Wednesday afternoon, the "Save Idaho Public Television" Facebook group had 600 members.
By Thursday morning, the number had grown to 845. By Thursday afternoon, the number of members had grown to 1,119, and the cause is still young.
This use of social networking for a cause comes on the heels of Gov. Butch Otter's proposal to wean seven agencies and commissions, including IPTV, off state money over the next four years.
IPTV is not alone in its use of hi-tec mobilizing. "Friends of Idaho Parks," another Facebook group, has sprung up since Otter's announcement that he wants to fold Parks and Recreation into the Bureau of Land Management. By Thursday, this group, too, had more than 1,000 members.
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