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Petition to get Paul Wheaton on The Colbert Report

 
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Someone started a petition on Facebook to get Paul on the Colbert Report. It would be cool if lots of people were liking the page and the people producing the show were to notice and invite Paul. That could help spread permaculture a lot.

You can find the petition here.
 
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My relationship with bookface is...up and down...shall we say.
I heard an interview today re privacy (again), that means I'm dereigistering again.
So long story short, I'd love to sign, but my paranoia about giant corps mining my data won't allow me
Is there another way/platform? There's bound to be other permies with the same 'issues'!
 
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Couldn't you just make a fake account if you wanted to support the petition?
 
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Not a facebook fan. Would be happy to sign if there's another link.
 
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I just "liked" it, there were 225 likes so far. I also posted a link to the petition onto their facebook page . We will see if they notice.
 
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I don't facebook, youtube, or connect all my apps. You are not alone, leila.
 
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Okie-dokie, I went to facebook and 'liked' the petion. Now i have two demands: I need to be notified when Paul is on the show (what network?) and someone has to remind me to deactivate facebook again.
 
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Terri Pacheco wrote:Okie-dokie, I went to facebook and 'liked' the petion. Now i have two demands: I need to be notified when Paul is on the show (what network?) and someone has to remind me to deactivate facebook again.



Terri, sign up for Paul's daily-ish email here and you will get notified if/when Paul gets on the show.
 
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Terri Pacheco wrote: remind me to deactivate facebook again


Terri, since I'm in paranoid mode
If you just 'deactivate' your account, facebook maintains all your data so it's all right there for you when you return...
I'm pretty sure deleting your account gets rid of everything.

BTW, I'm very much not saying anyone else should/shouldn't etc; facebook's just not my thing!
 
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Not to freak you out but I have read the info is still "out there" even though the account is deleted.
 
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Okay, signed under someone elses. Hope Colbert brings you on to spread the word, Paul.
 
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well I liked it, for what good it'll do

as for farceberk and privacy, the simple answer is not to give it any data you don't want it to have, such as mobile phone numbers or whatever. You also don't have to use your real birth date, and you don't have to put where you live (or you can put some place else, like I do...)

I don't really care if data miners get my name, address and so forth as those are in the public domain already. Anything I really don't want the world to know doesn't get online at all!
 
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Austin Shackles wrote:well I liked it, for what good it'll do

as for farceberk and privacy, the simple answer is not to give it any data you don't want it to have, such as mobile phone numbers or whatever. You also don't have to use your real birth date, and you don't have to put where you live (or you can put some place else, like I do...)

I don't really care if data miners get my name, address and so forth as those are in the public domain already. Anything I really don't want the world to know doesn't get online at all!



Good sensible advice. The only thing Facebook "knows" about you is what you tell it.


 
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(about to head home from sepp event)

This would be very cool. I would even do the plane trip!
 
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Austin Shackles wrote:as for farceberk and privacy, the simple answer is not to give it any data you don't want it to have, such as mobile phone numbers or whatever. You also don't have to use your real birth date, and you don't have to put where you live (or you can put some place else, like I do...) I don't really care if data miners get my name, address and so forth as those are in the public domain already. Anything I really don't want the world to know doesn't get online at all!


Cris Bessette wrote:Good sensible advice. The only thing Facebook "knows" about you is what you tell it.


I don't tell it anything! I think I'm easily influenced by 'experts' in interviews
 
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Done. I "liked" a few more Paul Wheaton things while I was at it. I'm afraid I don't look at Facebook very often.
 
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Let's assume for a moment this is going to be a reality, I think if the chance materializes on the show, Paul should mention that people in any city or environment can have success in permaculture, and seeking out local people already involved in permaculture is a great way to gain hands on access to the craft.

My thinking is that if "millions" of people watch Paul on the show, and decide to pursue some permaculture, all of us already practicing permaculture could potentially have an influx of inspired people looking to us all for help, and a lot could get done.
 
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ok, have liked! i don't know what the fuss is about with respects to facebook. it's a tool that can be used for good, no matter how many douchebag cia's are out there listening.

if you get onto the colbert report then it's the perfect time to start talking about alternative trading schemes and how they fit into the permaculture scene!!

good luck!!!
 
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Getting close to 1,000 likes now! Someone posted the page to Colbert's FB page when it only had around 200 likes. I wonder when or how often we should try repeating that.
 
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Shame this is on Facebook. Let me know if this gets moved somewhere else and I'd be happy to endorse.
 
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Seems to be a number of Luddite-leaning-types here. You can always use other methods of contact .....

~ (212) 586-2477

~ 513 W. 54th St. in New York City, 10019

~ Use the "Contact" section of the official Comedy Central website. http://www.comedycentral.com/help/website-feedback

~ Email the Colbert Nation webmaster at colbertweb@gmail.com.

 
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Neil Evansan wrote:Seems to be a number of Luddite-leaning-types here. You can always use other methods of contact .....

~ (212) 586-2477

~ 513 W. 54th St. in New York City, 10019

~ Use the "Contact" section of the official Comedy Central website. http://www.comedycentral.com/help/website-feedback

~ Email the Colbert Nation webmaster at colbertweb@gmail.com.


thanks for the contacts Neil, I've 'liked' the petition, as well as making more 'Luddite' contact
 
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You're Welcome Leila!

While FaceBook works for over a Billion people worldwide, Humans still DO like to have personal interaction.

An interesting thing about the "reach out and touch someone" generations ..... Studies continue to show that it's the rare individual who actually takes the time to make a personalized contact, so most of the media-savvy peeps will give more weight to those contacts. When I did SportsTalk Radio in the 90s, it was determined that each phone call was representing the feelings of 50 individual listeners who would never call in themselves. We could use that rough guesstimate as almost instant feedback on what topics we'd focus on that day, what Promotions we'd do, who we would contact for quotes, etc. The same thing was true on another Station I worked with Political Talk.

While it's efficient to make your thoughts seen on Social and other Electronic Media, that efficiency can be easily lost amongst the noise of all the other online traffic. That's one of the reasons contact by Phone is still assigned more influential.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:(about to head home from sepp event)

This would be very cool. I would even do the plane trip!

Paul, if you are interested in doing these kinds of interviews, put together a short "Paul Reel" for Producers to look at. For the most part, they don't really care about your instructional stuff, but they DO want to have a great sense of what kind of an Interview you'd give, and how you'd interact with Colbert.

If you've never watched the show, go watch several so you have an idea of what the show is like.

http://www.colbertnation.com/full-episodes/mon-april-1-2013-sigourney-weaver

http://www.colbertnation.com/full-episodes/thu-march-7-2013-john-sexton

but no matter the outcome of this one show, if you want to do interviews on main-stream TV, make it easy for Producers to see you do your stuff. Create a 4 minute video showing You, and why You'd be a Great guest.

Good Luck!
 
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I got an idea to put an announcement on the top of permies ....

I just need to upload these two image ....
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Best of luck woth the petition. Hopefully we'll be able to see it here in Patagonian Chile on youtube or some other video site. By the way, we've just eaten the first Aubergine cultivated in our region, which has a LOT of rain and a very temperate climate. And watermelons and honeydews are well on the way to being the first cultivated here too. All organic gown in our Earthbag Greenhouse in a permacluture fashion.
 
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I voted LIKE on the facebook page. Let us know about dates, channels and times.
 
Just put the cards in their christmas stocking and PRESTO! They get it now! It's like you're the harry potter of permaculture. richsoil.com/cards
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