posted on Nov, 2 2013 @ 06:17 PM
It seems the new Venezuelan President has some issues to sort out. He would seem to think Twitter is the source of what ails him.
"We must achieve independence, and we have to think about deep and radical ways we can free ourselves from multinational corporations (like
Twitter) that control social media," Maduro said at a meeting of his ministers.
This whole free market thing is a pretty hard concept for some folks to grasp, isn't it? Twitter is a company. One of many. Nothing in the world
stops Venezuela from making or sponsoring the creation of their own Twitter, or something even better
...if they have the skill and will to do
Lets see what has him all worked up though? Some...missing followers or something?
Communications Minister Delsy Rodriguez said nearly 6,600 Maduro followers disappeared from the president's account in 10 minutes, though she did
not specify when the incident took place. As of Friday, Maduro's official Twitter account had 1.4 million followers.
I've got a Twitter account but I don't use it much for anything. I do wonder then, if 6,600 out of 1.4 million is a statistically significant
number? I ran it through my handy calculator here and it comes to 0.47%.
Worth all the fuss?
There is the last bit and what makes it tie together, particularly for unrest which is building in that nation, as another part of the article
Opposition figure Henrique Capriles on Saturday asked the president, at a public meeting, why Maduro was more worried by Twitter than Venezuela's
almost 50% inflation
50% inflation isn't a Twitter issue. That's economic disaster and generally from profound internal mismanagement. Our nation may even see that at
some point, although we all hope not.
Is Twitter to blame?