If we are teaching technological literacies to perpetually resituate democracy, students may benefit from engaging in activities more reflective of practice with political discourse. Selber’s email filtration is useful, but it does not ask for much critical reflection. Today’s technologies allow for more democratic engagement. Current social media provides a platform of discursive interaction with news organizations on the national and international level. We can teach students to participate in meaningful conversations about politics as they happen. This requires a diligent, creative amount of pedagogical insight, but it will provide a space for change our students can literally see. This immediate rhetorical interaction quantifies the expectations of the trifecta of literacies Selber imposes, not just a mere functional approach to technology.