122 votes

Ben Swann Currently In FIRST Place In Shorty Awards For #journalist Category! If You Have Twitter Vote For Him!

And retweet my tweet on it: https://twitter.com/usernamenuse/status/294167918093139968

BUT DON'T JUST RETWEET you have to vote yourself for it to count! see directions below!

HE IS NOW IN FIRST PLACE BUT NEEDS A MARGIN TO MAKE SURE HE STAYS THERE!!

You have to use his username when you vote for him, which is: @Fox19BenSwann and you need to go through their link, making sure it is category #journalist and that you give a reason why or it won't be counted. Here is their link: http://shortyawards.com/category/journalist

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Michael Nystrom's picture

+354 Votes

Good work people. When does the voting end?

http://shortyawards.com/category/journalist

Bump

It would be great to see him win this...

Someone not as paranoid as I am care to clarify/help?

Before they accept my vote, I get the following:

You're about to authorize your first app! Sweet!
Authorize Shorty Awards to use your account?

This application will be able to:
Read Tweets from your timeline.
See who you follow, and follow new people.
Update your profile.
Post Tweets for you.

The bottom 2 that are in bold are the ones that concern me the most. They can mean TWO VERY DIFFERENT things - depending on how you read them. While I DO realize how WE"RE SUPPOSED to read and understand them, I have a feeling that this can be flipped around to the other meaning in the future - regardless of HOW or WHAT I thought they meant.

Call me paranoid, but I've had my fair share of Sneakware downloaded enough times, and blatantly lied to before installing a program where said program proceeds to add & install "searches" & "toolbars"(& who knows what else) AFTER specifically clicking on the box that I DO NOT consent.

I read through all the comments & didn't read one concern or mention about this, so if anyone can maybe shed some light?

Yeah, I don't like that either. But I created my twitter acct

for this sort of thing. You don't even have to use your real name. My real name is not 'usernamenuse' for example....

But if you see anything weird coming from my twitter stream, someone else is posting it. That is likely why you see 'friends' advertising twitter aps, as well.

You can go into your settings and take them out again when the contest is over, but it is what it is until then.

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

I also read the part of

removing the application in the "settings", section. However, I believe the contest isn't over until April? That's a long time. Thanks anyway.

Look who voted for Ben!

https://twitter.com/aimeeallen/status/294708937469612032

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

bump

....again

Good & Bad.

Current placing of nominees:

From the main page

http://i.imgur.com/rcjLBrg.jpg

From the nominee page

http://i.imgur.com/eVIIJpr.jpg

See the problem?

Expect possible foul play.

interesting, unless that is just an old picture on the main page

..

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

Okay, the main page list has been updated.

Ben's properly displayed. That's good.

done

and done!

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

I'm in.....

I nominated because "his presentations promote/encourage the lost virtue of self-education!"

RT me, and follow me ;)

https://twitter.com/The_AnaBaptist/status/294981922248085504

now 290--235...

i voted

but my comments didnt appear after submitting. I tried it again exact to required specs, still nothing.
Maybe it takes longer to for it to publish.

You all are wonderful!!

We're doing it!!

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

Michael Nystrom's picture

Way out in front 285 votes now to 235 for second

http://shortyawards.com/category/journalist

Nice work everyone. Don't let up. Thanks to sailingaway for making this happen.

305 to 236 after I just voted for Ben

Hope he wins!

Thank YOU for giving it this visibility!

:-D

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

Wow we are doing it

Michael keep this on the front page and we need to keep posting this to Facebook walls and other RP websites. were gonna freaking win this thing. The power of the DP!!!!!!

Ben now leads by a margin of 6 to 5

283 votes vs 235 for Amber Lyon

146 votes for distant 3rd place.

Pandas eat bugs.

Now in First!

As of 8:30 this morning, Ben Swann is in 1st place! Well earned, but not the least of what he deserves. Ben is an incredible journalist. I look forward to his continued devotion to the liberty movement in the future.

Ben Swann 1st For Shorty!

Way to go DP! But like any poll, those who haven't voted for him to win this Shorty Award, still need to. As stated below, nominations close: February 10, 2013

Of note: "A tweet without a reason for the nomination will not be counted."

Author of Buy Gold and Silver Safely
Next book: Illusions of Wealth - due out soon
Also writing book We the Serfs!

Ben Swann rules to win Shorty

Interesting that just getting first place doesn't help you win the shorty. There are other rules (see below). Anyone know if Ben Swann has done the following to help him win? (Take the Shorty Interview http://shortyawards.com/you/interview and embed a campaign video http://shortyawards.com/you/video to show why you fit the bill.)

Perhaps some comments by us on his facebook and twitter accounts would help?

How Winners are Selected

The finalists (the top 6 most nominated candidates) from the most popular, interesting and relevant Featured Categories will be presented to the Real-Time Academy, who will choose which finalists win the Shorty Award for each of these categories.

While number of nominations determines who the finalists are, it’s only one factor The Academy uses in choosing the winner (see considerations below). Fill out your Shorty Awards profile to tell The Academy why you should win.

Separately, whoever receives the most nominations in each Featured Category will be honored on ShortyAwards.com as the Shorty Vox Populi, a special distinction for the peoples’ choice.

What the Real-Time Academy Considers When Choosing the Winners

Quality and originality of content on all social media platforms.
Innovation in using social media in new ways.

Impact made on the world.

Engagement with followers, fans, friends and foes.

Support received through passionate Shorty nominations.

Pro tip: Take the Shorty Interview and embed a campaign video to show why you fit the bill.

Author of Buy Gold and Silver Safely
Next book: Illusions of Wealth - due out soon
Also writing book We the Serfs!

Nominating ends Feb 10

or until Ben has twice as many votes as the second place person, whichever comes first... :)

Pandas eat bugs.

Now 235 votes!!

at 3:30 am. It still shows Amber in first, I'm sure that will change. :)

Edit - Amber had 234 at this time.

Cyril's picture

BUMP.

BUMP.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Michael Nystrom's picture

Oh baby - 210 votes

Just 24 votes behind the leader.

Cyril's picture

Now 213, with me. :)

Now 213, with me. :)

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

If you put @Fox19BenSwann in the title...

it would count when people tweeted the post. Wouldn't it?