What do you make of the role that social media are playing in the latest Mideast conflict?

Both Israel and Hamas are using Twitter to taunt each other and promote their own sides of the quickly growing conflict in Gaza. Today’s Question: What do you make of the role that social media are playing in the latest Mideast conflict?

  • Rich

    In other words, the context, not the content, of the argument determines the best medium for the message. Hey, I think I tweeted.

  • Gary F

    Anytime you can get around the gatekeepers in the government-media complex whether in our country or in Israel-Gaza, even though it is filled with as much mis-information as the government media complex is a good thing.

  • Jim G

    This will test the truism of the childhood rhythm I remember from an earlier age,”Sticks and stones may brake my bones, but words can never hurt me.”

  • Ann

    Has social media changed any of the bias in the news that we get about anything? I doubt it.

  • GregX

    shared ideas are bullet proof. bravery comes from confidence which comes from others. technology is a connecting path. Do It.

  • Jim G

    This will test the truism of the childhood RHYME I remember from an earlier age,”Sticks and stones may brake my bones, but words can never hurt me.”

    It makes more sense when I catch the misspelling before I post the words.

  • Nina

    @Jim G

    I think you meant “break”.

    They need to share some music and bud.

  • david

    Social media is annoying at best. Who is subscribing to hamas’s tweets, or even isrial’s for that matter? Only those who choose to reconfirm what they want to believe.

  • Jim G

    Yep. I was packing for deer hunting this morning.So much for multi-tasking. I’m looking at a doe as I’m typing this. Have a great weekend.

  • Linda in Plymouth

    Minnesotans should learn the truths. We have Iran supplying Hamas, the equivalent of BinLaden’s Al Quida with longer range missiles to hit Jerusalem. USA give 2 billion to Egypt that has just called Israel citizens “animals” ACT for AMERICA dot com should be seen by all before we are next target, oh wait_ Hamas radicals in Palestine and Iran have both called America #1 Satan and Israel #2 Satan and our leader sits on his basketball court eating well and sleeping warm, doing little. Ever since Benghazi atrtack that has gone unaswered, our enemies see America’s weakness and so they show it with Hamas firing 327 rockets into Israel..imagine if rockets flew into new Jersey(same size) and our allies in Canada sat quiet?

    I ask MPR to exclude posts from any neo Nazi’s posting here that bash Israel and who side with our enemies.

  • Emery

    I’ll bite on the troll…… Did you get bored with the birth certificate thing?

    Republicans have fun chasing your tail on this one. Despite 4 years plus of the right trying to dig for an Obama scandal there has been nothing- Birth Certificates, Rezko, College Grades, Indonesian Madrassa, Kenyan, Muslim, Un American now add Bhengazi. This effort to de legitimize him hasn’t worked, and some portion of America is still in disbelief that the country elected (and re elected) Mr Obama so therefore there is conspiracy afoot. That bubble burst last week and we can all sit back and watch the civil war unfolding among the Republicans. Maybe Karl Rove, Dick Morris and the others at Fox news can tell you what really happened since they are so good at noting trends, analysing facts and predicting outcomes.

  • John

    Israel wants the Gaza strip. They have taken all of the other parts of the occupied territories and the Gaza prison is next. We will sit and let it happen because our news media is controlled by the Israeli lobby.

  • Bill

    Like Benjamin Netanyahu said, “American is Isreal’s bitch” and that is a direct quote. Check it out on youtube.