White House Aide Says Tweets Influenced Debt Ceiling Deal
by Crestien
 Chris On Tech
Aug 01, 2011 | 2046 views |  0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

I love social media and the power it has. I believe it to be one of the best and worst things that could have happened to our culture at the same time. It helps spread valuable information and ideas more quickly than was previously thought possible. However it spreads lies, rumors and hate at the same speed. If you can push past all of that by vetting information before you spread it, you can really get some incredible things done. We just saw history as the White House staff turned to Twitter to ask everyone to get in contact with their representatives and let them know how you feel about our current situation. The results are in, and most believe it really made a difference.

"A White House aide said Sunday night that Twitter influenced the recently announced agreement on the U.S. debt ceiling. This came after President Obama asked people to tweet at their congressmen Friday to get them to come to an agreement on setting the debt ceiling. He asked that people use the hashtag #compromise, and then his staff spent the day tweeting out the names of Republican legislators from every state."

Read More And View The Tweets At Mashable

 

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