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Forum Post: Twitter is for Nitwit Twits

Posted 9 months ago on Oct. 9, 2013, 8:14 a.m. EST by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT
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I've burned through my third twitter id this morning. It seems rather unfortunate, but it is obvious twitter is not a platform designed for the user, it is designed specifically for data harvesters and no one else.

If you communicate too often with other twitter users you get banned. That has been my experience. No profanity required.

Fuck twitter. It's for twits. It only becomes really useful when passing anonymous messages, and even then it has limits. IF one can organize an extremely large block of individuals to tweet the same thing at the same time it may, I think it will, produce results, shaking the beliefs of those tracking the trends for the purpose of massaging public opinion.

But it does not appear that a campaign of slow and steady increase in volume will work because of the number of bots that get rolled out to counter or to distract from the message.

Fuck twitter. Since it doesn't make an effective communication platform within the medium, it is doomed to fail as a marketing tool, and therefore the initial public offering of the stock is probably valuing the stock at it's maximum price, period, in an absence of sweeping overhaul of the media.

I already have my revenge.

Conservatives on the other hand, are another matter . . .

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[-] 1 points by gsw (2603) 9 months ago

Ok

Any good apps you've heard of, anyone?

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[-] 1 points by gsw (2603) 9 months ago

I am an anonymous member of 99 percent, father of 3, married 25 years, and one who has felt the economic stagnation of last 30 years, the economic decline of middle class, evaporation of American dream for many in last 11 years, since 9/11, and even before with corrupt-selection of good old boy, w bush, where media have ignored there civic duty, one of a mass of sheeple, who feels like a piece of spit in the wind, waiting for the next collapse of economy, probably when next republic pres is selected.

[-] 1 points by gsw (2603) 9 months ago

I feel this pain due to economic loss of purchasing power, and sinking of all boats around, deflating of economy, that money has been slurped up by .1 percent, and apparently most everyone thinks it is all good in the land of the dream.

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[-] 1 points by gsw (2603) 9 months ago

Insider trading.

Bet against the home team. How can they bet against USA government. More treason imo

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[-] 1 points by gsw (2603) 9 months ago

Yes.

Are the dem politicians calling them out, haven't heard much exept Harry Reed, majority Leader in Senate on c span calling them reckless, and a few others.

I guess the Main stream Media must enjoy the shutdown horse race, and ignore the causes and possible consequences.

[-] 1 points by WSmith (2033) from Cornelius, OR 9 months ago

http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/house-gop-silences-alan-grayson-after-he-c

Comfortably numb, deliberately dumb...

You know how we "call them out"? WE Vote so they don't get in!

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[-] 1 points by WSmith (2033) from Cornelius, OR 9 months ago

Hashtag deposeboehner

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[-] 0 points by WSmith (2033) from Cornelius, OR 9 months ago

First, don't feel bad about being censored: http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/house-gop-silences-alan-grayson-after-he-c

Second, of course there are outside forces influencing the GOP, their Gods, the 1%. But there are different selfish concerns among 1%ers. There is the Grover Norquist pledge to shrink government so you can drown it in the bathtub. Kochs love that so they can drill baby drill in Yellowstone. Then there are the Wall Street Banksters who want a stable market so they don't lose any investments or profits. That it's all reckless and harmful just shows how unbridled greed, like any abusive addiction, leads to bad decisions.

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[-] 0 points by WSmith (2033) from Cornelius, OR 9 months ago

The trouble with MSM are that they have to walk a fine line, they can't tell the whole truth because they're owned by some of the most culpable culprits, the 1%; but they have to tell some truth to maintain credibility. Fox Lies was going to be named "GOP TV" but they decided that was a little too telling. And we all know there are no bigger, no less shameless liars than the RepubliCon Cult! Hashtag Deposeboehner!

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[-] 0 points by WSmith (2033) from Cornelius, OR 9 months ago

There is a lexicon of RW conservative Buzz Words. I'm sure there is a dictionary somewhere. Here's what I found quickly:

"...Clearly, having the duplicative effect of talk radio, Fox News, Republican poltiicians and the right wing blogosphere, all using the catch phrases over and over again, works. And tying the buzzwords to very simple concepts: “stop spending,” “America is broke,” “progressives/liberals are communists”, “Muslims and immigrants are invading us,” “George Soros is the evil puppetmaster controlling all things…” has been devastatingly effective for the right. In fact, they’ve been so effective, some 87 people were elected to the U.S. House of Representatives (and a couple in the Senate) completely programmed with the phrases, and the simplistic ideology that goes with them.

That’s what we’re facing, folks. There is an entire segment of the population whose entire understanding of history and economics boils down to a set of probably Frank Luntz focus-grouped , multi-platform media-repeated slogans. [& Big Lie] They think the slogans are real. They think the papered-over quickie-history and moralistic tropes ingrained in them are real (i.e., the founders intended the country to be ruled by Christian dogma… the civil war wasn’t about slavery… Americans were better off before the New Deal… unions are destructive and workers only appear to want collective bargaining because they’re being coerced by “thugs”… corporations and the rich are morally superior — they are the “productive class” and the “job creators” — and thus should not be taxed and need no regulation… in fact, the very ideas of taxation, regulation and collective bargaining are “communism” … government itself is bad — even evil, etc.) And they want to govern the country based on those tropes.

God help us if they succeed." http://blog.reidreport.com/2011/08/how-to-speak-tea-party-the-catch-phrases-that-rule-the-right/

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[-] 1 points by WSmith (2033) from Cornelius, OR 9 months ago

Always keep them alive, they can be great sources of information into their strange mental aberrations, or they can create electricity on human hamster wheels. I like both.

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[-] 0 points by WSmith (2033) from Cornelius, OR 9 months ago

Think Day of the Dead. Although they didn't handle the Zombie adequately, much data was garnered from the beastly creature.

Any electricity generated could aid in maintenance, or pump water filtration, or test pharmaceuticals, etc.

[-] 0 points by HCHC4 (-28) 9 months ago

Just like a weatherperson when a hurricane is coming, some good juicy news to report on!

[-] 0 points by WSmith (2033) from Cornelius, OR 9 months ago

Z-Dog, you came in like a wrecking ball & the last thing you were was cute and sexy. I'm no fan of Twitter or FB, but to the degree that they are vehicles for info they are useful. As for data mining, if you're on the internet you're being mined or tracked, that Pandora's Box has lost it's lid ~ & they have cameras in intersections, too.

Now I have to go & carry my Crucifixion Cross all around downtown.

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[-] 1 points by HCHC4 (-28) 9 months ago

Dude, they banned #occupywallst and #occupy and #ows for at least into mid October. You are spot on when you say its just a record collector. At least here we can exchange thoughts and opinions and get in depth on some stuff.

140 characters is the epitome of the social network nation. Take the most egotystical aspect of Facebook, the "status update" -just think about that, finding the need to announce to the planet what we are having for dinner, or how upset Barbie just made you upset- and make an entire platform out of it. Thats Twitter.

And idiots are going to gobble it up like candy at that IPO. They'll find a way to make money if they can keep the traffic up. We pay for cable, and get as many commercials as we do air time. They'll figure something out.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 months ago

I don't like Twitter. I never have.

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[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 months ago

Yep. I have the same problem with FB and crap like Pintrest. These are not really social media sites. These control how people socialize with the sole purpose of collecting information. I don't like that shit.

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[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 months ago

You gonna?

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[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 months ago

Money.

Well that explains why I don't get responses to my queries.

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