Tuesday, October 28, 2008

terror tweets just in time for Halloween

If you read my blog, then most likely you follow my Tweets on Twitter either via the computer or on your phone. You may be surprised to hear that by following me you have unwittingly become a witness to what the Federation of American Scientists considers possible terrorist activity. Yep. I possibly pal around with terrorists. Don't tell McCain or my dreams of a bid for the presidency will be dashed.

"Twitter has also become a social activist tool for socialists, human rights groups, communists, vegetarians, anarchists, religious communities, atheists, political enthusiasts, hacktivists and others to communicate with each other and to send messages to broader audiences." read specs here...

Wow. I fit the bill on a few counts here: vegetarian, political enthusiast, I'm in the HRC, I like the Sex Pistols so I might be a bit of an anarchist...

Could they paint with a broader brush on this one? Nothing like aiming at everything in hopes of hitting something.

My take on the whole thing: the media, the government, and basically anyone not in the know when info is tweeted are mad because a select few are reporting to each other instead of heading right for the nearest news outlet or police station. In essence, we are talking to each other as Twitter members and when something juicy gets said, the Nosey Rosies of the world are feeling left out.

Me personally? I don't hang in cool enough Tweet circles to ever get anything more interesting than updates on a 4 yr old in Salt Lake City, and the growing Rat Snake population in Newberry.

2 comments:

David said...

Well, if you would dump that windoze machine and get a mac!.... :)

I'm just saying tweets are way cooler coming from a mac or an Iphone. You already have an Iphone so you're almost there. lol

Bren said...

I've seen you pal around with that blonde bully/gang member. Calling her a terrorist might be pushing it! Hey, wait a minute, my snake tweets are totally cool! (walks away in a huff!!!)