These Arkansas Legislators Have Caught the ‘Digital Fever’!

Hey, did you know that a bunch of Arkansas lawmakers are now using “social media” channels—like these things called “Tweets” and “Blogs”— to get the word out about their activities to their constituents and colleagues? It’s true! And we know it because the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, a news-paper, covered it in a big story today!

That’s right! These lawmakers have “caught the digital fever”!

Of course, a lot of us were pretty much aware of this already, because we are sentient human beings. But this timely story was a helpful way for you to catch up on the phenomenom, now that the legislative session is over, if for some reason it had passed you by until now.

Like, say, if you had missed this. Or if you were not aware of this. Or this. Or this. Or this. Or this. Or this. Or this. Or this. Or this. Or this. Or this. Or this. Or this. Or this. Or this. Or this.

I mean, y’know, just for example, if you’d never seen any of those things before, then yes, this Arkansas Democrat-Gazette story was just what you needed to bring you up to speed on this hot new trend that’s taken over the state Capitol.

Oh, and this is probably a good time to let you know that, if you click on that Arkansas Democrat-Gazette link, it will take you to a page where you can’t actually read the story unless you’re a subscriber. Gosh, maybe one day soon the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette will start employing some of these hot new “web communication” technologies I’ve been reading about in their print edition, like in this story today, and I can read a story like this on the Internet!

God I love newspapers. Y’all gonna miss ‘em when they’re gone.

UPDATE: More from Blake’s Think Tank, where a reader wonders why the ADG didn’t look at a more timely issue: how social media networks allowed for more rapid sharing of information during last week’s tornado activity in western Arkansas.

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4 thoughts on “These Arkansas Legislators Have Caught the ‘Digital Fever’!

  • April 12, 2009 at 8:14 pm
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    I wonder if the captain of that ship who got rescued earlier today off the coast of Somalia will make it home before the newspapers can print the story. I’ll bet he beats ’em.

    I can’t wait to read what I’ve already read!

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  • April 12, 2009 at 8:28 pm
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    When I read a newspaper I feel as if I am holding an archeological artifact in my hands. The idea that I cannot click on an item in the story and get more information on it seems archaic. The inability to type out a response to the article is often frustrating, the lack of comments from others (often better than the original article) is irritating.

    Have you ever wondered how odd it is that a print newspaper is always pushing tripe about how EVIL CONSERVATIVES need to have a smaller carbon footprint, while THEY are the ones using forests worth of paper?

    The motto ought to be “The Democrat-Gazette, Yesterday’s News Tomorrow.”

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  • April 12, 2009 at 10:20 pm
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    Thomas Jefferson quotes:
    Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle.

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  • April 12, 2009 at 10:30 pm
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    More from a true Jeffersonian Democrat…..

    Thomas Jefferson quotes:
    The man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them; inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors

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