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DavidV

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Since the "Arab Spring" began, a lot of focus has been on the role social networking has played in effecting what we've seen in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya, and its ability to effect change for better or worse.

For monarchists this is important. The Social Media Revolution has given monarchists, and many others, a new outlet to express themselves independently as well as organising, as well as its ability to defy mainstream media discourse.

In fact, this is what arouses suspicion in me about the mainstream media's treatment of social network sites like Facebook, Twitter, et al. It appears over here that mainstream media loves to run negative stories about social networking. Should that surprise anyone at all?
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I agree.  The internet has been wonderful for anyone with non-mainstream political views and that includes monarchists.  I have noticed that many, perhaps even most, of the monarchists I've "met" online have been significantly younger than I am, which is great; it suggests that the generation who grew up with the internet are more open to thinking outside the box than the generation who grew up with TV.  I'm sure the mainstream media are uncomfortable with this; they don't get to decide what's important anymore.  Thanks to the internet, if I want to pay more attention to the death of King Leka of Albania than to the latest on the endless US presidential campaign, I can; that would have been harder when newspapers and television were the only news sources available.  I hope monarchists in countries where (unlike the US) monarchy is or could be a real issue will continue to take advantage of the internet and social networks like Facebook.  Of course, the other side can use them too...
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Indeed. However a strong monarchist movement in the social media still need a good leadership who cane take the control and expand the movement. Do any one know such a person?(a geniune question)
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I think that "one person taking control" would be contrary to the spirit of "the social media revolution..."

There are of course already monarchist organisations within particular countries that have leadership structures.  For example, our own "Jimmy117" is the leader of the British Monarchist League which has a strong Facebook presence, as of course does the British Monarchy itself with 507,571 fans at the moment (though I can't help finding it disappointing that that's still way behind the pages of leading pop stars etc who can get millions of "Likes").

It would be nice if restorationist organisations could become as vibrant and visible as preservationist ones, though I think Portuguese, Brazilian, and Czech monarchists have gotten off to a good start on Facebook.

Forum members, if you are on Facebook and have not yet "Liked" all the FB pages mentioned above, please do so!  It's a small step, but it's a step, I guess.
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Forum members, if you are on Facebook and have not yet "Liked" all the FB pages mentioned above, please do so!  It's a small step, but it's a step, I guess.


Done! Of course, I already had 'Liked' the British pages and the Czech page, but hadn't found the other two.

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I think that "one person taking control" would be contrary to the spirit of "the social media revolution..."

There are of course already monarchist organisations within particular countries that have leadership structures.  For example, our own "Jimmy117" is the leader of the British Monarchist League which has a strong Facebook presence, as of course does the British Monarchy itself with 507,571 fans at the moment (though I can't help finding it disappointing that that's still way behind the pages of leading pop stars etc who can get millions of "Likes").

It would be nice if restorationist organisations could become as vibrant and visible as preservationist ones, though I think Portuguese, Brazilian, and Czech monarchists have gotten off to a good start on Facebook.

Forum members, if you are on Facebook and have not yet "Liked" all the FB pages mentioned above, please do so!  It's a small step, but it's a step, I guess.


Well I did not mean a absolute leader just a good leader. That means PR and administration.

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I think that "one person taking control" would be contrary to the spirit of "the social media revolution..."


I see it more that individuals and organisations can utilise social media to express themselves free from mainstream media scrutiny, and the fact that you CAN control what is and isn't said on there unlike mainstream media news sites. IMHO of course.
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heres a few pages im a member of

http://www.facebook.com/groups/53660357944/?ref=ts#!/groups/53660357944/


http://www.facebook.com/groups/53660357944/?ref=ts#!/group.php?gid=5780851562

http://www.facebook.com/groups/53660357944/?ref=ts#!/group.php?gid=16811822285

not all of them are very active

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