A tweet is 140 characters. Actually, getting meaning into 140 characters is possible, and it would save a lot of the public's time if politicians and pundits learned to communicate effectively and briefly with substance instead of spending 45 minute gassing us with useless, empty content. Do you want an empty 30 second exchange or an hour?
For what it's worth, there are more characters in a tweet than in a lawn sign, button, or t-shirt--the standard piece of popular political gear.
Social media HAS changed the face of elections and politics. YouTube alone, with the immediate recording and release--not to mention tactical editing of some content--has reshaped the face of politics. Politicians can be held accountable immediately for what they say.
I wouldn't expect hundreds of people to follow local politicians on Twitter or Facebook. However, they could be very useful in keeping the key volunteers motivated and in touch with what is happening. Social media is just a new component in politics; it doesn't replace anything.
Funny take on weight issues; it's a nice break from the standard discourse.
Question: where's your bio/profile? I like to know a bit more about who's writing what, and I don't see squat for you or other authors at the journal.
Seriously, they should give you at least 200 characters and the option of a jpeg...
Rocking a mocha,
In Print This Week:
Nov 20, 2014
vol XXV issue 47
A Better Life
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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