Opportunity for conservatives. / 47% of voters say the internet was a main source of campaign news, up from 36% http://pewrsr.ch/QJx0Lg
Here's the Pew Research Center article and graph:
This is an opportunity, as Steven Ertelt of LifeNews.com says. So long as the internet remains a place for the free exchange of ideas, protected by the First Amendment, we'll be able to wield it. And there is no reason we shouldn't be able to wield it just as effectively as liberals do.
Well, there's one remaining obstacle: credibility.
While few people still own land lines or receive paper newspapers on their doorsteps, most still go to trusted names to get their news: C-SPAN, CNN, etc.
Average conservative blogs may not have as much a chance in this 'new frontier' as established big names do, but we can establish credibility among the rising generation who sees CNN as old media. That's the goal of sites like Brietbart.com.
You can get involved. Collaborative blogs, social media, and even vlogs (video blogs on YouTube) like Steven Crowder can make a big impact.
To gain credibility:
- be witty, original, and creative (watch a few Steven Crowder videos for inspiration)
- cite your sources
- cite from a variety of sources (check out DrudgeReport.com. He puts a conservative spin on his headlines, but the actual sources are very balanced.)
- no attacks, especially unfounded ones - fastest way to gain negative attention and lose credibility
Any other ideas on how we can get the upper hand in new media? Share in the comments below.