On the morning of February 27 2015, Newt Gingrich issued a call for questions at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) via the Twitter hashtag #CPACQ: Neither he nor any of the CPAC leadership had bothered to check the #CPAC hashtag they’d started up the
The nascent political party 1787 for America introduced itself in 2013 by promising it would provide an arena for populist, bottom-up participation in the choosing of the next President of the United States. Choose whomever you like — let the people decide, declared 1787 for America. But
On January 7, Jeb Bush issued a challenge to all of his “followers” on Twitter: Show your support for the Jeb Bush for President campaign by posting a message with the #RightToRise hashtag. “Is something holding you back from achieving your #AmericanDream? Tell us! #RightToRise”.
Fox News takes to Twitter again in an attempt to show popular support: Only 113 for a nationwide network? Ouch. You’d think Fox News would have learned its lesson from its recent #OverIt2014 disaster. Asking its followers to describe all the conservative and Christian-oriented reasons they
If you’re like most people, you’re winding down today, coasting to the end of 2014, so that you’ll have energy to begin the new year with more enthusiasm. If that’s the case, I suggest taking part in one final light and fluffy bit of activism
When Jim Webb announced that he is running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, he promised to wage a vigorous campaign. He said, in his announcement speech, “True leadership makes a difference. Results can be obtained, even in a paralyzed political environment, and in
Frequently bankrupt real estate tycoon Donald Trump is playing the same publicity game he’s played over the last two presidential election cycles. He’s saying that he’s “thinking” about running for President in 2016. What does that that mean, that Trump is “thinking” about running for
Earlier this week, J. Clifford used Google Trends, a tracking of search engine volume, to assess the success of Ben Carson’s self-paid infomerical over the weekend of November 8-9. To follow up on that assessment, I decided to look at the volume of Twitter posts
November 10: Craig Spencer, the last Ebola Patient in the United States, is declared virus free, bringing the number of people infected with Ebola in the United States to Zero. Number of posts on Twitter on November 11 using the #Obola hashtag to criticize Barack
The snow won't slow us down! Sign up for a GOTV shit in your neighborhood: http://t.co/v2Jk38FgOn #mepolitics #victory2014 — Maine Democrats (@MaineDems) November 2, 2014 I am not above a scatalogical giggle. Having tried GOTV, I can say it really does feel a bit like
Social networking web sites are no fun any more, says Paul Budnitz, founder of Ello. Ello is a relatively new social networking site that promises not to engage in electronic surveillance of its users, as Facebook, Twitter, and the other big social media sites do.