Two days ago, I posted this in /r/GaryJohnson about how Gary Johnson supporters could use a reddit to speak directly to Gary Johnson. The post was well received and a day later, the moderators put a notice up on the subreddit that the subreddit can now be used to speak directly to Gary Johnson.
To allow /r/GaryJohnson to speak directly to Gov. Johnson, we created a reddit-to-Twitter bot. It works by scanning /r/GaryJohnson for posts that have a score of 10 or higher (subject to change). The posts that make the cut are tweeted out by @reddit4GJ and mention @GovGaryJohnson. This bot allows all of Gary Johnson’s followers to use the subreddit to aggregate their ideas and use reddit to speak to Gary with one, effective voice.
This minor addition transforms the /r/GaryJohnson subreddit into a platform for proposing ideas/questions/criticisms, approving the best ones as a group, and sending them to Gary Johnson via Twitter. /r/GaryJohnson is now a place where high-quality ideas rise to the top and represent the group as a whole.
Gary Johnson supporters should be excited about this for a couple reasons:
- You are one of the first groups to use reddit to organize your ideas and send them to a leader.
- Gary Johnson is much more likely to pay attention to you. GJ knows that each tweet by @reddit4GJ has garnered some level of group approval and therefore might be worth his time.
Gary Johnson himself should be excited about this too:
- Your supporters have made an effort to organize their thoughts and send them to you in an efficient format. Don’t miss this opportunity.
- You can now form a relationship with your supporters as a whole by following @reddit4GJ. You can respond to the tweets or post questions/ideas to /r/GaryJohnson and receive valuable feedback.
Of course, we are excited about this too. It is the first time a group has embraced our reddit-to-Twitter idea and we think the /r/GaryJohnson subreddit could be an amazing experiment in group-to-leader communication.
If you are Gary Johnson, we encourage you to follow @reddit4GJ. It is the most efficient and intimate way to listen to your supporters.
Also, we recorded a short podcast about @reddit4GJ. You can listen to it here.
Are you interested in creating a reddit-to-twitter bot or giving your audience a platform to create their collective voice? Contact us now and find out how we can help.