Skip to comments.Amplify Your Influence!
Posted on 02/11/2011 8:28:45 AM PST by catnipman
I'm posting this to encourage others to make the effort to amplify their influence like I do. Ever since I began contributing to Free Republic, I made a conscious decision to establish commenting accounts at media websites from which original articles were sourced to FR postings, and then cut and paste my comments written for Free Republic to those sites where it made sense to do so. In that way, I felt that I could increase my own tiny influence just a little bit more.
I would encourage everyone here not already doing this to consider it for themselves. It takes just a couple of minutes to sign up on most media websites, and many media sites allow use of existing google, facebook, twitter, etc. accounts for this purpose, though I strongly recommend you set up dummy accounts at those places since using them for media signup purposes forces you to let them into those accounts in intrusive ways. So whatever you do, don't use any real accounts. Also, set up a throwaway email account for this purpose, though be aware that you'll actually have to use it at least for the purpose of receiving activation response emails from most of the sites you sign up on.
Also, keeping track of all the login ids and passwords can be a nightmare, so it's essential to use RoboForm to keep track of all of this login information. You can download, install, and use Roboform for free, but using RoboForm for more than 10 accounts requires you to fork out $29.00 or so to fully activate it.
The reason I specifically recommend RoboForm is that, as far as I can tell, there's no really good free alternative for login id management, and RoboForm is truly an outstanding addon for your browsers, as it automates the collection, saving, and use of login and form filling information. Its database is in human readable format, and it shares this database across all of your browsers. I hate to sound like a shill for this program, but it's one of the very, very few paid programs that I recommend to clients because there is not a good free alternative and it is so useful.
At any rate, it's loads of fun to construct well-reasoned posts at FR and then plaster them all over the net. BTW, I rarely bother to duplicate my posts on conservative media sites, but choose to post them on the liberal media sites where I expect they might have more impact, both on showing the liberal media site itself how people feel about their neo-Marxist nonsense, as well as amplifying the existing conservative opinion posts from other conservatives.
I do not register with these sites as I don’t want them to know anything about me. A low profile is very valuable today and will be more so in the future. Same reason I don’t get into Facebook, Myspace, etc so-called “social” networking. Ain’t nothing social about it if they track you online and make your info available to others without your permission.
Stepping off the soap box now :-)
That mask reminds me of this: