What is Triberr?
I’m going to keep my description of Triberr brief, but I will point you to a few resources below. Triberr is a collection of bloggers all helping to promote one another by sharing great content FOR each other. Take for example this blog. The World 4 Realz has close to 1200 followers on Twitter. That’s not too shabby, but here’s what Triberr does for us:
Because of how many tribes we belong to and how many other people have the potential to share our material. Our total audience on Twitter jumps from 1200 to over 10 Million possible views. That is quite a social presence for anyone, let alone a personal blog!
Imagine that kind of sharing power working for your political movement!
More Links to research what Triberr is all about:
(You can even have your non-blogging members participate in the direct promotion!)
Triberr is Free!
I wanted to clarify this immediately before I lose anyone. In the video you just watched, Dan Cristo mentions Paid Campaigns. This could always be an option for your organization down the road, but it is not what I’m promoting about Triberr today.
Triberr’s *free* option lets an organizer set up a Tribe and invite up to 30 members into that Tribe. A Tribe is a collection of bloggers that join a group to promote each other. If our local grassroots organizers all formed their own Tribe and then collected local bloggers to join that Tribe, I would think 30 slots would (more often than not) be enough.
I want to discuss the opportunity for grassroots activists. This is a possibility that I have envisioned for Triberr for over a year now. My wife and I are very passionate about many different issues. We participate in rallies around the Dayton, OH area to show our support and pump up the political will of those groups that we support.
Going to rallies has made me more and more cynical over the years. Here’s what I see happening:
A large number of people who care about a cause join together
This group gets little to no media attention.
Our supporters aren’t on the streets we protest on.
We very rarely accomplish anything except feeling better about ourselves.
Where are our supporters?
They are online. They’re on Facebook. They’re on Twitter. They’re at home on their computer or at work on the smart-phone. They’re too busy to join us at a rally, but they’re not too busy to retweet a link or share our posts on Facebook!
I say we hit the streets online! I say, let’s take the fight to the blog-o-sphere! And believe me, I know it’s already happening. The problem is, the fight against injustice online is currently very splintered. I want to share a “what if” scenario with you:
- What if all of our community organizers for a cause came together in a Facebook group?
- What if that Facebook group of community organizers all had a Tribe they ran on Triberr?
- What if they decided to coordinate all of their collective Triberr groups to post a common hashtag once a month in their blog title?
A blog title will get shared through Triberr’s sharing system to their Twitter account by everyone who approves that post for sharing (usually all of the members of said Tribe). Let’s say we all decide to add #StopFracking to the title of all of those posts across all of the different Tribes that our community organizers have set up. If you have 50 Tribes (assuming one for each state at least) with 30 Tribe members (bloggers) in each of those Tribes and each of those Tribes has a potential reach of (we’ll low ball here, remember this blog alone has the capability to reach 10 million) 100,000 people on Twitter. You’re talking about the possibility of that message reaching over 5 million people in a single day!
Are you interested in learning more?
Many of you are here today because I contacted you directly. I narrowed my contacts to groups that deal with Anti-Fracking (for the most part). This is something my wife and I are very passionate about and we want to do more. Anyone who is in a leadership capacity for the Anti-Fracking movement, I invite you to join my Facebook group that I created specifically to go along with today’s post. Click this link —> Fracking Political Action Groups on Triberr <— to go to the Facebook group. The group is open, so please stop in even if just out of curiousity! I will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have through that group, in the comments below or through my Twitter account @jlibecap.
Obviously this concept is not only limited to the Anti-Fracking movement. Any political movement can and should use Triberr as a means to collect bloggers for an online grassroots movement. I welcome anyone who is interested (whether I agree with your cause or not) to contact me for more information. I am always willing to help someone get started on Triberr.
My goal is to open up a new possibility for you through Triberr. My goal is to show you that even the small blogs can make a difference if we come together and shout! I want to see change happen and I want to show our organizers a better way to do it. Let’s keep having the rallies in the street, but let’s have a rally in the blog-o-sphere as well!
If there is enough interest in this from the various parties I invited here today, I would like to set up a Google Hangouts to discuss the possibilities further, so please at least hit the “follow” button down in the comment section to find out if we will be diving into this topic further on Google Hangouts.
Triberr is new and scary to a lot of people, but honestly it couldn’t be a more welcoming place if it tried. Anyone who ends up using Triberr will love the functionality it brings to their organization. If you have any questions about this topic, I would love to hear them in the comment section.