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Politics 2010 & Twitter: A Comparison

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the way our political system works…and how twitter is often referred to as a democratizing force.

If you are so inclined to follow this line of thinking for a little bit, it’s not hard to find the similarities between where we are on the campaign trail, and where we are in the twitter stream.

Here are a few examples that come to mind:

POLITICS twitter
You Like Me You got my Vote! #FollowFriday
I Ticked You Off Contribute to the other guy’s campaign Un-follow
Most Talked About Movie Waiting for Superman The Social Network
This Year’s Darling Cory Booker,Mayor of Newark, NJ @CoryBooker
PR Person’s Nightmare Carl Paladino @BPGlobalPR
What we all Loathe Attack Ads Spambots
Paid to Be On Your Side Lobbyists @KimKardashian
All the News that’s fit… New York Times @Mashable
Party Machine Congressman Aaron Schock @dens
Dream Team Barack Obama &Hillary Clinton @ConanOBrien & @LadyGaga
Elder Statesman Bill Clinton @jack
Break-Out Winner (or maybe not…) Christine O’Donnell Sh** My Dad Says as sitcom
Jump in already & make everybody happy Michael Bloomberg @sethgodin

These are just a few for your amusement.  Agree? Disagree?  I’m sure you can come up with others…

 
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Posted by on October 11, 2010 in Uncategorized