Friday, April 09, 2010

Using Haikus to Create a Twitterstorm

For compulsive tweeters and facebookers, such as me, it now turns out that social media like Twitter is being used as a tool for stirring up "Twitterstorms". Wassthat? Like in the case of Glen Lee Beck (According to Wikipedia, Glenn Lee Beck "(born February 10, 1964) is an American conservative radio and television host, political commentator, author, and entrepreneur." )

Seems Beck-boy has created a stir among the church-going folk by asking them to boycott churches where priests preach about "social or economic justice," euphemism he expounds for Communism and Nazism. That's nothing. In Kerala we have confirmed Marxist priests who pepper their speeches with Marxian dialectic materialism.

According this post in mediaite, "The group Jewish Funds for Justice, took umbrage at Beck's "social justice" comments a few weeks ago, has created what they're calling a "Beck Twitterstorm". Every minute from 9 am this morning till 9 am tomorrow, the group will be Tweeting anti-Beck Haikus at the man himself. The poems were written by like-minded people and collected over the past week on, a website set up by the group."

A Haiku submitted by a contributor named Glen Sucks in reads thusly:

Stigmatize the poor
write it in chalk, it's easy
as they have no voice.

Go there, there's even more.

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