Elon Musk Dares To Have A Political Opinion On Twitter
No more political comments for me now that I’ve shot off both my feet. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 9, 2013 Twitter is an extraordinary tool in so many ways. But, it’s a troll-lined black hole for civic dialogue. Last night, serial inventor Elon Musk dared to express a political opinion on Twitter and paid the price. “Always admired Margaret Thatcher — she was tough, but sensible & fair, much like my English Nana,” he tweeted. @elonmusk god motherfucker, you just lost some serious cool points. — Tice Estes (@ticeestes) April 9, 2013 While the reaction to Musk was relatively tame, compared to the usual firestorm of epithets and Hitler-themed accusations, the utter lack of informed dialogue does not spell good things for the future of democracy and social media. For instance, when former Ms. teen heartthrob Melissa Joan Hart expressed an ounce of positivity towards Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, she was inundated with vicious insults: Which, was in response to this thoughtful ...
Pew: Twitter Is A Mainstream Liberal, But A Conservative Wonk
Twitter's liberal bias is no shocker to anyone who saw "Binders Full Of Women" at a Halloween party last year. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's slip-of-the-tongue during a presidential debate instantly became a Twitter sensation, fueling discussion of conservative gender bias for weeks after the event. Now, delicious new survey data from Pew reveals just how liberal the Twitter universe is. And, perhaps more interestingly, when it's also more conservative than national opinion polls.
Why My Colleagues In Congress Shouldn’t Wait On Immigration Reform
Editor's note: Sen. Jerry Moran represents the state of Kansas. Follow him on Twitter. During the second Presidential Debate at Hofstra University, Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama found common ground – agreeing that highly skilled, entrepreneurial immigrants create jobs for Americans.
Obama's 'horses and bayonets' zinger tops online debate buzz
Monday night President Obama responded to Mitt Romney's criticism of the U.S. Navy's decreasing amount of ships by saying, "Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changed." A Twitter meme was born.
Obama campaign strikes Twitter gold diagnosing: #Romnesia
President Barack Obama turned his opponent's name into an ailment in need of a cure on Friday striking Twitter gold after coining the term "#Romnesia," referring to Mitt Romney's tendency to forget his political positions.