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MEAT AND POTATOES SOCIAL NETWORKING


 

Enjoying the Tweet Life

August 4, 2011

“Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have.”

*Ronald Reagan*

I had the pleasure of talking to an “Americans for Liberty” group about the use of social networking in political activism. I’m no spring chicken, but I am the youngest of this group.  These are gun-totin’ grannies and granpops, and you would be foolish to infringe on their unalienable rights.  It is fun to put out a flash email clarion call to these high-octane Patriots if, for example, MoveOn.org is staging a protest at the office of our Congressman.  They gather in the pre-planned place wearing their red shirts, carrying their homemade signs, with fanny packs girdling their waists.  Many of them have concealed-carry permits, so the contents of the fanny packs are at question. They look like a cadre of cruisegoers with major attitude. You don’ want to mess with these golden-agers, but if you’re on their side you will be very safe.

My challenge was to de-mystify “social media” and Internet applications such as Twitter and FaceBook.  I’ll do Tumbler, Linked-in, Stumbleupon, and Reddit next time.  I can identify with the consternation of the generation who used slide rules to do calculations that now take us a nanosecond to complete.  I’ve always been bewildered by burgeoning new technologies.  I was at one time philosophically opposed to cell phones; my rationale being that it is simply rude to be on the phone at all times during the course of the day.  Then I got a cell phone and discovered that I could manage my home, four kids, my classroom, and my social life from anywhere in the world.  This is how I presented Social Networking as a Force in Political Activism:

What are the advantages of Social Networking?

How to make the most of Twitter:

Making the Most of FaceBook:

This is a primer for those just getting acquainted with the power of social networking.  We live in an era where the fabric of Liberty is literally made of millions of electronic threads woven together by the ideas that unite us as Patriots. We can weave that fabric into a durable and fire-proof  tapestry, but we need to know how to use the loom.  That loom is Social Networking.



  1. cerebropeo

    Snopes is Soros funded!

    • That has come to my attention. Snopes has always been the first to discredit stories from the Right. Now it makes sense that they have a bias. SNOPES CANNOT BE TRUSTED!

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