OTB on Facebook
Matthew Yglesias has not only been proudly eponymous since 2002, he has had his own Facebook fan club (“Matthew Yglesias is kinda awesome“) since last summer. This is all the rage among lefty bloggers, with Talking Points Memo (TPM Fans) and MyDD (MyDD People) following suit. Indeed, Matt Stoller alleges that “everybody’s doing it.”
Not to be left out, I’ve inaugurated a Friends of OTB group. I’m not sure what I hope to accomplish with it but figure it might be interesting for readers and contributors to the OTB blogs to have another place to post messages and to have the ability to associate a face with the names.
Being an authoritarian righty, membership requires my approval. I’m happy to let anyone’s name that I recognize in, though, so long as they’re not among the half dozen or so non-spammers banned from the comments section.