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Poll #2: Two Party Politics vs. The Constitution

Since I had some fun with yesterday’s poll, I decided to post a new one on my Facebook and Twitter.

Two Party Politics vs. The Constitution.

Now, when I do these polls, I offer no explanation, no extra colorful text, no opinions, nothing. Just the two topics.

I allow the participants to shape the discussion and present the “facts” as they see them. It makes the whole conversation more interesting to me.

So what do you think? Feel free to post your ideas here in the comments section, to my Twitter account, or on my Facebook page. If this all works out, I may expand it and include illustrations and such. It could be fun.

Poll # 1: Facebook vs. Twitter

I did an informal Twitter post last night, just for fun. “Facebook vs. Twitter. Discuss.”. To me, they are two Internet age apps and that’s the only reason they’re similar. Like I told my old pal Gary yesterday, comparing Twitter and Facebook is like comparing a hammer and a screwdriver. Both of them are tools, too, but you can’t be a builder, carpenter, or general repair person without both. They serve two completely different functions. Granted, my Twitter posts appear on my Facebook page (thanks to my FriendFeed account), but that doesn’t really open up the two for comparison.

Anyway, Facebook won, 8 to 1. I was the 1.

I’ll post the next topic for discussion here shortly. Please feel free to continue discussing this topic in the comments section.

D.U.I. vs D.I.Y. Plates

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I was looking through my Twitter channel and @Pleasesir had typed, “D.I.Y. text plates for the home- http://tinyurl.com/djs5dk .

I thought she typed D.U.I. and I thought, “why?” and proceeded to go there. It’s a neat idea, even if it isn’t bright orange Ohio license plates for your home.



Twitter Scam

It appears that someone named Gary McCaffery is running some kind of pyramid scam involving something called Twetter Getter. If someone promises you 20,000 plus followers on Twitter by giving them your password… what do you do? That’s right, don’t do it. Hasn’t everyone been trained on this Identity Theft 101 scam enough times? Really?

The thing about this that really galls me is that I found out about this nonsense from a Tweet posted by Dave Nelson, the man behind Talkshoe, which is the home of Open Mike, Insert Foot, my weekly podcast. I don’t know at this point if Dave (or some hacker posing as Dave) actually gave out his password, or just retweeted the McCaffery’s Tweet, but either way, this is not a good thing.

If you see this anywhere, let me know who’s Twitter it appears on:

“RT @garymccaffrey has a crazy idea. 19,530 new twitter followers in 30 days? Check it out http://tweetergetter.com/xxxxx”.

Let’s stop this as soon as possible.

Dave Nelsen (or his hacker) just direct messaged me and said “Yeah, there’s some trust involved, isn’t there.”