according to emily zager…

Twitter + sarcasm = amusing results.

Posted on: September 12, 2009

Thanks to Twitter and ChicagoNow, I recently received a little bit of online attention.

I gotta admit, I’ve been a hot-and-cold member of the Twitter community since I joined last year.  However, I just discoved that a recent Tweet earned some local press within the past few days.  On September 10, ChicagoNow blogged & shared some comical posts concerning Republican Congressman Joe Wilson’s outburst at the notorious health care press conference. Lo and behold, one of my own Tweets made the cut in this “TweetBuzz: Joe Wilson’s Outburst” article.

[Side note: ChicagoNow, owned by the Chicago Tribune Media Group, “is our online town square, where we talk about the real Chicago with each other. We felt like we should and could do something to connect Chicago’s diverse online voices and create a platform for them so larger audiences could see what we saw.”]   Kudos to riding on top of the social media wave.

Pretty sweet! I’ve bumped into their site a few times in the past, so this development definitely caught my attention. (It was on accident, too; I ironically was Googling my name to get access to this blog.)

  1. Here’s the link to my tweet: http://twitter.com/em_rachel/status/3891621091
  2. Here’s the link to the article: http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/breaking-tweets-chicago/2009/09/tweetbuzz-joe-wilsons-outburst.html

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3 Responses to "Twitter + sarcasm = amusing results."

It’s never wise to google ironically. Better to google sardonically.

Still, congrats!

Haha. This is very true. Thank you!

This is all about the underlying, hideous factor of the racism that is so deeply ingrained in the American character. The attempt to portray this president (Of all people!) as a socialistic, left wing extremist doesn’t even pass the giggle test for people who have bothered to pay attention to their times and their history. Let’s face it – Franklin D. Roosevelt, he ain’t! They can’t obstruct his agenda with a manufactured scandal regarding his personal life, as they did with Bill Clinton. eleven years ago. Their only hope is for enough of the American people to become really frightened by the Big, Bad Negro Commie. An ironic description when one takes into consideration how boringly moderate Obama really is.

Think about this: In the last presidential campaign only one of the nominees of the two major political parties was born in the United States – Barack Obama – John McCain was born in Panama. Do you find it as revealing as I do that it was the black guy had his citizenship called into question? How much more proof do we need of the overt racism that is inherent in that party – or in our own country for that matter? Honestly, this isn’t rocket science, folks!

But wait! It gets better! Now Glenn Beck is slated to become the Martin Loony King of the Far Right thanks to his stupid “March on Washington” yesterday.

Isn’t life interesting?

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Tom Degan
Goshen, NY

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Emily received her BA in Advertising & Public Relations from Loyola University Chicago in May 2010. She is inquisitive by nature and loves to surround herself with new situations, people and the world around her.

Emily is a lifelong dancer, a current ballroom dance instructor, and lover of all things social media. She's currently searching for a new career opportunity in PR, event planning or advertising. Take a peek at her musings about media, branding & the PR indsutry.

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