Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Giving thanks to the "netroots"

It's a slow news week with Congress being out of session and all and families on both sides of the partisan divide hunkering down for some turkey and mashed potatoes, so I thought I'd do a quick rundown of some of the web-related things all of us involved with BoydaBloc are thankful for this holiday season:

1. We're thankful for the 200 people who have decided to be our "friend" on Facebook. While the second 100 took give-or-take 3 weeks to join up, the first 100 "friended" us in a little less than 4 days. That kind of response is truly remarkable- and something none of us ever anticipated.

2. We're thankful for the 232 people who are members of the "Boyda for Congress" Facebook group. We didn't start the group and are only recent joiners, but those folk are part of an awesome bunch of excited and energetic supporters.

3. We're thankful for the 734 people who have decided to support Nancy Boyda's re-election via the US Politics application on Facebook.

4. We're (way) thankful for the 1,468 people who are Nancy Boyda's friends on MySpace.

5. And, finally, we're thankful for the more than 2,000 page views we've had since the blog launched in October. Even though a good segment of our readers aren't what you would call "Nancy fans," we're truly blessed to have been so successful so quickly.

Each of the above things to be thankful for are reasons to believe Congresswoman Boyda's seat in the House of Representatives is being, and will be, well defended from the outlandish attacks she'll have to suffer from the radical Right.

This blog, and all of the people who are our friends and/or Nancy's friends and supports are an impressive little army- and we'll kick tail in November!


Anonymous said...

Not everyone uses MySpace or Facebook. It's actually rather juvenile.

Anonymous said...

i disagree...it's the newest way to communicate with voters.

Anonymous said...

i agree not everyone uses it - but clearly enough people use both of those to add up to a nice sum of supporters. Compare it to Ryun's 60 and Lynn's like two people. Plus it energizes young people.

Anonymous said...

And despite numerous tries by many candidates over the years ...... young people as a whole have not been shown to be a group that finds its way to the polls on election day.

Can't measure much by #s of members on Facebook or MySpace.

Boyda Bloc said...

as a PS- the MySpace page now has nearly 1,600 friends...and grows everyday.

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