It's Twitter's Fault!....Venezuela claims.

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posted on Nov, 2 2013 @ 06:17 PM
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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 it.

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 explains.


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 rate.
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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?




posted on Nov, 2 2013 @ 06:30 PM
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Obviously this is the corporate, capitalistic evil gorgon Twitters fault. Anyone can see that they "stole" his followers.


Also Venezuela can't build a large private web based social media outlet because if they did then the government would have to confiscate it anyway. Just like they did the other 1000+ companies since 2002.

Oh yeah, what inflation (sounds like Bernanke to me.)



posted on Nov, 2 2013 @ 07:05 PM
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# Rab....................if you think that Twitter is not part of the mind control apparatus guess again......
The WHOLE thing 90% of the social mileu is a CONSTRUCT.....
There are psychological forces that have been unleashed against us for a century....molding and shaping our thought patterns and actions, our wants and desires......
Id like to know just how much of us is origonal any more.....
Social constructs must be destroyed to free our minds from the involuntary programming....
WE seriously need our own set of psychologists to advise us on defence....but they all work for the establishment....
Look up a broad by the name of Isrbyt on you toob once...any lecture will do to get your head straight to the agenda in play.....
edit on 2-11-2013 by stirling because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 2 2013 @ 07:14 PM
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Just another Tyrant who needs a few misdirection's to consolidate his predecessors grand plans for a socialist utopia.



posted on Nov, 2 2013 @ 07:40 PM
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Typical tactics of ultra Left Wing regimes.

Always blame somebody else for your own failures.

Always find something petty to nit-pick about.



posted on Nov, 2 2013 @ 08:53 PM
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Cause people use twitter to immediately report uprisings, crimes and Syria, it was immediate that the doctors twitted about the massacre. First class people reporting of events. I guess wanna be dictators can't stand that.



posted on Nov, 2 2013 @ 09:05 PM
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xuenchen
Typical tactics of ultra Left Wing regimes.

Always blame somebody else for your own failures.

Always find something petty to nit-pick about.


Wait, that sounds way to familiar.



posted on Nov, 3 2013 @ 08:11 AM
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Perhaps he sees that twitter (which I know virtually nothing about) can kill the economy of a country in a matter of hours by encouraging several different scenarios. The worst in a country teetering on the edge (such as the US, etc.) would be to create a bank run in a matter of minutes.



posted on Nov, 3 2013 @ 09:14 AM
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I'm not seeing Venezuela having that concern when so much else is going wrong there. 50% inflation is breathtaking. I don't even want to ask what a roll of toilet paper or bag of flour costs, I imagine.

Having said that, you raise an excellent point about just how foolish we seem to have become by using computers to watch other computers so they can go on to direct yet more computers to do things. All in nanoseconds, and without human notice, let alone direction.

That Tweet awhile back about an attack on the White House and Obama possibly down and injured was an example I suppose no one should forget for the unbelievable reaction it brought. Most of it, 'Skynet' style with one reaction defining another too fast to track, from a tweet.
edit on 3-11-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: minor correction





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