Summer 2008 Communications

Getting the Word Out


We have a wide variety of outlets to make announcements and promote our message. Since we're promoting things regularly, a standard checklist will make our lives easier so we can divvy up the labor ahead of time. (Some of these tasks we may want to rotate, so we might end up using this page as a template for an electronic checklist when something needs to be promoted.)

Direct announcements:
  • myBO announce-only listserv 2800 ............................ Andy
  • myBO blog ? ............................Name of responsible party
  • Get FISA Right Discussion google group 60 ............................ Name of responsible party
  • Get FISA Right forums ............................ Name of responsible party
  • media
    • update media room............................ Name of responsible party
    • email press ............................ Name of responsible party
    • update coverage page ............................ Name of responsible party

Social networking technologies:
  • Facebook:Jon: I'm willing to help with these if others sign up as well.
    • update group's recent news/wall ............................Aviva
    • post items to group ............................ Name of responsible party
    • (very rarely) send message to group............................Aviva
    • update Page so it goes out in the feed ..........Aviva
  • Twitter ............................ Carlo
  • digg ............................ Name of responsible party
  • MySpace ............................Sunny Blue, Maple Moriji
  • YouTube ............................Aviva

Blogosphere
  • dailyKos diaries ............................ Name of responsible party
  • OpenLeft
    • quickhits ............................Aviva/Carlo
    • diaries ............................Aviva/Carlo
  • Firedoglake's Oxdown Gazette diaries.............. Jon
  • Slashdot ............................ Name of responsible party

    Using social networking technology - this is more complicated b/c we need a simple way to activate a team of people to do it (and to continually build that team): It would be useful to have a "how-to" page on the wiki that would also include links to whatever it is we are trying to promote. Team members who 'watch' that particular page wiki can then be automatically emailed whenever the page is updated, presumably with the newest item. Over time, we may well have different pages for each technology
    • creating a digg swarm
    • pushing stuff on dailyKos
    • FB: taking actions that will show up in our personal feeds (writing on our walls, adding links)