Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

The Proper Use of the Relationship Status on Facebook

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Edited to protect the identity of the innocent, and those somewhat less innocent.

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Who’s Paying to Promote RFK, Jr. for Senate? (cont.)

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

I contacted Michael Pinto, the creator of the Facebook group “Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. for the US Senate” yesterday to follow-up my post asking who was paying to promote the group on Facebook. I had seen some ads – as had a few other people who had blogged about it. And the number of people in the group shot up significantly over a few days – which led me to presume that there was quite a lot of advertising.

But Michael Pinto assured me in a Facebook message that:

I’m paying for those ads out of my own pocket: I figured if I wasn’t willing to spend at least $100 of my own cash then it wasn’t a worthwhile cause.

Later, he offered:

PS If you need proof I’d be glad to share a screen shot of the ad campaign with you…

Pinto also tells me he was responsible for the “Red State Socialism” graph that made it onto Digg.

My key takeaway: It’s time to start advertising on Facebook.

Who’s Paying to Promote RFK, Jr. for Senate?

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Wasting no time, ads are already running on Facebook promoting Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to replace Hillary Clinton as she leaves her Senate seat to become Secretary of State.

techPresident reported yesterday – before ads were running – that Michael Pinto, the creator of the Facebook group described it “an informal grassroots thing.” The group asks supporters of RFK, Jr. to write to Governor Patterson asking him to appoint the young Kennedy to his father’s seat in the Senate.

The group seems to be growing rapidly – from 17 reported as of yesterday to 135 as of this writing.

My question is: who’s paying to promote this?

And how long will it be before Andrew Cuomo and some of the other top candidates have their own Facebook groups?

Stephen Colbert Wants You!

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

To try to get him on stage at the Democratic National Convention…

And I think that’s a great idea.

Join the Facebook group “The Committee to Have Stephen Colbert Speak at the Democratic Convention.” Email the Democratic Convention at info@demconvention.com.  If the Barack Obama site administrators ever approve my request to start this group on myBarackObama.com, then you can also join that group of the same name as the Facebook group.

Do I think we can get Colbert a speaking role?  I don’t know.

Do I think it would be awesome if we could?  Yes.

Would Colbert give one of the best speeches of the convention?  Hell yea.