Donald Trump: Twitter Fingers

Donald Trump: Twitter Fingers

Twitter beef isn’t new. Drake vs. Meek Mill. Kim Kardashian vs. Taylor Swift. Azealia Banks vs. Iggy Azalea/Rihanna, etc.

But there is a new twitter beef that has been brewing for the last two-three years and it would be safe to say that it’s the most important one: Donald Trump vs. America.

The man who went from incredibly arrogant businessman to president-elect to President of the United States of America has utilized twitter in ways no other president – or even politician- before him has. Some say that he uses twitter as a way to vent all of his “feelings” but others truly believe the man is a social media genius.

Putting opinions aside, it’s important to analyze the way in which a man like Donald Trump has harnessed social media to further his message.

Like any good social media manager, he tweets by a strict schedule, usually every morning, on the events that took place the day before.

He also, keeps his tweets relatively devoid of profanity. Which, despite what we really know about the man, denotes some sort of professionalism.

But it’s also just smart to note that Trump understands the effect that social media has on the American people, considering that most of our information now comes from social media due to convenience and general growing distrust in conventional news media sources.

Other major news outlets have taken it upon themselves to digest the way in which Donald Trump has succeeding in making twitter his main voice. The New York Times published this article dissecting the social media “genius” that is Donald Trump.

Aside from all of this, it’s incredibly important to archive or collect the words that our president says because oftentimes, as he’s proved, they are real and hold weight. In order to truly understand what this means now within our socio-political context and what it will mean for our political system in the future, organizations have begun to record everything that it is Donald Trump says. Like this online archive that has permanently saved and organized everything that it is Donald Trump has ever publicly said.

It will be interesting to see where he goes from here.




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UNT Eagle Strategies

Class members of the social media class in the Mayborn School of Journalism