I am certainly not a part of the social media generation, but even I know enough about Twitter to make dailykos and its content more effective. In two minutes, I found two prime examples of how dkos could be more effective in creating change than just using petitions to get its message out.
How CNN's "Both Sides Do It" Coverage of the Shutdown Failed Massively
This diary is on the wreck list. When tweeted, it goes nowhere. With a couple of simple changes, it turns into this and flies through the twitterverse:
How @CNN #BothSidesDoIt Coverage of the #Shutdown Failed Massively.
Unions will 'fight to the death to stop cuts to Social Security and Medicare and Medicaid' can become this:
@barackobama Unions will 'fight to the death to stop cuts to #Social Security and #Medicare and #Medicaid' http://www.dailykos.com/.... via @dailykos
Hash tags and @ in the titles would improve the effectiveness of tweeted diaries. It would also be nice if the links were ow.ly or bit.ly. dkos needs to catch up to the times. Blogging is great, but social media will get the word out and better promote the blog.