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(Buzzfeed)   Unlike doofus Bush and old man McCain, Romney is winning the internets battle thus far   (buzzfeed.com ) divider line
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2012-08-16 01:09:50 PM  
4 votes:
That assumes that the people "interacting" with Mitt Romney's fb page are all positive. Somehow I doubt this.
2012-08-16 03:54:15 PM  
2 votes:
There is no such thing as bad publicity, even when people mention Romney while passing this image on.

queerty-prodweb.s3.amazonaws.com
2012-08-16 03:33:48 PM  
2 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: That assumes that the people "interacting" with Mitt Romney's fb page are all positive. Somehow I doubt this.


Exactly this... They are somehow confusing the (relatively accurate) 'no such thing as bad publicity' thing with the reality of the internet. We've never had anything like the internet before, and it's still impossible to accurately gauge it. BFD if he has more 'attention', it could just as easily being everyone trying to figure out how today's position conflicts with yesterday's, or how they are going to explain it away. This doesn't directly translate into 'I'm a-gonna vote for Mr. Mitt!!'.
2012-08-16 03:17:01 PM  
2 votes:

thurstonxhowell: Makes sense to me. Republicans are incredibly annoying on Facebook. I thought everyone knew that.

I remove people from my feed if they post more than one political thing in a day. I've never had to use that policy on a liberal.



Don't remove them, comment using linked facts that dispute their assertions until they remove you.

/fire with fire
2012-08-16 03:08:09 PM  
2 votes:
Makes sense to me. Republicans are incredibly annoying on Facebook. I thought everyone knew that.

I remove people from my feed if they post more than one political thing in a day. I've never had to use that policy on a liberal.
2012-08-16 01:13:33 PM  
2 votes:
So why did Mitt have to buy 100,000 Twitter followers?
2012-08-16 05:42:30 PM  
1 vote:

Skleenar: If popularity on the internet decided our elections, we'd have President Battlestar Galactica

Boobs.

/FTFY.
//Not that this would be a bad thing.
///LEFT BOOB/RIGHT BOOB 2012.
2012-08-16 03:26:53 PM  
1 vote:
Did Drew give the Unlikely tag the day off?
2012-08-16 03:24:33 PM  
1 vote:

CorporatePerson: thurstonxhowell: Makes sense to me. Republicans are incredibly annoying on Facebook. I thought everyone knew that.

I remove people from my feed if they post more than one political thing in a day. I've never had to use that policy on a liberal.

Maybe I'm just young and foolish, but how is discourse in this country going to get better if we never talk about politics with the people we're close to? Seems to me like if we can't rely on Congress to work together instead of talking last each other, eventually we the people are gonna need to step out of our bubbles and actually discuss these things?

If its impolite to discuss politics at work, with family, with friends, on Facebook, at parties, then when are we supposed to talk about these things with one another?


It's not about politeness. it's about not wanting to listen to your uncle yammer on about that "Got-damned Obama!" while you're trying to watch football. People who are ill-informed but loudly opinionated don't want their ideas challenged or their minds changed. They also often happen to be conservative more often than not.

My old college professor is as liberal as they come and posts sh*t about GMO being evil almost daily, and is on and on about Big Pharma and the rest of the usual, whacky stuff on the far left. At least she accepts facts like evolution as true though, and isn't buying into conspiracy theories, gold buggery, birtherism and all the other veiled fascism from the far right. She also won't judge and toss insults at you if you disagree with her, and I have disagreed with her on several issues many times.
2012-08-16 03:22:02 PM  
1 vote:
Rmoney has a secret weapon.

littlegreenfootballs.com

Why yes...it is money, how did you guess?
2012-08-16 03:15:33 PM  
1 vote:
It's amazing how many "likes" you can get when you have tens of thousands of Facebook and Twitter bots.
2012-08-16 03:06:51 PM  
1 vote:
Sheer numbers don't tell the tale of how you're being received on the internet. A page getting DOS'd isn't necessarily popular, but it sure is getting a lot of hits.
2012-08-16 01:47:39 PM  
1 vote:
Mitt Romney had 1,579,476 people talking about his page compared with 1,354,550 for President Barack Obama

Yes, people are making fun of it.

a.abcnews.com

"It is interesting to note that you eat your breakfast discs with plastic boxes as a garnish."
2012-08-16 01:27:31 PM  
1 vote:
Facebook's public "Talking About" figure showcases the number of people interacting with content on a Facebook page. This is the sum number of people who have liked, shared, or commented on page's content over a seven-day period. As of 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Mitt Romney had 1,579,476 people talking about his page compared with 1,354,550 for President Barack Obama.

In my own personal Facebook experience, there's a shiatload of butthurt Republican friends and family members spamming ridiculous political bullshiat on Facebook these days. The moderates in my family don't post anything political at all and have requested others to tone it down, and the liberals post a few things here and there but for the most part avoid talking politics on Facebook. I've unsubscribed from a good deal of people lately just because I don't want their political beliefs tainting my perception of them, and once the election's over, maybe they'll calm the fark down and be normal humans again.

I don't like to talk politics or religion with people I am friends with and/or am related to. It just sows division and I've learned the hard way not to do that. I've got Fark to argue politics and religion with, not my cousins or friends.
2012-08-16 01:21:51 PM  
1 vote:

propasaurus: So why did Mitt have to buy 100,000 Twitter followers?


Do you think he has friends he didn't buy?
 
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