Life, TWITTER, and the Pursuit of Happiness

4 Oct

The Today Show launched #DearCongress and it was trending on Facebook and Twitter in no time. Here is a word cloud of some of the keywords that were tweeted.

So far, the recent government shutdown has proved one thing: people are telling Congress and Obama EXACTLY how aggravated they are via Twitter. Are these posts the new letters to Congress? Whether our representatives respond or not, with all this extra time on their hands thanks to shutdown, I’d say they’re on Twitter. I’m sure they know they’re the butt of everyone’s jokes, and if people aren’t joking, they’re to angry to even joke about the situation.

So maybe social media can help push this process along.

Tons of people are getting their opinions out there like never before. Social media makes it much easier for people to get in touch with elected officials. I think we’ll see the government react differently in this shutdown compared to the past.

If they don’t hear us out, then there’s a serious issue. They’re a government for the people, and too many people are in agreement that they’re pretty much not doing their job.


One Response to “Life, TWITTER, and the Pursuit of Happiness”

  1. aaaaaargh October 15, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

    This deals with social media, but it’s not very relevant to the focus of your blog (Social media and TV advertising). In addition, I KNOW you know how to post those links correctly.

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