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Does A High Klout Score Mean That Your Tweets Are “Good”?

For the past week, I’ve been grousing over Michael Arrington’s sudden about-face in regards to the website Klout.  For years now, Arrington has been happy to relegate Klout to the pile of irrelevance, and I was in agreement with him.  But then he released this blog post last week that not only says he “likes” Klout now, but he’s also ...

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50 Shades of Conservative

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With the recent popularity of the novel Fifty Shades of Grey, the world of BDSM has been thrust into the mainstream. There is a twisted sort of irony to this, since this lifestyle – perhaps more importantly, some of the portions of the information about it online – have been either under fire, or used as ammunition in assorted arguments ...

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Twitter Politics for the Innocent, the Eager and the Damned

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When anyone joins Twitter, they are gently lead into the Twitterverse by seemingly simple instructions on the main website. If those people are joining to participate in political discussions, that is quickly followed by a dramatic leap into chaos. And if they happen to be conservatives, they will likely get pulled along into the various existing Twitter-rivalries and nonsense. Maybe ...

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My Twitter Follow Policy

In recent months, I’ve learned that if you don’t provide people with information, they’ll try to guess the answers on their own.  They won’t contact you and ask for you to fill the blanks in; they’ll just make assumptions and then act on them.  In light of that, I’ve decided to go ahead and post my “official Twitter follow policy” ...

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Obama Campaign Orders Reporters to Limit Bidenism Tweets

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The Obama campaign is seeking to mitigate the damage that human gaffe machine Joe Biden can do in an increasingly tight election. The Vice President has demanded that reporters in all press conferences and conference calls embargo their tweets until the session has ended and the campaign has had a chance to respond to questions. Why would the Obama campaign ...

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What It Means To Be A Top Conservative On Twitter

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Before getting into the whole Twitter thing, I think it would be best to bring up a little personal history here. Some people that know me online also know that I spent about a quarter of a century working for several political campaigns in various capacities. Even fewer know that I worked a couple Democrat campaigns (because the candidates in ...

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Tonight on the Dark Side with Kira Davis

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5/21/12  Sean Bielat, candidate for Massachusetts’ 4th Congressional District; conservative hashtag games get all up in Dem’s grills. Tonight at 10pm ET, 7pm Pacific on the CDNews Network on Blogtalk Radio.

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Obama Writes Himself Into Presidential History

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Conservatives are mocking the Obama administration yet again this week due to the White House’s alteration of many presidential biographies. Beginning with Calvin Coolidge, facts about the Obama administration’s actions are linked with the actions of previous presidents through a Did You Know? section at the bottom of the webpage. Many of the links made between Obama and previous presidents ...

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#Resist44: the Conservative Alternative to #Gen44

There’s a new hashtag brewing on Twitter these days and it’s creating a lot of buzz. #Resist44 popped up on Twitter a few nights ago and so far hundreds of posts with the hashtag are showing up in timelines.  The movement of younger voters ages 18 – 40 (though one post says 18 – 30) aims to motivate and mobilize ...

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The only thing George Zimmerman didn’t do is play lacrosse.

Neighborhood Watch celebrity George Zimmerman graduated from a high school not too far from where I live in Virginia. I certainly hope he made it to the 10–year reunion of the Osbourn Park Class of 2001, because it doesn’t look like he’s going to be attending many in the future. Not that Zimmerman is necessarily guilty of anything, but after ...

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The “Tolerant” Left Tweets About President George W. Bush

Last night, a curious thing happened.  Our 43rd president was the number one trending topic on Twitter (globally), and I wondered why.  I mean, he has been out of office for over three years, and he hasn’t released a book (not lately, anyway).  He hadn’t been on television (to my knowledge).  So how could we have the entire world tweet ...

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Twensored? – #TwitterBlackout Tomorrow In Support Of Free Speech

WHY ARE USERS PLANNING A TWITTER BLACKOUT (#TwitterBlackout) ON JAN. 28th? Including CDN’s own TJ Thompson (@_TJThompson) , Michelle Ray (@GaltsGirl), and Rich Mitchell (@CDNnow) Twitter has been the backbone of revolutions, regime change, and much more.  The ability to spread information around the world in an instant has changed the way people disseminate vital information.  The free flow of ...

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Hacker group "Anonymous" to hold internet, banks, UN hostage [Video]

Tens of millions of Americans may feel the wrath of the infamous hacker group “Anonymous” as they threaten phase one of  “Operation Global Blackout” over the recent shutdown of file sharing site MegaUpload.com. The video states that Anonymous has gained access to servers at several banks, the U.N., Microsoft’s XBoxLive, Playstation Networ, Facebook, Twitter and more. While the video makes ...

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Online Social Media Tea Party?

There is a reason I had titled this rant like I did. Back in July during the debt ceiling debacle Hugh Hewitt, a talk radio host as well as a columnist for TownHall.com, mentioned that a “Twitter Tea Party” is needed. I had tweeted a couple of things during that Tea Party, and think that another one is needed right ...

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Why people put a period before replies in twitter

After a recent change at twitter, those who use the micro-blogging technology are changing their behavior by adding a period before any replies (@<twitter-name responses). Why the extra punctuation – and more importantly, why waste one more precious character? Even worse.. don’t periods go at the end of the sentence? No, it’s not some new latin language thing, like the ...

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