Thursday, January 2, 2014

Administrative Matters: Please "Like" We Are Respectable Negroes on Facebook and Adding a Call-in Phone Number For Friends and Foes Alike So That They Can Share Their Witty Thoughts

For the new year, I have made a few additions to the sidebar here at We Are Respectable Negroes.

For a variety of privacy related and political reasons, I do not use Facebook in my personal life. However, I have finally accepted that Facebook is a very effective way of quickly circulating my online work to a large audience. As happened with several of the most popular essays here on We Are Respectable Negroes, folks may find a story here and then discuss it elsewhere. Using Facebook more aggressively is a way of capturing some of that traffic and bringing it back to this site more effectively.

To that end, I have created a fan page for We Are Respectable Negroes on Facebook and added a "Like" feature here on the site. The Facebook app is right below the Google followers box. If you are so inclined can you please add yourself and share with those contacts who you think would like what we are doing here on WARN. As I joked on Twitter, having a Facebook "Like" box with just a few followers is like going to the sex club butt naked and bragging about your particular manly gifts and then coming up a whee bit short in that department. Public shame can be a killer.

The second feature I have added to We Are Respectable Negroes is the ability for readers to call in via their phones and to leave a message in the site's voicemail box. I was telling a friend about the hate mail I receive and he said too bad you can't have those clowns leave a voice message as it would be priceless fun. He is correct. So, if you have declarations of love, hate, erotic commitment, poetry, wisdom, or even random questions, click here and you will be connected via Google Voice for free. As they merit, I will put together a compilation reel and post the best messages here on the site.

Legal stuff. Any messages you leave are the property of Chauncey DeVega and We Are Respectable Negroes and can be used for any purpose without compensation or notice as I see fit. 

Should be fun my friends.

Those people who are interested in interviews or other business related matters should simply email me directly.

What are some of your suggestions and hopes for We Are Respectable Negroes in the year 2014?


RiPPa said...

Good job, brother!

Learning Is Eternal said...

Google Voice? You killing me, CDV! That's the number I give out to potential stalkers @/& random(s). Good work. It's much easier to make people disappear w/google voice. No fingerprints.

These are good adjustments.

Has this been done before? If not, remember who did it first copycats.

chauncey devega said...

In another life we can autotune you and then you can write a craptastic rnb song about google voicing the jumpoffs and mud ducks. I only want 1 point on the sales per thousand.

chauncey devega said...

You said do it. You have good smarts on these things. Now, I just have to maximize that outlet. Any thoughts?

obamasucksreggielovesballs said...

Why? 'Respectable negros' is an oxymoron.
And you are just a moron.