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Facebook still leads as social media news source

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 15, 2013 at 7:00am 11/15/2013 at 7:00am

Pew Research is out with another installment on its study of News Use across Social Media Platforms, some of which may be helpful to activists in the political grassroots movement.

Facebook leads the way as a social media platform for news consumers.  64% of US adults are on Facebook, with 47% of...

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The Republican Brand

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 11, 2013 at 8:46am 10/11/2013 at 8:46am

A conversation I had with myself on Twitter this morning.

Just because I could.

(added) Be sure to read Anne’s study on how embarrassed Republicans were of the Republican Brand long before the current “shutdown,” New study sheds light on why Republicans won’t call themselves Republican.

Also available on Storify.

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Cruz leapt while Obama slept

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 1:00pm 9/26/2013 at 1:00pm

We didn’t do a Tweet of the Year in 2012 for laziness no good reason, but our Tweets of the Year in 2011 were pretty strong.

This tweet has me thinking we need to bring back the competition.

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Today in “Twitter brings out the best in people” – UPDATED

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 20, 2013 at 6:30pm 9/20/2013 at 6:30pm

or more precisely, who they really are.

Allan Brauer, Communications Director for the Sacramento Democratic Party wished Amanda Carpenter’s children slow painful deaths from incurable diseases (via

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Former NFL player turns to social media to track down partying teens who trashed his house

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 6:00pm 9/19/2013 at 6:00pm

How would you like to find out on Twitter that your house was in the process of being trashed by hundreds of partying teens?

That’s apparently what happened to former NFL player Brian Holloway.  And now he’s trying to teach those kids a lesson, but not in the way that you...

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Your angry tweets are probably polluting Twitter

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 8:00pm 9/18/2013 at 8:00pm

Researchers studying China’s equivalent of Twitter have found that anger tends to be the most influential emotion on the social network.  It spreads the fastest and most broadly, more than several other categories of emotion.  The findings could offer insight into studying how information spreads on other social networks like Twitter.

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To delete a tweet, or not to delete a tweet, that is the question

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 10:51am 9/18/2013 at 10:51am

With a news cylce measured in seconds and minutes, not even hours, there are plenty of mainstream media mistakes, as I wrote yesterday, One lesson for mass killings: Don’t trust media reports for at least 24 hours.

Piers Morgan, for example, ran wild over the fact that the shooter used an AR-15,...

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Now you can search for tweets as old as Twitter with Topsy

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 3:30pm 9/4/2013 at 3:30pm

If you’ve ever tried to use Twitter search to find someone’s old tweet, you’ve likely been disappointed to find that the results leave you digging through only the most recent tweets, and that’s if they even match your search terms at all.

I’ve mentioned previously in my Research 101 posts that I...

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Syria overtakes Snowden, NSA on social media

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 9:00am 9/1/2013 at 9:00am

Edward Snowden and the NSA debate seem to have lost some significant momentum on Twitter in light of the current discussion about what the US will or won’t be doing about the situation in Syria.

Business Insider noticed that Syria Tensions Have Knocked The NSA Spying Scandal Completely Off The Radar, and...

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Chuck Todd on POTUS seeking congressional authorization: “Quite extraordinary”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 2:19pm 8/31/2013 at 2:19pm

Obama is going to seek congressional authorization for the use of force in response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons

It’s not clear how soon that will take place, because Congress is not back in session until September 9.

Obama made the announcement while expressly stating he did not need Congressional authorization.

Chuck Todd...

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#SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen hashtag unleashes bitter intra-feminist racial grievances

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 7:15pm 8/17/2013 at 7:15pm

Remember when Joan Walsh of non-tokenist Salon.com kicked off an intra-progressive Twitter war after writing:

“I deeply resent people who insist that white progressives who criticize Obama are deluding themselves that they’re his ‘base,’ when his ‘base’ is actually not white progressives, but people of color.”

Sure you do, Dem Base Fractures Into Twitter...

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At the mercy of political opponents who run social media

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 11:45am 8/10/2013 at 11:45am

We’ve all heard of the problems faced on Twitter with the #TwitterGulag resulting from false claims of harassment and/or spam.

It’s also a problem on Facebook, as detailed by Ruthie Blum (sister of John Podhoretz) at The New York Observer.

Blum speaks of the problem faced by pro-Israel writers on Facebook and draws an analogy to the...

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Top Ten Things Media Found More Important Than al Qaeda

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 12:07pm 8/6/2013 at 12:07pm

I wish I had put this list together myself.

But the credit goes to John Nolte of Breitbart.com on Twitter.

 
 
 

An End to Politically Motivated #TwitterGulag?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 5, 2013 at 3:23pm 8/5/2013 at 3:23pm

Over the weekend, we covered the news of Tony Wang, the general manager of Twitter UK, apologizing to women who have experienced abuse on its site, after a female UK lawmaker and several journalists received threats of violence.

In the face of very public backlash over the threats, Tw...

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Was that an anti-Obama Tweet? (Reader Poll)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 10:15am 7/4/2013 at 10:15am

I’m glad the Muslim Brotherhood is out of power in Egypt. From the inception of the 2011 protests against Hosni Mubarak, we warned that western media, particularly the NY Times and its writer Roger Cohen, misunderstood...

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Lebanese man detained over tweets offensive to president

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 1:03pm 6/19/2013 at 1:03pm

I don’t know that @jeanassy says in these tweets, but it must have been really “good.”

Assy, who describes himself as a web developer, allegedly is a supporter of the Free Patriotic Movement of Michael Aoun, which is part of the governing coalition along with Hezbollah and other parties.

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Most brutally accurate tweet ever?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 12:30pm 5/8/2013 at 12:30pm

I know you hate it when I mention Meghan McCain.

I hate it too, it brings back memories of her bizarre and false claim that I made fun of her breast size. I didn’t even write the post at issue, Kathleen did, and the post did not make fun of McCain’s...

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