Tag Archives: Public opinion

Quotation: Henry David Thoreau about fate when owning your own opinion (or labeling by public opinion)

Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) Discuss

Twitter: Virtual Connection To Real Time Broadcasting (69 Characters)

One year after this interview, the usefulness of this social media is validated, by the variety of news agencies, and information. It has been successful in communicating with the rest of the world, from areas where communication was disconnected. I think the most important aspect is that retweeting is an objective tool in identifying of note worthy news, and the trend of public opinion. This is, evidently more realistic than any other means of feedback, personal, or collective.

Like with everything else: Its use is only as worthy as the message and so far I think Twitter got that!