Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Why I'm a member of ProLifeBook.com

Kathy Shaidle:

I’ve been a chorus of (almost) one making the unpopular argument that conservatives and libertarians do not need yet another news site or opinion aggregator to compete in an increasingly redundant marketplace already crowded with Townhalls and DailyCallers and NewsMaxes and their dozens of imitators.

Had Andrew Breitbart truly been a visionary, he’d have invested in free-speech-friendly versions of Facebook, Blogger, and WordPress, which regularly shut down “right-wing” blogs when leftists file complaints.


The “alternative media” that thousands of conservative and libertarian bloggers and videographers are so proud of has been built on somebody else’s property. We can be evicted, without warning or reason, at any time.

 People join facebook to for a variety of reasons, political and non-political. That they can stay in touch with political allies and non-political friends in one space, plus play games, share photos, is all very convenient.

And that's why it's tough to start these right-wing social media sites because it's already been done. Right-wingers don't want yet another social media site to join, especially one that's just getting off the ground.

 That's why these sites have trouble getting off the ground.
Some notable exceptions are Free Republic and of course Free Dominion. But they're message boards, not really social media per se. The trouble with message boards is that you absolutely have to like the crowd you're with. If you don't like the crowd, you won't stay. Whereas on places like facebook, you make your own crowd.

Be that as it may, I think it's important to have our own social media, so I'd like to invite you to join ProLifeBook for networking, photo sharing, shooting the breeze and so forth.

I think this place could be fabulous if we had more members.