A small suggestion. You point out during your rallies that the MSM typically doesn’t show the crowds. (In fairness, I have seen one, IIRC FOX, who did). I have recently learned about a “Citizen Broadcasting” site called “Periscope”. I would like to suggest that you hire a couple of folks equipped with decent phones ( it uploads from smartphones / tablets) and have one showing the crowd from your point of view, one showing you on the podium as you speak, and one toward the back of the room or outside showing just how Huuuuuge things are.
Here’s a sample of one such video. ( I have no idea how long Periscope keeps them in archive. They have LIVE events at the top of a topic list, but recorded presentations are kept in a list for viewing out of time sync.)
I just watched it before starting this posting, so now the text says “ended 23 minutes ago”, but in fact, I was able to be in your rally crowd, live, for 5 minutes. It’s a very different experience from “News at 11 – redacted and edited”…
Ended 23 minutes ago
In crowd with the Michigan #TrumpTrain #TrumpRally. YUGGGEEE MOVEMENT!!!!!
If you connect to the top level of Periscope, there are the 3 current most active videos. Along the left edge there is a search panel (you can hide it or bring it back with the magnifying glass icon). In that search panel, entering #MAGA, #Trumptrain, or just Trump pulls up existing choices.
Were you to put good quality feeds up for your events, and let the Trumptrain know they existed, I’m sure Trump events would be in the top 3 panels every time they happened. Heck, tagged as “Stageview” “Crowd” and “Trumpview” I suspect you will have 3 top feeds.
Now I’ve tagged this article with several things that usually don’t go together. Art and Tech. Human Interest and Political Current Events. News Why? Because it is capturing a fusion of those things. Periscope is “Personal Broadcast Network” and “Citizen Journalism” with all that implies. Some of it has “low production values” (makeup, Makeup? We don’t need no steeeenking MAKEUP!! ;-) and some of the language is “as she is spoke” sometimes in the gutter. But above all else, it is real and live and honest. No censors. No editors. No one between you and the Army Of One Broadcaster.
In my opinion, this puts a fence around traditional media. From this point forward, every riot, every rally, every significant event where people gather, will end up with phones out and live video rolling to the world. Should the MSM try to “spin” that too much, they will be faced with a 1000 points of video light…
Compared to Youtube and related? What Periscope brings to the table is the immediacy of it. LIVE video. You see the news as it is happening from the POV of a real person in the middle of it. (I ought to mention there are thousands of non-news ‘channels’ too. Folks playing music, having their own cooking show, whatever.) Also, the audience can provide feedback. You will see ‘text bubbles’ at the left of the video. One financial show had the presenter answering questions from that feedback to him. So yes, youtube gives everyone a DVD Store. Periscope gives everyone a live broadcast station, with DVR built in.
This is “art by the people” and very much human interest. It is the new form of news, and it is about current political events. It also is certainly tech. In that fusion, or perhaps from that fusion, comes a new way of seeing the world. Live, unfiltered, as it happens. The gatekeepers of the world have been bypassed with WiFi and 4G.
So that’s my pitch. Take a look at it. Think it over. Cost of entry is a person with a smart phone. Reach is global and as far as you can spread the #Trumpscope tag.