#ThingsJesusNeverSaid – Pointing at Right-Wing Hypocrites

There is a wonderful twitter tag called #ThingsJesusNeverSaid. No this is not a religious trend, but rather is a political one. The background context is that the GOP jumped into bed with Jesus a few decades ago because they wanted to harvest the religious vote by pandering to that demographic. It worked, and so we … Read more #ThingsJesusNeverSaid – Pointing at Right-Wing Hypocrites

Analysis of 2.7 billion tweets confirms Echo Chambers on Twitter

echo chamber

First, just for completeness, here is a quick definition. The term “Echo Chamber” is a reference to the idea that people are increasingly being only exposed to the ideas that they agree with, and don’t hear the arguments of those with whom they do not agree. The net effect is that we become more polarised. … Read more Analysis of 2.7 billion tweets confirms Echo Chambers on Twitter

Are all your Twitter friends human? #bots and #botnets

bots

You may indeed have Twitter Bots that are following you or that you follow that are openly and transparently bots. These are the  harmless ones run by a piece of software, and exist to provide a useful service. Examples include PoetryBot, CloudVision (A Photo Bot), or simply News Bot to tweet out headlines. Generally nobody has … Read more Are all your Twitter friends human? #bots and #botnets

Did Sean Spicer Really re-tweet an Onion Article?

The Onion did a nice bit of satire all about the new US White House press secretary, Sean Spicer. The very fact that you most probably do indeed already know the name of the White House press secretary is a bit of a flag that highlights just how extraordinary are the times we now live in. … Read more Did Sean Spicer Really re-tweet an Onion Article?

The @AltNatParkSer twitter rebellion and other forms of #Resistance – #resist #altGovt

You might, or perhaps might not yet, have appreciated that there is a rising tide of rebellion on Twitter. Gosh, I wonder what inspired that to happen? Well, yes, having already observed the formal gagging of all National Park twitter accounts by the new administration because they tweeted out facts about the crowd size within the National … Read more The @AltNatParkSer twitter rebellion and other forms of #Resistance – #resist #altGovt

Has the US National Park Service gone rogue?

The short TL;DR; answer is probably not, and officially they continue to maintain a politically neutral position. So what inspired the question? The National Mall, the bit of land between the US Capital and the Lincoln Memorial, is officially managed by the US National Park Service. As you are no doubt aware, when Mr T … Read more Has the US National Park Service gone rogue?