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    Here’s the bummer: right-wing blogs are read by only a fraction of the electorate, and so the good information put out there by the professor is almost without voice in the grand scheme of things. The truth he utters deserves greater audience.

    The tragedy is that right-wing bloggers, while being something like the Paul Reveres of our time, aren’t riding through the countryside to call everyone to arms. No, they’re holed up in their room, typing to their small audience, to little or no consequence.

    There are ways to broaden the effectiveness of the information they seek to disseminate, but they won’t change their tactics. They’ll type, pray for greater hits on their web site, and change almost nothing.

    And so the low information voter remains exactly that – the low information voter.

    beatcanvas on May 1, 2013 at 6:03 PM

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    Follow up…

    People on twitter for political and other reasons congregate around specific search terms known as hashtags in twitter jargon.

    There are several for such interests as gun control with the primary one being #NRA.

    Team combat is carried out 24/7 on that hashtag and others of that ilk but it comes alive with the east coast wakes up.

    Liberal websites leverage their readers by giving them talking points tweets to retweet… power is in numbers.

    I see no real analog to that tactic on the conservative side and our conservative retweets generally are of tweet leaders who become popular with the power and qauality of their tweets.

    Numbers matter… a lot.

    A hashtag can spring up out of nowhere and take off like a rocket.

    One example today is the conservative hashtag #BenghaziInFourWords

    There is a list maintained by twitter of the ten most used hashtags on the planet and it zoomed up near or at the top of that list.

    That is a power politicians correctly understand as the “voice of the people.”


       
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      NeoConScum in reply to VotingFemale. | May 13, 2013 at 7:34 am

      VotingFemale…Well put and nicely stated. Now, please read Labash’s cover piece in the new Weekly Standard. Would love to read your thoughts. And, study my 6:59pm above without ONCE pausing to check your i-Thingy and pound on the the Tweety App. Hey, it’s theoretically possible. Promise.(-:


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