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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:34 PM

At CES, (Bill) Clinton says social media help fuel, solve global policy debates

Source: Vegas Inc (Las Vegas Sun)

... "When I became president, the average cellphone weighed five pounds," Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States, told an audience this morning at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. "When I took office there were 50 sites on the Internet. More than that has been added since I started talking."

... While he said technology can provide better access to information, people have to be willing to listen. Clinton said too often social networks become ideological cocoons. "The only remaining bigotry we have is we just don't want to be around people who disagree with us," Cllnton said. "We have been sorting ourselves out by our beliefs in a way that weakens our diversity and the potential of the country."

Clinton criticized the gun lobby, for example, saying it has helped overturn the assault weapons ban passed while he was in office by a campaign of fear and misinformation aimed at rural Americans.

"I grew up in this hunting culture but this is nuts," said the former governor of Arkansas. "Why does anyone need a 30-round clips for a gun? Why do they need a 100-round clips?"

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:39 PM

1. Pretty good on CES...You could hear worse speakers at a convention

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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:17 PM

2. Former President Clinton speaks at an international electronics trade show

about how technology is moving everyone forward.

Meanwhile, former president Bush speaks at an exclusive Caymans shindig on how to avoid taxes in your preferred country.

Stark difference, no?

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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:22 PM

3. CES is crap on technology, good on zing. Yay Big Damn Dog! nt

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:34 PM

4. I disagree that social media is a coccoon,

On Facebook the right's Facebook pages and newsfeeds can't maintain cocoon. Unlike talk radio, where the coccoon is maintained by not putting people on and or hanging up. The only way to do coccoon on facebook is to only like, or comment in a secret Facebook group. And no sharing.

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