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Twitter TV Petitions

‘My Name is Earl' Cancellation Sparks Online Outrage

— May 23, 2009 — Pop Culture
It was recently reported how the show 'Chuck' got a second life thanks to Twitter, and now 'My Name is Earl' is hoping to meet the same fate with their 'twitition.'

The 'My Name is Earl Twitition' is an online Twitter petition being circulated in hopes that the recently canceled show will return. If you feel strongly about the return of Earl, you can be part of the Twitition.

Implications - Using Twitter to protest a cause is a great platform for voices to be heard. Companies should think about how to use these social media sites to help sell their products and increase their consumer base. Sites such as Facebook and Twitter have the power to garner attention and sell a product.
Trend Themes
1. Twitter Protests - The use of Twitter as a platform for online petitions and protests presents an opportunity for businesses to engage with consumers and gather feedback on their products or services.
2. Social Media Marketing - The success of Twitter petitions highlights the potential for businesses to utilize social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to promote their products and expand their consumer base.
3. Consumer Empowerment - The rise of online petitions on Twitter gives consumers a powerful voice, creating an opportunity for businesses to listen and respond to their demands, ultimately improving customer satisfaction.
Industry Implications
1. Entertainment - The cancellation of TV shows like 'My Name is Earl' and the subsequent Twitter petitions present an opportunity for the entertainment industry to gauge public interest and potentially revive popular shows.
2. Marketing and Advertising - As Twitter and other social media platforms become prominent for online petitions and protests, the marketing and advertising industry can explore strategies to leverage this trend for promoting brands and products.
3. Social Media Platforms - Platforms like Twitter and Facebook can foster the growth of online petitions and become integral tools for social activism, offering opportunities for the social media industry to enhance user engagement and expand their user base.
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