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The New American Social Media

Since 2007, I’ve supported my family by helping others with social media. The punchline is that I’m really not a huge fan in general; social media CAN be used for good but is more often used for bad. It connects people, but it also generates a venue for narcissism. It can make people feel good, but more often it makes people, particularly the vulnerable, feel inadequate. It can be used to share conservative ideas, but it’s heavily weighted towards pure liberalism.

I like the idea of social media. I am skeptical of what it is becoming. With that said, it’s a necessary component of the media. As such, we post to it very often.

The other bad part is that it establishes credibility for publications. We are new but we’ve tried to remain exceptionally active. Still, our social media “following” is too small for the site to be taken seriously. I was denied a press pass today because we didn’t have enough Facebook fans.

That won’t happen again. We’re investing in promotions of the Facebook page, but we can use your help, too. It’s simple. Like our page. Follow us on Twitter if that’s your thing. In our second month we broke a million pageviews but we have well under the 10,000 Facebook fan threshold, so by the current “press” standards we’re irrelevant.

That’s all. I’m not going to ask for any more information. We’re not going to put in an annoying “like our page” popup. We just want to report the conservative news that people need to read and to do that effectively, we need Facebook fans. Thanks!

JD Rucker

JD Rucker is Editor of this site as well as Soshable, a Federalist Christian Blog. He is a Christian, a husband, a father, and co-founder of the Federalist Party. Find him on Twitter or Facebook.

  1. I added you. But if you put up misleading or inaccurate things im done with you. Just like your front that says. Trump “ban all muslums” thats a half qoute. Ban all mulims from entering the USA till we can find out what the hell is going on. A temporary ban. Anymore of that and im out

    1. Thank you, Tony, but that’s the point. We SUPPORT banning all Muslims temporarily. Trump backtracked. Read the story. It’s not misleading. What’s misleading is that he’s now saying he will not ban Muslims at all, but rather will heavily vet them.

  2. I’ve completely abandoned social as it is a LOT worse than good, especially for our side. I’ve also dumped Google. By giving them our money we are giving them our acquiescence. Just stop.

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