Headline November 09, 2016/ ''' Twiddle -*TWEET*- Toots '''

''' Twiddle -*TWEET*- Toots '''

PHEW -PHEWWW-..... MAN!....and -phew!  Now where the hell are those brave Pakistani students that you all keep telling me about? 
!Scared Stiff?

NOW GIRLS, where the hell is Merium, Rabo, Haleema, Dee, Sarah,Aqsa, Saima, Sanyia, Nina,  Eman  Dusyarn Tini/Malaysia, Ali, Hussain, Haider, Ehsen, Shahzaib, Salar, Fahad, Noman, Mustafa, Faizan? Hasaan? Omer?

& who by the way is manning the Twitter for !WOW!?   Where is the policy on  *Tweets and Twitter?*:
AbuBakr/Sweden? Reza/Canada? Vishnu/India? Toby/China? Hannyia/ Ireland? Merium/Singapore?
Twiddling your thumbs is likely to get you No-where?

Lets  brain-storm some great and wise policy on *Tweets & Twitter*  and lets get shining on the research, narrative and content
*Great things must be attempted. Great things must be done*..  

AMERICA IS ALL ABUZZ   -with Toots and Tweets. Just about all the political contestants have turned into *social media stars.*The World Students Society, wishes this great nation well.

Research on whether tweets can change voters minds is inconclusive, but a large study of America's congressional elections in 2012 showed that politically charged Facebook messages substantially increased voters turnout.

And social networks role in spreading information is bound to grow. A third of European use such platforms everyday up from fifth in 2010.. 

Half of them think it is a good way to have their say on political issues. Centrist  *students and  politicians*   should stop twiddling their thumbs and get tweeting.

LIKE MOST STUDENTS, -POLITICIANS  these days know how to compose a tweet and post a  Facebook update. *Some are even competent selfie-takers*.

Yet Europe's mainstream lawmakers are badly loosing the battle for online attention to politicians from the populist right and the far left.

On average, a  Facebook message from UKIP, a British  Eurosceptic party, received around  4,000  ''likes''   this year  -double that of the ruling Conservatives.

France's right-wing  National Front beat the Socialist Party by  five to one on the same measure. MEPS in Europe of Nations and Freedom, an anti-EU group, have many more Twitter followers than their politically centrist peers.

Each of their Tweets are is shared an average of  28 times,  compared with the six  for mainstream politicians. The far left is as competent as the right. The swift rise of Spain's Podemos and  Italy's Five Star Movement owes much to  smart social media campaigns.

Why are strongly left and right-wing parties so popular on social networks? 

One reason is that they are prolific. One recent October Marine Le Pen, the leader of the National Front, tweeted  626 times.  Italy's Northern League posted on social media once every six minutes same month, on average.

Populists also interact with supporters better than mainstream parties do, says Jamie Bartlett of Demos, a think tank in London. 
Until recently, a 16 years old girl ran the Twitter account of the English Defence League, a virulently anti-Islamist outfit. 
She worked long days posting messages and responding to them.

Social media reward starkness, not subtlety. 
Ms Le. Pen's tweeting ''Bye-Bye Schengen''  in last September was shared 600 times.
By contrast, a message from Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, calling for more co-ordination between Europe's home and foreign policies went largely unnoticed.  

Politicians on the fringes can react to news faster than their moderate counterparts, whose statements are carefully scrutinised before publication. 

Matten Salvini of the  Northern League is often quick on Italy's latest immigration problem.  

Populists are spurred on by a sense of victimhood and tend to get more ''fired up''  than the mainstream, explains Peter Neumann of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at King's College, London.

Parties of left and right do not just make noise online, they also use social media to organise their supporters. One report from Demos shows that over a quarter of online supporters of far right parties had taken part in a protest in the part of six months.

Social Media are also handy for raising money.

Just last year,  *Golden Dawn*, a Greek neo-Nazi party, has a  ''Christmas fund raising drive''  on Facebook.

Do, Does Students Do Digital?

With respectful and loving dedication to the Students, Professors and Teachers of Pakistan. See Ya all on !WOW!  -the World Students Society and Twitter-!E-WOW!   -the Ecosystem 2011:

''' The Best Disinfectant '''

Good Night and God Bless

SAM Daily Times - the Voice of the Voiceless


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