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‘Twitter, Mtwitter!’: Turkish Prime Minister’s 9 Craziest Quotes About Social Media

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Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan really doesn’t like social media. This is social media according to him.

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

I saw this article by Mashable via Google +. This guy is totally missing the boat. I can understand his feeling that anyone can say anything on social media, and the public could deem it true. He’s implying that it’s propoganda by the masses. Fair enough. But instead of trying to shut it down (thus shutting down freedom of speech or freedom of press, which I will admit that I don’t know if that’s considered a human right in Turkey), he should be embracing social media. Put out your own message for yourself! Add your own propoganda to the mix! Start a valid conversation with those online who are "problematic" to resolve issues and find a happy medium. Use Twitter and social media as a platform and means of diplomacy. It’s really a missed opportunity on his part. 


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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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