In times like these, you really need to keep yourself informed. It is one of the responsibilities that come with living in a democracy.
It is not enough to complain about the bizarre situation in the United States. Even though I am Canadian, it is really important to keep informed.
One new way I am trying to keep informed is by setting up a special Twitter list on American politics. My list is growing daily and it includes many of the dominant opposition voices to the current regime in Washington. I am also including Donald Trump’s account on the list. His tweets are objectionable, but again, it is important to see what he is putting out. A Twitter list is like your own specialized information channel. I use them frequently to focus my feed on specific topics.
I am also using Scoop.it to share the tweets and articles I find important. Keeping informed is part of our responsibility, sharing what we find is also essential.
Apart from developing my new Twitter list, I am also signing up for more political blogs and collecting them for my daily unroll.me e-mail. Again, it is really important to channel as much relevant information as possible to keep aware of a political situation that changes daily.
My list will continue to grow. I need to create a really good news channel through Twitter and at the same time, I want to follow and support those out there that are doing their best to stand in opposition to the current American political situation.
You can do your part – follow my list or create your own.
Whatever you do, stay informed!