Social media puts all of us in debate 'spin room'

  • Article by: KATIE HUMPHREY , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 22, 2012 - 8:52 AM

From Twitter to tumblr, online sites offer voters an immediate, powerful way to take part in the presidential debates.

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thisisinsaneOct. 22, 12 1:59 PM

I don't discount the value of online sites where one can actually post their points in a series of coherent sentences and paragraphs and where a related back and forth "discussion" can take place, but Twitter....come on. Am I the only one who thinks Twitter is a joke, used mainly by people who think everything and anything they have to say is just sooooo important? After the last debate, I was flipping channels and one news channel had a group of supposedly undecided voters sitting there and the newslady asked them how they were going to decide who to vote for. One young woman declared she would be deciding based exclusively what she heard via Twitter. Yes, Twitter! Seriously!?!

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autopinionOct. 22, 12 3:56 PM

The author is so absorbed in techno gadgets that she does not realize that many Americans don't really care about the debates and that many,many more Americans don't have and don't want Twitter, tumblr or FaceBook accounts. How about paying attension to the issues rather than the chatter for a change?

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