Chavez

March 31, 2013
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Republicans on Twitter, including Malkin’s site Twitchy, outraged over Google’s nonexistent tribute to Hugo Chavez

Well this is awkward. Once again, Conservatives on Twitter are mixing up Hugo Chavez and Cesar Chavez; one was a socialist President of Venezuela, the other was not, and they are not related. So today, Republicans are outraged over Google’s Doodles honoring Cesar Chavez and not Jesus Christ due to the Easter holiday, even though…

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A Break From Politics: You Are What You Tweet

March 18, 2013
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Ricky Van Veen on content sharing’s connection to online identity and Gary Kovacs talks about: as you surf the Web, information is being collected about you. Web tracking is not 100% evil -- personal data can make your browsing more efficient.

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Steubenville: Death threats, slut shaming and other insane reactions to the verdict & the rape victim

March 18, 2013
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Steubenville: Death threats, slut shaming and other insane reactions to the verdict & the rape victim

Since the Steubenville rape verdict was announced, the majority of people have displayed much sympathy and love for the victim, Jane Doe, with the exception of CNN, who may or may not later apologize to neonazis for America’s part against good guy Adolf Hitler. There are always a few that just don’t ‘get it’ such…

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The White House creates hilarious meme over Obama’s ‘Jedi Mind Meld’ faux pas, Leonard Nimoy Weighs in

March 1, 2013
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Nerds went in attack mode after President Obama had the audacity — and clearly an impeachable offense — to reference to the “Jedi Mind Meld” while discussing the Sequester gridlock. So, the Internet savvy White House generated a meme, which is hitting Twitter now. Tyrant Obama had the nerve to confuse the Jedi, who were…

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Trending on Twitter: Making up #FakeRightWingHagelStories so Republicans don’t have to

February 21, 2013
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As The Internet Turns. Chuck Hagel was the victim of a fabricated story. It began with a New York Daily news reporter, Dan Friedman, who stated that he was the unwitting source, which was then quickly posted by Breitbart.com with open arms, then circulated across the Internet like a speeding runaway train. There is no ‘friends of…

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Trending on Twitter: Republicans created a hashtag, making ‘jokes’ about rape since last night

February 19, 2013
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A politician made a ridiculous statement, which somehow empowered Republicans on Twitter to act more obnoxious than the politician. Since last night, the right wing created hashtag #LiberalTips2AvoidRape has been trending. For a party to feign there is no War on Women while firing shot after shot is the epitome of hypocrisy. #LiberalTips2AvoidRape Dress really…

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The mocking of Mitt ‘let Detroit go bankrupt’ Romney by the Obama campaign and the Internet

May 9, 2012
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The mocking of Mitt ‘let Detroit go bankrupt’ Romney by the Obama campaign and the Internet

As reported here, Mitt Romney’s aversion to the truth is stunning, almost hilarious. Each time, the likely GOP Presidential candidate is caught without remorse but his vigorous backpedaling surpasses all others. Mitt ‘let Detroit go bankrupt’ Romney is grabbing the credit for the auto bailouts — It’s the first year the three major U.S. automakers…

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Twitter users Declare war against Censorship with #TwitterBlackout

January 27, 2012
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Twitter users Declare war against Censorship with #TwitterBlackout

Users of the massive social network Twitter are angry over news that a new policy has been implemented which withholds tweets, depending on which country it comes from. The changes to its network will allow Twitter to remove tweets in a specific country if required to do so by law, but their statement assures users…

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Viva La Revolucion! The Interwebz is Shutting Down for 12 Hours

January 16, 2012
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Viva La Revolucion! The Interwebz is Shutting Down for 12 Hours

On January 18 the House Oversight Committee will be holding a hearing on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), and on that day you might notice that some of your favorite sites will be going dark in protest: this is a sample of what the internet could potentially be like after SOPA. In addition to…

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WikiLeaks Begins new strategy on invasive Twitter Subpoenas

January 5, 2012
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WikiLeaks Begins new strategy on invasive Twitter Subpoenas

A few hours ago, WikiLeaks tweeted, “Given that police are increasingly issuing subpoenas to Twitter, join us in requesting twitter change their data retention policy. #NOLOGS.”  WikiLeaks is not the only entity in jeopardy due to Twitter’s flawed policy. As reported here one member of the collective group Anonymous, @DoxCak3‘s account was subpoenaed and he stated…

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Which Digg User Has This Amazing Voice?

February 9, 2011
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Which Digg User Has This Amazing Voice?

Now and then you run across a special song that needs to be heard. That said, here are two of those songs — written and sung by Michael Jones — but, that’s not his Digg user name. When I first heard his music yesterday, I was compelled to post it. All of his songs are…

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