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    Long Live the 'Cuban Twitter'

    Cubans have lived on an information desert island for more than 50 years. Ten million people, once a vibrant part of the world — in tune with it and contributing to it, receiving information and even immigrants — were cut off soon after Fidel Castro took over in 1959. That … More

    Target Twitter: Turkey’s Government’s War on Social Media

    Last week, the Turkish government of Prime Minister Recep Tayjip Erdogan became the latest regime to attempt to stem the social media Twitter tide. What sparked this latest crackdown? Turkish Twitter users have been busy sharing inconvenient information about official corruption prior to this weekend’s municipal elections. In a broader … More

    Heritage Wins Tweetie Award for Best Use of Twitter

    Twitter recognized The Heritage Foundation’s digital team for its creative use of the micro-blogging platform today in an award ceremony hosted by Twitter DC. Heritage won a Tweetie Trophy for Best Use of Rich Media in a Promoted Tweet. Twitter singled out a tweet from the @Heritage handle that shared … More

    Top 10 Tweets of 2013

    It’s time to look back at our year in tweets. It’s been fun conversing with all of our supporters – and even some of our detractors – on the issues that matter to you. Thanks for helping us gain more than 117,000 new followers in 2013! We want to honor … More

    What Do Some Conservatives Think of the Ryan-Murray Budget? Top Tweets

    Conservative Members of Congress gathered Wednesday to talk with national press and bloggers about the Ryan-Murray budget and Obamacare, amongst other issues. Missed out on the live event hosted by Heritage? Don’t worry. You can watch the conversation here and read some of the top tweets below. When the deal … More

    10 Random Things That Are #MoreSuccessfulThanObamacare

    Taxpayers spent $634,320,919 for a contractor to build the glitch-prone HealthCare.gov website only to watch it become a colossal failure (much like the rest of Obamacare). Yesterday, we poked fun with a parody video. Today, Twitter erupted with it’s own mocking of the President’s health-care law. The hashtag #MoreSuccessfulThanObamacare began trending this afternoon … More

    Who Do Members of Congress Follow on Twitter? Heritage, For One

    The Heritage Foundation ranks among one of the most-followed Twitter accounts by Members of Congress, according to a new report published in New York Magazine. With 97 percent of Congressmen and women active on Twitter, this demonstrates the importance of communicating @Heritage policy research online. The @Heritage account boasts more … More

    How to Win the Internet: Sharing Stories -- and Maybe a Few Cats

    Cat pictures go viral because that is the language of the Internet, according to the four creative content producers who were panelists at this week’s Heritage Foundation Bloggers Briefing. But how do cat memes relate to policy research? “If you’re a reporter or if you’re a communication person or if … More

    Diplomacy in 140 Characters: U.S. Social Media Efforts Ineffective

    Diplomacy is evolving. “Warriors of the cyber heights can more effectively use information to drive the debate, galvanize action, or befuddle the masses,” Heritage’s James Carafano points out in his book Wiki at War. According to a “Twiplomacy” report by public relations firm Burson-Marsteller, the world’s leaders and diplomatic services … More

    War of Tweets: The State Department Takes on Islamists

    Twitter and other social media are the new battle ground in the war of ideas between Islamist radicals and the U.S. State Department. Since July 17, Islamist tweeters and the State Department’s Digital Outreach Team (DOT) have been dueling on Twitter. The DOT is part of the State Department’s Center … More