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Sunday, May 13, 2012
speaking in dark sentences
some people are in the know before others and communicate this with symbols and dark sentences. The following eye-opening Spanish article shows how these people use codes to share information among themselves on Twitter, as an example they present also the "Solanian way" on how this can be done:
"How to bypass censorship on Twitter: the example of France
The elections in France have followed closely on Twitter. Although the French electoral law prevents any poll published before eight o'clock in the afternoon of Sunday , users have used code names such as the hashtag # radiolondres, and word games to dodge the rules.
As in the first round of elections in France, Twitter users have jumped from new electoral law to make intelligent use of language, to discuss the advance polls.
A French law, which came into force in 1977, does not allow the publication of results of exit polls surveys until eight o'clock in the afternoon on election day. By extension, this rule also applies to social networks . In this election process has been demonstrated to be ineffective.
The victory of François Hollande , by 51.7% vs 48.3% of Nicolas Sarkozy, has been known before in Twitter. French users have used the same 'hashtag' already served in the first round of elections to camouflage the earliest surveys: # radiolondres . It is a name chosen by the way, with a clearly biting the isolation experienced during the Second World War, when in occupied France had to eavesdrop on the issue of the BBC.
Until eight o'clock Sunday afternoon, # radiolondres has worked as a haven for those who were hungry for information about the election results.
To circumvent fines of up to 75,000 euros prescribed by electoral law , French users have invented metaphors and puns. Translate Hollande as a name for Amsterdam and Sarkozy for Budapest, since the Hungarian origin of the name of the president, has been part of the general trend . The Spanish politician Javier Solana referred to one of these 'tweets'.
But this way of disguising the message has not been the only one. The metaphors have gone further, as shown by the reference 'discs are expensive, "which goes on to say that a DVD of the series Les Minipouss (cartoons whose title in English was' The Littles', a reference to Sarkozy's height, which measures 1.65 inches) costs Euro '47 '.
It is not the only personal statement about Nicolas Sarkozy. Another tweet, collected at the site Télérama.fr , announces: "The child did not grow up in the castle, again, the small will not grow up in the castle," emphasizing that the daughter who recently had the presidents with Carla Bruni will leave the headquarters of the Elysee.
There have also been references to Sarkozy's wife, model, actress and singer. Another message said: "C'est qui m'a dit quelqu'un your chaussais du 47" (It's someone who told me that your shoe-size is 47), paraphrasing the title of one of the songs of Carla Bruni 'Quelqu'un m'a dit "(Someone told me)."