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Posted: Aug 31, 2015 - 8:52pm


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Posted: Feb 19, 2015 - 2:14pm

 Lazy8 wrote:
MsJudi wrote:
Wow, I wish I knew how to feel about this. I agree the guy is scary as hell, but why? Just because he posts some incredibly ugly things? Does that mean he should be in jail? Isn't that a clear 1st amendment violation? Does the guy have a record? A history of actual violence? Or is he just a loud-mouth racist? This is where the rubber meets the road. Do I loathe hate speech? With all my being. Am I ready to compromise my freedom of speech to jail those who say things I loathe? No.

The charge is making threats, which should only stick if the threats were credible ("I'm going to de-orbit the moon and land it on your bicycle!" wouldn't count, for instance).

From looking at the tweets in the article I doubt they've got a case—he sounds like any number of trolls on Twitter or (((shudder))) YouTube comments. They might be grounds for involuntary commitment to psychiatric care, especially if they can get corroborating testimony from real-live encounters.

If it had been an ordinary citizen making the complaints I doubt law enforcement would have sprung into action. The Brady Campaign has a bit more pull than most people.

 
Depends on how high the 'credible' bar is.  I'd say that owning a gun and making threats about shooting people meets the definition of credible. With great power comes great responsibility.
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Posted: Feb 19, 2015 - 2:00pm

 Lazy8 wrote:
MsJudi wrote:
Wow, I wish I knew how to feel about this. I agree the guy is scary as hell, but why? Just because he posts some incredibly ugly things? Does that mean he should be in jail? Isn't that a clear 1st amendment violation? Does the guy have a record? A history of actual violence? Or is he just a loud-mouth racist? This is where the rubber meets the road. Do I loathe hate speech? With all my being. Am I ready to compromise my freedom of speech to jail those who say things I loathe? No.

The charge is making threats, which should only stick if the threats were credible ("I'm going to de-orbit the moon and land it on your bicycle!" wouldn't count, for instance).

From looking at the tweets in the article I doubt they've got a case—he sounds like any number of trolls on Twitter or (((shudder))) YouTube comments. They might be grounds for involuntary commitment to psychiatric care, especially if they can get corroborating testimony from real-live encounters.

If it had been an ordinary citizen making the complaints I doubt law enforcement would have sprung into action. The Brady Campaign has a bit more pull than most people.

 
All true. {#Think}
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Posted: Feb 19, 2015 - 1:57pm

MsJudi wrote:
Wow, I wish I knew how to feel about this. I agree the guy is scary as hell, but why? Just because he posts some incredibly ugly things? Does that mean he should be in jail? Isn't that a clear 1st amendment violation? Does the guy have a record? A history of actual violence? Or is he just a loud-mouth racist? This is where the rubber meets the road. Do I loathe hate speech? With all my being. Am I ready to compromise my freedom of speech to jail those who say things I loathe? No.

The charge is making threats, which should only stick if the threats were credible ("I'm going to de-orbit the moon and land it on your bicycle!" wouldn't count, for instance).

From looking at the tweets in the article I doubt they've got a case—he sounds like any number of trolls on Twitter or (((shudder))) YouTube comments. They might be grounds for involuntary commitment to psychiatric care, especially if they can get corroborating testimony from real-live encounters.

If it had been an ordinary citizen making the complaints I doubt law enforcement would have sprung into action. The Brady Campaign has a bit more pull than most people.
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Posted: Feb 19, 2015 - 1:37pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote: 
Wow, I wish I knew how to feel about this. I agree the guy is scary as hell, but why? Just because he posts some incredibly ugly things? Does that mean he should be in jail? Isn't that a clear 1st amendment violation? Does the guy have a record? A history of actual violence? Or is he just a loud-mouth racist? This is where the rubber meets the road. Do I loathe hate speech? With all my being. Am I ready to compromise my freedom of speech to jail those who say things I loathe? No.
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Posted: Feb 19, 2015 - 1:27pm



 
Montana school threat suspect 'tangled' with wrong Twitter user 
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Posted: Feb 5, 2015 - 10:47am

Coca-Cola pulls Twitter campaign after it was tricked into quoting Mein Kampf {#Mrgreen}

In a press release, Coca-Cola said its aim was to “tackle the pervasive negativity polluting social media feeds and comment threads across the internet”.

But Gawker, noticing that one response had the “14 words” white nationalist slogan re-published in the shape of a dog, had other ideas.

