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
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
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
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?
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