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#Thread I'm doing a book-pitching event for a manuscript I'm working on about the #AltGov resistance movement. I appreciate so much those of you who are interested and have retweeted those with the (#)pitmad hashtag. Here are 5 things I've learned in my 9 months of research.
1. They are all over the country and usually don't know who each other are. They use a system of 3rd-party vetting to know whom to trust, because they are afraid of getting fired or being harassed.
2. They have more than 1 MILLION unique followers, some of whom they have close relationships with and talk to in Twitter messages every day.
3. A lot of them have at least some insomnia.
4. One of them plans to run for president in 2020. Seriously (and they'll have to reveal their identity to do it)
5. They do more than just post stuff on Twitter. A lot more. They have raised thousands of dollars for several different charities (I've seen the receipts) and invented a system that saved many, many lives in recent natural disasters.
I really hope I find a publisher and can get the whole story out. It really is a fascinating picture of the strengths and weaknesses of anonymity in a social movement.
I get to drop one more tweet for the event at 7:30. I'll share 5 more facts after that.
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