No twits on Twitter

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July 12, 2011
The American Prospect
by Paul Waldman  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"It would have been easy to scoff at the fact that the president of the United States sat down last week to field questions delivered via a social network that limits all messages to 140 characters or less. But the 'Twitter town hall' was much more substantive than you might have expected. ... by conducting something like the Twitter town hall, we are updating a hallowed tradition of American democracy to the electronic age." [editor's note: Since politics is now driven by "sound bites" it just makes sense that questions have to be reduced to bumpersticker slogans - SAT] (07/12/11)

http://prospect.org/cs/articles?article=no_twits_on_twitter  

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