Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Everyday Citizens

The nation of Sweden tried an experiment with its official twitter feed: handing it off to a random Swede each week. Sounds like a fun, funky idea -- until one of them spent her week asking about those strange Jew-people she's heard so much about.

You know, say what you will about Americans, but we're smart enough to know in advance that a similar project with random American citizens would end in similar disaster.

Meanwhile, I am in agreement with those who say that the list of messages isn't hostile or anti-Semitic, just profoundly clueless. But still -- not exactly a shining moment. (Via WWPD).

1 comment:

PG said...

That was hilarious, I just wish you'd presented it in reverse of the screen cap order (i.e. penis comment first). I wonder why the tweets are written in English when that's clearly not her first language.

William F. Buckley did say he'd rather be governed by the first 500 names in the Boston phone book, not that he'd want them running the PR.