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Upworthy or, How we are losing the internet to lowest of low information young liberals
Legal Insurrection ^ | February 17, 2013 | Professor William A. Jacobson, esquire

Posted on 02/17/2013 1:12:52 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

I previously wrote about how BuzzFeed Politics has combined “the culture” and savvy crafting into a highly effective tool for undermining Republicans with subtle and not-so-subtle mockery. “Look at the goofy cat, look at the goofy celeb, look at the goofy Republican” is more dangerous to us than a 5000-word article in The New York Times Sunday Magazine.

To follow up on that theme, I happened upon a website called Upworthy, which had one its posts run at HuffPo, Elizabeth Warren Asks The Most Obvious Question Ever, Stumps A Bunch Of Bank Regulators.

The post was so wrong on substance, I just had to click over to the source.

And therein I learned what millions of very low-information young liberals already knew — there is this website called Upworthy which is one giant liberal activist social media machine which creates viral social media memes in the cause of liberal political activism.

Upworthy was co-founded by the former digital media consultant for MoveOn.org. Upworthy touts its political agenda (emphasis in original):

Upworthy is…

…social media with a mission: to make important stuff as viral as a video of some idiot surfing off his roof. Here’s a piece by The New York Times‘ David Carr about our first 100 days….

Our mission at Upworthy is to elevate and draw attention to the issues that really matter — from gay marriage to body image to global poverty — through irresistible social media. You should judge us by how good a job we’re doing at that. And please do, sincerely—we want you to hold us to that standard. Send us_feedback on how we’re doing, anytime.

For mission-driven-organizations working in a business like lead generation, where you’re very tangibly and concretely building organizing power to create change, whom you work with is a moral decision...

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Conspiracy; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: culture; democrats; internet; socialmedia; upworthy; voters
Is there no one on our side who can do this sort of thing?
1 posted on 02/17/2013 1:12:56 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Question: "Is there no one on our side who can do this sort of thing?"

Answer: No.

Comment: The left, as of to date, are more intelligent, creative, organized, have a stronger Will to govern and control the more important institutions such as schools and the media. It could be done but Conservatives have a lot of work to do. Conservatism took a major blow in the election of 2012.

2 posted on 02/17/2013 1:43:59 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Is there no one on our side who can do this sort of thing?

Michelle Malkin has Twitchy

3 posted on 02/17/2013 1:58:31 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Is there no one on our side who can do this sort of thing?

Breitbart could. And back in the eighties, there was a young guy [name completely eludes me now] who was trying to make the GOP a little more "hip", but he died young, too.

I think it all goes back to the fact that, for us, politics is something you worry about near election time. For libs, it's the very air they breathe.

I think we need some air.

4 posted on 02/17/2013 2:15:53 PM PST by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people.)
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To: BfloGuy

Lee Atwater, like Breitbart he died way too young.


5 posted on 02/17/2013 2:18:15 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Is there no one on our side who can do this sort of thing?

Breitbart could. And back in the eighties, there was a young guy [name completely eludes me now] who was trying to make the GOP a little more "hip", but he died young, too.

I think it all goes back to the fact that, for us, politics is something you worry about near election time. For libs, it's the very air they breathe.

I think we need some air.

6 posted on 02/17/2013 2:21:39 PM PST by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There are those of us able to do this. The big question is this... Is there anyone willing to help? This type of endeavor takes more than just an individual and can be more time consuming than your average full time job.


7 posted on 02/17/2013 2:31:15 PM PST by Render
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To: Render

I would, yet I’m not a techie in any sense of that word.


8 posted on 02/17/2013 2:40:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Limbaugh had been doing this for our side for years.

Kennedy updates, Gorbasms, NY Mayor Dinkins (to car 54 where are you theme), “Puff the Magic Negro” etc.

I stopped listening to live AM radio. We need a Rush that can do same on the Web. It’s an opportunity waiting for the “right” person or organization. I HAS to be funny, or it won’t work.


9 posted on 02/17/2013 2:51:55 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Lee Atwater, like Breitbart he died way too young.

That's it! I couldn't even think of a quick way to Google it. Thanks.

10 posted on 02/17/2013 3:16:58 PM PST by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is something I’ve been contemplating for quite a while. If you, or anyone else, would like to explore this idea feel free to PM me.


11 posted on 02/17/2013 3:17:59 PM PST by Render
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To: BfloGuy

FReepers...better than Google!


12 posted on 02/17/2013 3:19:36 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope that our goal is not simply to out-snark the left in pursuit of stupid and/or ignorant voters.


13 posted on 02/17/2013 6:39:31 PM PST by TChad (Call them Oppressives, not Progressives.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jon Stewart voters.


14 posted on 02/17/2013 8:06:18 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
FReepers...better than Google!

Heh. You're right. Must keep that in mind.

15 posted on 02/21/2013 4:54:28 PM PST by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bah! They’re superfluous.

Google News, Bing News, etc. search engines guide web surfers away from conservative sites and to liberal sites.
As far as the casual searcher can find the web has the same junk news and views as the media. There’s no escaping their memes.

The web is now part of the media’s “One ring to bind them”.

BTW, Black Mirror is an excellent sci-fi series showing life as our masters imagine it for us. From BBC I think.


16 posted on 02/21/2013 5:07:16 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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