Venezuelan prez Hugo Chávez has decided that the best way to counter online criticism of his regime is to create a Twitter account via which he can disseminate his socialist vision in bite-sized insights. According to Bloomberg, Chávez has described net attacks on his leadership as "terrorism", and his counter-terrorism arsenal …
At last a reason to get a twitter account
Dear old Hugo manages to hop the thin dividing line between absolute genius and total lunacy on a regular basis. And regardless of which side of the line he is on, Hugo manages to remain entertaining throughout, the perfect combination of Karl Marx and Groucho Marx if you will.
If Hugo doesn't manage to get more followers than the patron saint of twitter, Stephen Fry, then there is something wrong with the planet.
How can a man known for his talk show that last until he has run out of things to say and his incredibly long speeches say anything in 140 characters?
#neoliberation, #globalization, #participatory_democracy, #socialism, #venezuala, #america_is_utterly_evil_and_should_be_destroyed, #revoloution (145 chars!)
Here's Chavez' twitter page
Too many tweets...
"I’m sure he’ll break records for numbers of followers.”
I'm sure he will. I don't use Twitter, but I assume a "follower" is someone who has subscribed to your trite banalities. Won't this include people who hate you enough to want to see what cretinous bullshit you're going to come out with next? I would follow this lunatic, just to watch him flush Venezuela down the toilet some more (when the oil runs out!). Hopefully he won't drag the entire Andean region down with him.
Mao had his Little Red Book..
maybe we can collect his outpourings into a volume as well.
I vote for "The Big Book of Twits"