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Liberty Movement YouTube Subscription Bomb

I want to get your thoughts on an idea for liberty activism.

The post and listing of YouTube channels for the effort is here: http://libertycrier.com/great-liberty-movement-youtube-subscription-drive/

Here is the concept from the page:

Together we can help the new media become more powerful than the mainstream media.

There are video gamerspop-culture reportersscience trick makers and insane lunatics with YouTube channel subscribers numbering in the millions. The videos they put out reach millions of American homes every single day. And while there is nothing wrong with so many people tuning in to so much nonsense, certainly no one can say that any of these channels offer anything as important as the message of liberty. Yet even though the liberty movement numbers in the millions none of our content creators have the kind of support these more trivial video makers do.

Let’s change this.

Shows like Hannity, Maddow and Bill O'Rielly have a few million viewers a day. If we get a decent number of liberty oriented YouTube channels up to a million subscribers or more (something we can absolutely achieve) we will be able to reach millions of American homes per day as well, and so compete at a level on par with the mainstream media!

Educating the masses and taking back our country by undoing the lies of the mainstream media is now a much simpler task than ever before in history.

STEP ONE: Subscribe to as many liberty oriented YouTube channels as you can (see below) keeping in mind that you should make the time to watch and share their videos.

STEP TWO: Share this webpage with your friends and family.

Thank you for your support! Together we will move moutains!

So I'd like to know if:

1.) ...you like the idea and would get behind it?

2.) ...if you have any suggestions (channels to add, how to promote, etc.). I don't have all the channels that should be listed yet and they are not all in the proper order yet. I'm working on that. I could definintely use help in finding channels!

3.) ...what to do about conspiracy channels? My thoughts are that I cannot include them in this drive because while some of these channels do a great job of touching on important liberty topics, they are not what many feel the liberty movement is about. The conspiracy issue always has and I suppose always will create conflict within our group (or maybe I'm wrong?). I also want to be able to ask everyone in our final list to promote the effort and I think some will feel conflicted (and could even be hurt) in promoting a list with conspiracy channels on it. Perhaps the best way to solve this is for someone else to put together a drive like this for the conspiracy channels?

Oh..and while the DailyPaul doesn't yet have a YouTube channel I thought perhaps it would be worth it for them to put clips up from their radio program if we were going to get serious about creating a subscription drive. So, we can include the DailyPaul in this if too if a channel is created, etc. Just a thought!

To me the advantages are that it's completely free to do, it makes the channels self-sufficient (they can make money from ads and won't need donations), and it will allow us to complete absolutely with the MSM if we get serious about it and take it to the right level.

So...what do you think?

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Slaughts31's picture

Great effort. Yup, I'm a Ben Swann fan yet...

I hadn't subscribed via youtube. I already do similar with Twitter.

bump

for purely selfish reasons

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

Trevor Lyman's picture

Today we grew by 1,483 new

Today we grew by 1,483 new subscribers across all channels. Not bad considering most people were busy with the holiday. BUT, it would take 647 days to get one channel to one meeelion subscribers. I'm not sure what Dr. Evil would say about that.

TREVOR-- FANTASTIC IDEA!!

I will look for other youtube sites but here is one you can add to the list. (they seemed to focus on commercials, both made and produced by campaign)

http://www.youtube.com/user/libertyangels

I hope this helps! (and I will spread the news)

Trevor Lyman's picture

Thanks Jdayh! As for the

Thanks Jdayh! As for the YouTube channel I might need to make up a short list of criteria we need to make suggestions a little easier. In this case it seems they haven't made a video in two years so it doesn't seem worthwhile to add them at the moment(?). If they are going to do more videos then I would add them for sure. If you find out any information please let me know.

If anyone can help with the outreach to these channels and ask them to promote this effort in any way they please (a video, a banner on their website, etc.) that would also be much appreciated. It is for them after all...the channels listed should help promote the effort!

At some point I may start to indicate which channels have pitched in and which haven't yet (with a link for contacting them and asking them to help).

Trevor Lyman's picture

Today's update: We had a big

Today's update: We had a big jump up from yesterdays. We increased by 2333 subscribers movement-wide compared to 923 the day before. Very nice!

You can see the numbers here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AgcKd3fF7q-6dHo...

I need to do more work to rearrange these numbers so that the picture is more clear. I will update the spreadsheet over the next few days and improve the tracking system

Trevor Lyman's picture

Here are some banners for the

Here are some banners for the effort. If you put one up on your site please let me know and I will send out your link with a thank you to our newsletter.

Bump to the top

For freedom

Trevor Lyman's picture

I just had someone contact me

I just had someone contact me who has been thinking about vlogging and wants to support this project and be included in it if they go ahead and make the leap.

To me this says that because it's starting to look like there might be some support for people who go out of their way to put some good content into a video, this person is getting more motivated to do it.

Imagine this effect times a few hundred. Isn't this what we want and need?

Trevor Lyman's picture

I've removed the original

Can anyone help make some banners for this effort? My graphics skills are only so-so.

Thanks.

I read your Liberty Crier every day and pass it on to others

that's as far as my sharing/online activism goes. (there is my local activism still) I don't YT, don't FB. I know, I'm weird. Is there some other way I can help you. (other than money, which I am willing to help with too)

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Trevor Lyman's picture

I appreciate the support Ira!

I appreciate the support Ira! If you don't mind promoting the project (even though you don't use YouTube) that would help. But if not that is ok too. Thanks again.

Trevor Lyman's picture

Thanks for the front page

Thanks for the front page bump DP mods! :)

An update for you all... I ran the numbers last night and with 91 visitors to the project page there are 923 new subscribers to YouTube channels (all channels in total).

