Facebook for the First 1000
- A few of you may have heard, but I am using facebook to do what I can
to help attain the First 1000 pledge. If any of you would like to
help, I think it is a great way to do what you can. It is so easy to
do, and you can do as much or as little as you want, whenever you
want. You can go to my facebook group called "Free State Project
Facebook Team" ( http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2212837394 ) or
If you don't know anything about facebook, it is a social networking
website (www.facebook.com) that was originally aimed toward college
students but is now open to anyone. It is still mainly populated by
college students, but they may be the best candidates for the First
1000 pledge anyways since they might not be tied down and more willing
to go on an adventure. What makes facebook a productive place to
recruit is that most people on facebook put their political stance on
their personal profile, and one of the choices is "libertarian". And
we all know that libertarians make great candidates for the FSP. You
can find thousands times more libertarians on facebook then you could
in the same amount of time at a politically homeless booth. You can
also create and join groups on facebook and their are many issue
oriented groups(legalization of drugs, 100% Free Market, etc) with
thousands of members that would also be great candidates for the FSP.
I have created FSP facebook group. You can search for libertarians
or look in an issue oriented group and then send them an invitation to
them to join the FSP group. You can invite 50-70 people every ten
minutes if you work fast. 100 invitations can be sent at a time all
with special message along with the invitation. Over 300 invitations
per hour, to self declared libertarians, with a special invitation to
join the FSP and F1K seems like one of the best ways of recruitment to me.
If you would like to help with this, please let me know. You can do
as little or as much as you want, anytime you want.
If you still have some questions here are a few more details:
Facebook is setup in networks. You can find names and pictures of
just about everyone on facebook, but in order to see details about
someone, like their political stance, you must be in their network.
Networks exist by area, by high school, and by college. There are
also some networks for companies. Since we need people in many
networks, that means that the ideal is to have lots of volunteers
doing a little work instead of a few doing a lot of work. Now if you
do want to do a lot of work then there is plenty to do because once
you are done with your networks you can work on people from the many
issue oriented groups and also recruit people from other networks to
work on their networks. In order to invite people that are not your
friend to a group, you must be an administrator. If you contact me, I
can make you an administrator of the group.
There is actually another FSP facebook group called "Free State
Project" at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2204983906 . It is
a regular group and has lots of people. People discuss all types of
things about the FSP there. I created a different group inorder to be
completely focused on inviting more people. I am not allowing people
to discuss other things and redirecting those comments to the other
group. In order for my plan to be successful, I must give
administrator privileges to many people so one reason I created a new
group is so that the regular group would not be jeopardized by having
too many admins. The goal is to have every libertarian on facebook
invited to join the free state project.
Please contact me if you have questions or are interested in helping.
(F1K participant-moving in January! Yeah!)