Once again, special thanks to Celby Richoux for teaching us how to put the paddles to TTAG’s formerly comatose Facebook page. Before her fateful advice at January’s SHOT Show, we were trundling along at around 5k Likes. “Post your links manually,” she advised. “No capes!” I mean, “No autoposts!” We followed her advice – and not just because we were mesmerized by her eyes. Last night, TTAG’s Facebook page crested 100k Likes. Being competitive folk, we’ve set up the Insights widget to keep track of our competition. Especially Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. As you know . . .
MDA is an astroturf op. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America – a wholly owned subsidiary of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns – has only slightly more grass-roots support than The Balloon Council. When the obsequious mass media asks former Monsanto PR rep turned anti-gun crusader Shannon Watts for some measure of her org’s popularity – ignoring MDA’s abject inability to rally more than a couple dozen people to an event (see: Illinois lobby even above) – she cites her Facebook Likes.
As you can see above, MDA’s Facebook page has 153.5k Likes vs. TTAG’s 100.1K. I have no idea how many of those Likes are from pro-gun folks trying to get a comment in edgewise – only to have their remarks almost instantaneously deleted and their posting privileges revoked. A fair few, I imagine.
Notice that TTAG’s Likes jumped 16% from last week’s total, while MDA’s Facebook page’s popularity has flatlined. We’re crushing MDA on engagement and posts. And will continue to do so until we beat them on every metric shown here – and then some. Because guns!
And because Facebook is fun. It’s where we put gun stories that aren’t big enough to make the grade at TTAG. And a place to take a sounding from readers who haven’t yet – and perhaps never will – join the discussions launched by members of our Armed Intelligentsia underneath TTAG posts.
So, if you haven’t “Liked” us on Facebook yet, please do. Marginalizing MDA is that important.