Mike Huckabee News
Aug 09 2012
Last week, I poked some fun at Twitter’s new method of predicting political winners by analyzing Tweets. Now, I have some expert opinion to prove that the Internet gives you a distorted view of reality. Gregory Ferenstein of the computer website TechCrunch.com is shooting down the idea that Internet social media sites reflect reality. He notes that young people and liberals tend to be early adapters of new technology. Older people and conservatives join later, if at all, but they actually work for candidates and show up to vote. Ferenstein notes that for all the talk about the youth vote, if nobody under 30 had voted for Obama, he still would have won all but two of the states that he did. In fact, if he depended entirely on his Twitter feed for news, he’d believe that Chick-Fil-A was unpopular, gay marriage was legal and Ron Paul was President. The moral: they call it “virtual reality” for a reason. If you want to know the mood of real America, turn off the laptop, and VISIT America.
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