Many people are wondering how did former Vice President Dick Cheney end up with his current Twitter account? Is it because he used to be really popular in Internet circles? What do some of his fans think? And why is there apparently a Twitter profile for “Bernie Sanders”? These are only some of the questions you may be interested in.
It turns out that former VP candidate Dick Cheney actually has a Twitter account. His is not the White House Twitter account but rather a personal one where people can read his latest postings. Apparently he got the idea while watching Comedy Centrals show “The Daily Show” last year. When he saw the screenwriter on the set that is currently directing the movie version of his life, he must have figured that this was a great way to stay in touch. He also uses the account to post daily thoughts and trivia facts about the world around him. Not too many people are aware that there actually is a twitter account for the Vice President of the United States.
The question is does anyone really use it? The answer to that question is no one knows the answer to that question. The chances are good that he doesn't either because keeping up with his many social networking friends on Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, and so forth could take up all of his free time. Besides he probably already has enough friends in those social networking sites!
The odds are good that he doesn't have a Twitter account because most people don't use social networking as an effective way to communicate. He may have a separate phone line for that purpose but probably does not use it much. He is probably very busy dealing with the world as it exists today and not as it was years ago when he was elected to the Vice Presidency. For that matter, he probably keeps his own personal email address for that purpose.
So the conclusion that can be drawn is that there is nothing new in sight for the man who made “incep TV.” The only thing that he did accomplish was to make himself a more popular figure on the internet by using social media to his advantage. Unfortunately, not a lot of people take the job of trying to make themselves better or more famous than they do others. They rather do the same old thing and keep doing it. Bernie Sanders found a new way to do it and other people are now trying to do the same.
It appears to me, though, that we may be entering an era when the mass media will become more of a social networking site. This has been predicted many times over but it appears we are finally . . . . . . seeing some of the signs of this new trend. Just as social networking websites such as Facebook and MySpace are becoming more like mini-empires, so is the case with Twitter. As these new social media platforms become more robust and sophisticated, they are likely to adopt more advanced methods of interaction, which will leave most of their competitors behind. In fact, as we move into the future, I wouldn't be surprised to see more of the major media players turn to the world of social media as a means to interact with their audience.