The media company’s editorial labs director, Adam Pash, created a Twitter bot, @MeinCoke, and set it up to tweet lines from Mein Kampf and then link to them with the #MakeItHappy tag – triggering Coca-Cola’s own Twitter bot to turn them into cutesy pictures.

The result was that for a couple of hours on Tuesday morning, Coca-Cola’s Twitter feed was broadcasting big chunks of Adolf Hitler’s text, albeit built in the form of a smiling banana or a cat playing a drum kit.

By all means, rely on algorithms/bots for your marketing. There will always be one...
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Posted: Mar 6, 2014 - 10:23am

The top five political Twitter gaffes | Politics | theguardian.com
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Posted: Mar 6, 2014 - 9:25am


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Posted: Dec 29, 2010 - 6:57am

Mayor of Newark, NJ tweets his way through Snowmageddon

Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, raced around his blighted and beleaguered city delivering diapers to stranded mothers, providing aid to women in labor and personally lifting cars out of the snow — all while subsisting on Diet Coke and Advil....
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Posted: Jun 18, 2009 - 8:47am

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OK, I'm  liar.  Apparently it was a different hurricane. 
 
You're forgiven, it very well might have occurred in the aftermath, since it took so long to deal with it. {#Smile}

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Posted: Jun 18, 2009 - 8:40am

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OK, I'm  liar.  Apparently it was a different hurricane. 


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Posted: Jun 18, 2009 - 8:35am

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My first experience with Twitter was when it was pretty new and someone here posted a link to a guy who was tweeting during Hurricane Katrina (anyone remember that?).  I signed up to follow him and started using it regularly shortly after that.
 
Katrina - Aug 29, 2005

First Twitter - Mar 21, 2006

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Posted: Jun 18, 2009 - 7:32am

 AliGator wrote:

For me, Twitter has shifted from a way to know about my blog friends' lives (although I still follow them on Twitter) to a way to make local connections, and to see what people are saying about local issues. I've met a good 30-40 people in real life because of Twitter.

And as Zep pointed out with his links to different articles, people in Iran are using it to spread the word about what's going on there. And I mentioned that Twitter was a resource during the attacks in Mumbai last year.

Just jump in and see how it goes. It might take a while before you feel comfortable, but you'll find a niche. (Because oh! Did I mention? Whatever your hobby, people are talking about it on Twitter.)

 



My first experience with Twitter was when it was pretty new and someone here posted a link to a guy who was tweeting during Hurricane Katrina (anyone remember that?).  I signed up to follow him and started using it regularly shortly after that.
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Posted: Jun 18, 2009 - 6:14am

 AliGator wrote:

Maybe this will help.


For me, Twitter has shifted from a way to know about my blog friends' lives (although I still follow them on Twitter) to a way to make local connections, and to see what people are saying about local issues. I've met a good 30-40 people in real life because of Twitter.

And as Zep pointed out with his links to different articles, people in Iran are using it to spread the word about what's going on there. And I mentioned that Twitter was a resource during the attacks in Mumbai last year.

Just jump in and see how it goes. It might take a while before you feel comfortable, but you'll find a niche. (Because oh! Did I mention? Whatever your hobby, people are talking about it on Twitter.)

 
Thanks{#Hug}
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Posted: Jun 17, 2009 - 10:19pm

 mem_313 wrote:
I have yet to master the twitter...

 

 

 emeraldrose63 wrote:

I don't get it either...{#Lol}

 
Maybe this will help.


For me, Twitter has shifted from a way to know about my blog friends' lives (although I still follow them on Twitter) to a way to make local connections, and to see what people are saying about local issues. I've met a good 30-40 people in real life because of Twitter.

And as Zep pointed out with his links to different articles, people in Iran are using it to spread the word about what's going on there. And I mentioned that Twitter was a resource during the attacks in Mumbai last year.

Just jump in and see how it goes. It might take a while before you feel comfortable, but you'll find a niche. (Because oh! Did I mention? Whatever your hobby, people are talking about it on Twitter.)


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Posted: Jun 17, 2009 - 9:22pm

 mem_313 wrote:
I have yet to master the twitter...

 

 
I don't get it either...{#Lol}
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Posted: Jun 17, 2009 - 8:58pm

I have yet to master the twitter...

 
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Posted: Jun 17, 2009 - 8:56pm

Another fine moment in Twitter history was its use during the attacks in Mumbai last November. #communication
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