Di Rayze Nuhk Amerike, recorded by Der Austiner Klezmer Bund Orkester for the Semper Phonograph Company on an Edison Wax Cylinder Recording Machine, June 17, 2014
"A controversial abortion bill was blocked after a day of high political drama in Texas that began with a marathon filibuster speech and ended with a raucous public protest fanned by a nationwide social media attention." — The Guardian (UK)
"This is an exquisite moment in Texas Politics." — Jonathan Tilove, Austin American-Statesman.
Our panelists were there when social media techniques turned a local political debate into a personality-filled global phenomenon. At our South by Southwest Interactive (SxSWi) 2014 panel we’ll review the key events, separate the real from the rumor, and discuss both the successful and the famously failed tactics.
"In the social media age, there’s no such thing as local politics anymore. Even a law that would only affect one state or county or city can easily become a meme online and put a spotlight on an issue that people might care passionately about even if it’s not in their backyard. Case in point: #StandWithWendy." — Wired
Clockwise from left: Texas State Senators John Whitmire, Royce West, and Robert Duncan (presiding), Parliamentarian Karina Davis. Photo credit inanityofsanity.com.
Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte in the queue to speak. Photo credit inanityofsanity.com.
"Twitter may not want to be seen as a media entity, but when news breaks and traditional media outlets are not around — as in Texas and Turkey — it quickly becomes the only media source that matters." — GigaOm
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