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    Default We are in trouble - re: the youth vote

    In the first campaign we had Meetup (and Yahoo - but Yahoo was uncool to the younger crowd).
    In the second campaign a distributed infrastructure evolved on Facebook and kids bailed on MySpace and moved there.

    What's left of our infrastructure and ability to regroup is left on Facebook (and Meetup), and young people are bailing from that site. It's where they are going, that is a problem:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...#ixzz2okkJIlLz

    Facebook 'dead and buried' as teenagers switch to WhatsApp and Snapchat - because they don't want mum and dad to see their embarrassing pictures
    Alternative picture-sharing apps are growing along with Instagram
    Study found many leave Facebook when their parents send friend request
    University College London expert: 'Facebook is simply not cool any more'

    Facebook is losing its appeal to teenagers as more and more parents start using it to keep tabs on them, researchers have discovered.
    They say youngsters now consider the social networking site ‘dead and buried’ and are too embarrassed to post intimate details in case their mothers or fathers find out.
    The research, which looked into the online habits of teenagers in eight European countries including the UK, found many young Facebook users were switching to alternatives such as Snapchat and WhatsApp.
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    So, what are we going to do about this? The study was of 16-18yo's, so a prime demographic for a 2 year campaign.

    This suggests to me that the next campaign will be very picture and meme driven, in order to reach this demographic and it's going to be hard to connect with them. We don't have down how to make something go viral, yet.

    So, thoughts and suggestions?

    -t
    Last edited by tangent4ronpaul; 12-28-2013 at 06:43 AM.



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    Nice. Reaching a demographic has been reduced to who can come up with the funniest memes. These idiots don't deserve our help. My kids (24, 21 9 and 7) are readers thank God. All of them love to read. It amazes me how many of their friends (especially the older two) don't read at all.
    "Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one."
    —Charles Mackay

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    If the Liberty Movement can't survive losing access to the "selfie" demographic, then there was never a Liberty Movement to begin with ...
    "A free man must be able to endure it when his fellow men act and live otherwise than he considers proper. He must free himself from the habit, just as soon as something does not please him, of calling for the police." -- Ludwig von Mises, Liberalism (p. 55)

    "The evil that a man inflicts on his fellow man injures both - not only the one to whom it is done, but also the one who does it. Nothing corrupts a man so much as being an arm of the law and making men suffer. The lot of the subject is anxiety, a spirit of servility and fawning adulation; but the pharisaical self-righteousness, conceit, and arrogance of the master are no better. [...] The criminal has incurred the penalties of the law, but not the hate and sadism of the judge, the policeman, and the ever lynch-thirsty mob." -- Ludwig von Mises, Liberalism (p. 58) [bold emphasis added]

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    WhatsApp is an alternative to SMS so it has little political use.

    Instagram could work, but with all of these you can only have 1 account per device.

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    Y'all are lucky I'm here. Memes & Hashtags that can lead to literature (a news Article) via Twitter will still suffice.
    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Amash (R) MI-3rd
    "Young people want a Republican Party that believes in limited government and economic freedom and individual liberty, but they want a party that also acts on it.”

    THE FUTURE OF THE GOP = R[∃vo˩]ution 2.0: Rand Paul 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by NOVALibertarian View Post
    First they ignore you= Ron Paul, 2007-2008
    Then they laugh at you= Ron Paul, 2012
    Then they fight you= Rand Paul, 2014-2015
    And then you win= Rand Paul, November 8th, 2016

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    Rand on snapchat is a good thing seeing that the under 30 crowd is on it almost exclusively.
    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Amash (R) MI-3rd
    "Young people want a Republican Party that believes in limited government and economic freedom and individual liberty, but they want a party that also acts on it.”

    THE FUTURE OF THE GOP = R[∃vo˩]ution 2.0: Rand Paul 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by NOVALibertarian View Post
    First they ignore you= Ron Paul, 2007-2008
    Then they laugh at you= Ron Paul, 2012
    Then they fight you= Rand Paul, 2014-2015
    And then you win= Rand Paul, November 8th, 2016






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