Using Social Networks? Yes. But.

30 Apr

Yesterday I got into a Twitter argument with Roaring Republican over the illegal immigration and the meaning of malum in se / malum prohibitum, an argument that Jim Milles had originally posited.

During it, RR made a snarky remark and I shot back that he forgot to add a bunch of useless hashtags – his buddies on #TCOT wouldn’t see what a wit he was. He retorted that conservatives “know how to use social networks“.


But hashtags don’t win elections. Ask #Tedisco in #NY20.

Oh, and #tcot apparently lasted all of less than 100 days. Epic fail.

3 Responses to “Using Social Networks? Yes. But.”

  1. Jon Splett April 30, 2009 at 4:10 pm #

    Yea, conservatives sure know how to use technology….just ask Ted Stevens.

    (On a side note, I really wish this song got released on vinyl because I would absolutely buy it)

  2. Jim Milles April 30, 2009 at 5:00 pm #

    I’m sorry for dropping out of that argument and leaving you to defend the point I was trying to make. But honestly, I don’t enjoy getting into arguments like that with someone like Roaring_Repub, who refuses to listen. I enjoy debates where both sides are struggling to learn, but the exchange with him was pointless, frustrating, and painful for me. I’m trying to learn to choose my battles more carefully.

  3. David Allen May 1, 2009 at 1:31 am #

    I’m reminded of something a friend of mine told me way back when…. “Just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should.”

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