Posts tagged John Ness
Twitter Is Liberal: By which we mean disproportionately young, non-white, college-educated, and urban/suburban. Which brings up another question I had rolling around my head: Does anyone know of any good (your definition) politically conservative Tumblrs?
Introducing the Twitter Follow Button: This is going to make life harder for those of us who try to convince folks that Twitter is not for following celebrities with their ever-more-padded followers counts. Hopefully, at some point, those follower counts will be built up so high that people will realize those numbers are useless, and all that matters is the size of your engaged audience. Facebook gives users those numbers. Would love to get them from you too, Twitterfolk!
The Twitter Account for the US Secret Service Disses Fox News: The president was in Connecticut today, so our friends at NBC Connecticut were monitoring the Secret Service’s Twitter account when this bit of media criticism came through. It has since disappeared. Given that the tone of the Tweet is unlike anything else on the account, we assume someone was toggling between accounts on Tweetdeck or similar. I’ve been there, and it’s not a fun place to be.
This is for you, Colleen. And for everyone else in Philadelphia. If anyone knows folks we should be phollowing (it’s launch day, I’m not apologizing for it), please let us know.
“ He does one thing and he does it particularly well. The power of it comes from the community of people that read it: operatives, bookers, reporters, producers and politicians.”
That’s John F. Harris, co-founder of Politico, doing his damnedest to describe the enduring appeal of The Drudge Report. He ends up describing the audience of Politico, but maybe that’s the point: Everyone looks at Drudge and sees what they want to see. People who hate conservatives read Drudge to see what those people are raving about now. People who hate the media read Drudge to fuel that grudge. The site’s cryptic one-word banner headlines aren’t codes so much as Rorschach blots.
Bob Marley died 30 years ago today, and many on Twitter have been paying tribute to the legendary reggae star by sharing his songs, lyrics and quotes. Personally, “One Love” has always been one of my favorite songs by Bob Marley & The Wailers. With its unmistakable steel drum and “why can’t we all just get together and feel all right” vibes, it’s impossible not to feel anything but happy and the power of change. (Even with lines about impending Armageddon.) The song has become Jamaica’s best travel jingle, a staple in mainstream pop culture (cue: spontaneous singing from the “Glee” cast), and voted song of the millennium by the BBC. One love indeed.
Your Turn: What’s your favorite Bob Marley song?
“Trenchtown City” isn’t awful.
Don’t Be A Jerk. Bike lanes have rules, too. Follow them.
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