Cheryl Pappas


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What The World Needs Now: Obama’s Town Hall Twitter

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

The President right now is conducting a Town Hall Meeting by Twitter.

Since I know many people who do not tweet, myself included,

this tweet meet is a curious occasion.

Is Obama an opportunist hoping to distract with his cute abbreviations via tweet meet?

Or could it be that he’s trying to capture the attention of people who no longer write out full sentences or speak them, either.

Whatever the strategy, what an unfortunate turn in the road for American political “discourse” or communication!

The truth is, not only baby boomers have side-stepped the tweet.

For all those who would rather stay on life’s natural course of connection rather than conquer another technology, we owe it to ourselves and the country to not just slither down the old drain but to come back in response to the tweet with something, right?

This “something” could be strictly up to each individual.

Some, for example, may choose the simple, “MOO” or “mooing”, rather than the timid “tweet” of Twittering.

I say at least a hearty generic “Roar” of response, both to tweeting and political shenanigans, is necessary.

While acknowledging that the word, “roar”,  is not easy to pronounce, isn’t intelligent “roaring”, along with love, exactly what there’s too little of these days?

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