Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Twitter emotion after Merkel's "territory" remark - Heise Newsticker

Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) has made a remark about the Internet for joy and glee the net. “The Internet is all new territory for us,” said Merkel on Wednesday to a question on Internet Spähprogramm “Prism” at a press conference with U.S. President Barack Obama in the Chancellery. Users of the online network handles the twitter remark on hundredfold. The hashtag # new territory has become the most used word on Twitter in Germany.

class=”bild_links c1″> Angela Merkel
Merkel not tweeting. class=”source”> Picture: AP There strove Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert (@ RegSprecher) to make the connection again. Seibert attacked on Wednesday night for his boss in the new ground-discussion: “What is the Chancellor – The Internet is fairly new political ground, we felt in the polit action every day,” the government spokesman tweeted


political opponents of Merkel tried to take advantage of the opportunity. “So I feel in this new territory # actually mostly quite well,” tweeted Sigmar Gabriel. The SPD chairman had discovered Twitter in May 2012 for himself and answered citizens’ questions since there regularly. The Pirate Party in response to the widespread Merkel’s remark a link to their election manifesto.

other network users, the jokes quickly went on my nerves. “Enough laughed about territory, then I told her Alleswisser times but fix the euro rescue fund,” wrote one user. And another defended the Chancellor: “As fast as the Internet evolved, one almost every day on the net can really break new ground.” (With material from dpa ) / (VBR)

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