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Why do people need Twitter? Blogs?
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Jan 11, 2013, 05:00 PM
 
Since we're having discussions about fundamental human rights (speech, self-defense, etc.) and NEED, why not include some other parts of the Bill of Rights for discussion?
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Jan 11, 2013, 05:03 PM
 
I'm confused. Do people claim they NEED twitter?
     
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Jan 11, 2013, 07:35 PM
 
Some argue Twitter is becoming a utility, like the power company, or Google.
     
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Jan 11, 2013, 07:41 PM
 
Very brief arguments, I'd imagine.
     
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Jan 14, 2013, 11:14 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Some argue Twitter is becoming a utility, like the power company, or Google.
Anyone worth listening to?
     
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Jan 14, 2013, 11:21 AM
 
I don't get the premise: I don't think Twitter is vital to free speech. Blogs are, but you cannot shut down »all blogs«. I don't even get Twitter.
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Jan 14, 2013, 11:45 AM
 
Twitter is just a medium. To some people, twitter is easier than a blog, and as shown by recent international events, more accessible and easier to distribute.

Free Press and Free Speech is adapting from the print world. Censorship is censorship. So I wouldn't say that twitter itself is the right, but free speech. Same rules apply whether it is Twitter, a blog, or the Boston Globe. It's a venue, an outlet.
     
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Jan 14, 2013, 01:24 PM
 
Twitter is to the First what 10-round-limited magazines are to the Second. Open your eyes, sheeple!
     
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Jan 14, 2013, 01:25 PM
 
Hope the OP is dropping by soon.
     
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Jan 14, 2013, 07:14 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Hope the OP is dropping by soon.
lol nope
     
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Jan 14, 2013, 08:14 PM
 
What do you guys think about cats?
     
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Jan 14, 2013, 10:26 PM
 
Read my blog, you'll find out.
     
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Jan 15, 2013, 06:30 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Anyone worth listening to?
Sure.

People certainly want them to behave that way, and squak pretty hard when they don't.
     
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Jan 15, 2013, 10:04 AM
 
Originally Posted by Uncle Skeleton View Post
lol nope
He even posted on the forums yesterday. Prime example of a post and run and a Rule 8. Lock this shit.

Originally Posted by subego View Post
Sure.
Ok then.
     
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