Sheikh Abdul Latif Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh, head of Saudi Arabia’s religious police has warned citizens against using Twitter.
Tweet to “SNYtv … and whatever that number sign is.” - Keith Hernandez
I don’t think the dictionary really matters that much to CBS Sports commentator Tim Brando. At least not based on anything he wrote during a Twitter tirade today that lasted a few hours and, as I type this, is still going on.
Now, when I think about heroism, as I happen to do as the author of a book and co-host of a podcast on the topic, here’s the sort of thing I have in mind:
People act heroically when they make a potentially life-altering sacrifice or put themselves at some serious risk and they need not have done so. Most often, today, heroes are those whose actions are seen to benefit others; in the classical sense, however, heroism included a broader range of martial actions or feats of endurance that were not necessarily other-regarding.
There’s more to say, obviously, but that’s a quick first pass at a definition. It’s interesting and potentially very fruitful to debate particular heroes and definitions of heroic actions — and, obviously, I’m counting on it for the success of my book — but it’s noteworthy that Brando seems not to have offered a definition at all, despite claiming that his Twitter tirade was all due to his deep care for definitions.
“his deep care for definitions.” LOL!
Look who joined Twitter.
Look out, fellow Jews; Donald Trump is on to us! We used to be able to just change our names and blend right in.
Anthony Weiner’s new Twitter account
The Internet and immediacy. A 2013 best-of list in March.
Sohaib Athar live tweeted the raid that resulted in Osama Bin Landen death, by accident.
Twitter turns 7, releases its greatest hits video. - @MeenaGanesan
What Twitter looked like seven years ago today.
And the Twitter feud continues…