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Old 07-29-2011, 07:11 PM
 
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President Barack Obama takes debt battle to Twitter, loses more than 40,000 followers in one day (http://www.nydailynews.com/tech_guide/2011/07/29/2011-07-29_bams_spam_president_barack_obama_takes_debt_bat tle_to_twitter_loses_more_than_20.html - broken link)

President Obama brought his debt battle to Twitter and he lost – more than 40,000 Twitter followers.

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Many members of the Twitterati took to the social media platform to voice their annoyance over the barrage of partisan tweets. A search for “@BarackObama unfollow” turned up scores of irritated posts.

“Honestly, @BarackObama, I’m going to have to unfollow you if you don’t stop filing up my Twitter inbox soon,” tweeted Bostonian @melisthreadgill, a self-described “Progressive activist”.

“Can’t believe I had to unfollow @BarackObama for spamming Twitter. Really, really strange behavior,” wrote @Arevill inConnecticut.

“I want to unfollow @BarackObama but his desperation is too entertaining,” tweeted @rdpatrick of Lavonia, Georgia.


To note - he still has over 9 million followers. So he's not hurting in this area too much.
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:12 PM
 
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They gave up trying to decipher ebonics.
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:16 PM
 
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Oops - this was not supposed to happen... Republican Congressman see gains in their Twitter following.

A Senate Republican staffer told National Journal that Republican Senators, in total, added about 6,500 new followers throughout the afternoon.

"Thanks @BarackObama for pushing @RoyBlunt over 11,000 followers today!" tweeted Amber Marchand, communications director for Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.

"Looking forward to all the new followers @BarackObama sends my way today in his Twitter spam campaign," tweeted Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C.


Obama Takes to the Cyber-Bully Pulpit
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:22 PM
 
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Obama's twitter spam is finally waking up some of the sheeple. It was a disruptive and highly intrusive attempt at manipulation that clearly backfired.
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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ROFL..someone called our President a cyber-bully ?
ROFL..imagine when the government does take over the internet..oh the spam we're gonna get !
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:12 PM
 
Location: California
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Tweeting is for idiots anyway.
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:16 PM
 
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A President Tweeting? WTF

SOB

My goodness I better control myself before I see helicopters and knock or kick on my door.

Oba...... I cant even type his POS name any more.
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:18 PM
 
Location: California
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A President Tweeting? WTF

SOB

My goodness I better control myself before I see helicopters and knock or kick on my door.

Oba...... I cant even type his POS name any more.
You realize it's not actually OBAMA pushing the buttons right?
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:50 PM
 
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They gave up trying to decipher ebonics.
If I had more patience I'd do a search to see if you ever got up in arms about being called a racist.

Obama lost followers because the account sent out about 100+ tweets yesterday. When accounts do that, people unfollow and then come back when things calm down else they can't read their feeds.
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