#freetotweet inspires inanity (and some intelligent thoughts)
The #freetotweet contest offered students age 14-22 the chance to win a $5,000 scholarship by tweeting their support of the First Amendment. The results?
- Celebrities joined in to endorse the contest and voice their support. Especially country singers, of course.
- — Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley)Thu, Dec 15 2011 08:47:20Today is the 220th anniversary of the first amendment. And Therefore I sing what I want, the way I want tp. ://t.co/0eMFBNmv #freetotweet
- Then there were gems of inanity:
- — Jack Robertson (@wackyjacky456)Thu, Dec 15 2011 10:56:55
- Some actually read the contest rules and knew you could link to other media:
- — Carlina (@inGodsheart)Thu, Dec 15 2011 10:58:23My name is Carlina Williams and below is the link to the song I wrote to celebrate the First Amendment. #FreeToTweet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXJDqsgBzoY&feature=youtu.be …om/watch?v=pXJDqsgBzoY&feature=youtu.be
- Others took the opportunity to express their politics:
- — J9 (@Skeptical_Lady)Thu, Dec 15 2011 10:55:28
- — Derek Blalock (@derek_blalock)Thu, Dec 15 2011 10:58:3625 years ago, ronald reagan was president, we had johnny cash and bob hope. Now we have no hope, no cash, And we're all barroke #FreeToTweet
- Some people totally bought into the myth of an all-powerful Twitter verse that can change the world (or commented on the irony).
- — Faithful Okoye (@FaithfulOkoye)Thu, Dec 15 2011 11:05:42Imagine endless possibilities: we're free to express ourselves and we have the technology like twitter to reach the world. #FreeToTweet
- — Lily Alberts (@lmalberts13)Thu, Dec 15 2011 11:21:46Whatever naysayers of social media claim, 2011 has been a year to show its salience and importance in today's world; glad we're #freetotweet
- Others noted the current threats to the Bill of Rights and freedom to tweet:
- — Eden (@geeky_ramblings)Thu, Dec 15 2011 11:05:12
- — Greg Galant (@gregory)Thu, Dec 15 2011 11:08:43RT @JJMalina: The best birthday gift the Bill of Rights can get today is the American people telling Congress that NDAA and SOPA violate it #FreeToTweet
- — Sam Geduldig™ (@AngeredPopulist)Thu, Dec 15 2011 11:30:01
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