Now of course we can't know how many of those were from this effort and how many were just the natural growth rate of those channels. Probably much more than most of this growth is just the natural growth rate at this point. But what we do know is that if we were to take all 923 new subscribers per day and give them all to one channel it would take 1,083 days to reach 1 million subscribers. That's just about three years for one channel to reach 1 million subscribers. That's not an exact number as subscriber rates grow faster as channels grow larger and so on, but it's not too bad for a rough estimate.

So, the question is, do we want to do better than this?

I like it Trevor!

But I wonder at just how effective it will be... that herding cats thing all over again...

I think it may be more effective to identify a small handful of video content creators who are making really great videos and then do all we can to help take them to the next level, before we look for the next talent to add to the mix...

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We won't turn things around until we 1st change the media - donate to a liberty media creator today!

Trevor Lyman's picture

Thanks Zak. As for herding

Thanks Zak. As for herding cats and picking those we work on first I'd really like to let the market decide for two reasons... 1.) I think it's most fair and 2.) I'd like for those of us who want to push this idea to reach out to all of the video creators on this list and ask them to push this effort. That way we can get everyone to push this thing together (as everyone benefits) and that might be the way we 'herd the cats'. So the more people we include the more marketing power we have and so it's important (I think) to include everyone.

I also think that what you're saying is going to happen naturally, that people will gravitate to and get behind some channels more than others and that group will 'break away from the pack' so to speak and grow the fastest. I guess we'll see...

I think we can all agree that Ben Swann should be in the top section of this list. A content creator of his quality should have much more support than 43,000 subscribers. I'm sure our movement has simply overlooked the fact that they should subscribe to Ben's channel and so I hope we can make a real difference here.

Ben's channel is at: https://www.youtube.com/user/BenSwannRealityCheck (hint, hint). :)

What do you think Zak?

I'm on board!

I still think it will take paid advertising to get one of these channels to the million mark, but I'm more than OK with being proven wrong! (and we're close to being able to afford to advertise Ben Swann to the general public!:)

Support Liberty Media! http://benswann.com/ - http://www.bluerepublican.org/ - http://krisannehall.com/ - http://lionsofliberty.com/

We won't turn things around until we 1st change the media - donate to a liberty media creator today!

Trevor Lyman's picture

I understand your sentiment

I understand your sentiment but Vimeo doesn't have a revenue sharing program. Really the main purpose of this drive will be to bring our channels up to the point where they can have the funds they need to produce much more and much higher quality content while at the same time having the distribution required to get their content out to the highest number of people. YouTube also has about 30 times the traffic.

Additionally, who is to say that Vimeo won't sell out to the government once they become as large as YouTube? Can anyone guarantee us they won't? Who's to say they haven't already as most of this is done in secrecy (at least as first)? The problem is the environment these companies operate in more so than the companies themselves. We have to use these companies to educate the masses so that we can change the environment and so the behavior.

Yeah the timing thing

Horrible time of year to launch an initiative....

Google deleted my account "at request" over a year ago. They wanted a credit/debit card number from me to "recover" it. That permanently terminated whatever relationships I had based solely on Youtube. Given that I'm saturated with patriot media for the past decade I'm unlikely to re-register for the daily chore of upvoting & etc. Plus we've experienced enough trouble with Youtube to warrant more attention to Viemo which WAS where to go and be notTube.

More broadly we "did viral video" and we're unlikely to see anything like the cohesion of RP R3VOLUTION! ever again. The closest we might come is if LPUS provides a true platform. AFAIC Rand is a non-starter. However if you can continue to capture the youth from Youtube who can criticize?

Always good to see your name around.

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

Trevor Lyman's picture

Hi Smudge- thanks for the

Hi Smudge- thanks for the welcome. :)

I think you might be missing the point a little bit here so let me explain a bit more.

You are already subscribed to some channels and that's great. You're a bit more of a 'hardcore' liberty activist and so you're already onboard with what this project is asking for. That's great. But what about your friends? You, I, we can't do this alone. We have to reach out and ask the other 90% of the movement that isn't always following the latest to get more involved. It's only by asking others to join us in supporting these channels that we can reach the goals that benefit everyone. So we can't just look to our own personal status to determine if the project is useful.

As for the RP Revolution levels of excitement and not seeing them again, well you could be right but I certainly hope not, because if we're ever going to win we need to become much bigger than the original RP movement ever was and we need to do it without RP at the helm. This project seeks to help make that happen by helping the new media (our media) become the dominant media.

I think I even remember once Ron Paul saying that one of the most important things we could do was to become or help support liberty media. Does anyone know where that clip might be?

Seems the point could get further consideration

So basically all youtubers subscribe en masse to certain channels. A subscription drive. Certainly possible.

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

deacon's picture

sorry Trevor

I can give a bump for later,I am tired
will check it out better later
So,in closing,thank you

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Trevor Lyman's picture

ha! I guess it is Sunday

ha! I guess it is Sunday night after Christmas weekend and probably not the best time for this. I'll give it a bump at some point tomorrow and we'll see what people think.

Thanks for your response. :)

deacon's picture

OK man

I went and signed up,but for only one
I didn't want to be known as a hoarder :)

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Trevor Lyman's picture

ha! Well if you can do more

ha! Well if you can do more and keep up with the videos then by all means... ;)

Trevor Lyman's picture

Any feedback at all? Is it

Any feedback at all? Is it not worth the time to get together and push for more subscribers for all of these liberty channels?