, 03.27.2018 08:55 AM

My biggest tweet ever

I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure this is the most-noticed tweet I’ve ever sent out into the Internet ether.

  • 2,300 retweets
  • 7,100 likes
  • Nearly half a million impressions

 

It’s a photo of a woman holding a funny but important message, at this past weekend’s March For Our Lives.  One word description, that’s it.

What it tells me is that social media – previously the exclusive preserve of the Troll-in-Chief, Donald Trump, and his feral winged monkeys – is possibly getting a lot more progressive.  That tweet was pro-women, anti-gun – and it took off like a rocket.

The so-called whistleblower in the Cambridge Analytica scandal is testifying before the British Parliament as I type this.  CBC is covering it live – because he’s a Canadian, and because he and his cabal were paid plenty to do work for the Canadian Liberals, the British Brexiteers and the American Republicans.  All of whom won, hugely, in circumstances where no one – no one – thought they would.  And now people are taking notice and speaking out.

All of this comes together to suggest to me that something is happening out, there, perhaps.  Something positive.

We shall see.  In the meantime, I remain amazed about that one little tweet.

 

5 Comments

  1. Ronald O'Dowd says:

    Warren,

    Where do I go to change my name to no one? LOL.

    Full disclosure: only got 2 out of 3 — missed Brexit.

  2. JT71 says:

    Ummm… We like to say fepeople.

  3. Sjs says:

    Honest question- is C$100K “plenty” for data consulting?
    (I seem to remember that # In an earlier post.)

    On this general issue- the faux outrage around our data being traded reminds me a bit of the Michael Brown night of knives, followed immediately by everybody and their neighbour having their own stories about the guy.
    Really, all of these free apps I rely on, do what they can to make money??
    Really, the teetotalling single backbencher who stole the leadership initially was a sleazeball??
    Mon dieu!

  4. Fred from BC says:

    Yeah, it’s pretty funny, for sure.

    Problem is, she doesn’t understand what most people are laughing at…

  5. Robert White says:

    It’s not multiple choice, and as such the question is not fair, or gender neutral, but I’m sure 51% of the population can answer correctly as long as they did not attend the same high school sex ed classes as moi.

    Frankly, I would have to consult with my first year Experimental Psychology textbook if I were to hazard a guess.

    RW

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