Tea Party Community
First logo when the site launched (now outdated).
Type of site
Social networking service
Created by
  • Tim Selaty Sr., Founder – CEO
  • Tim Selaty Jr., Founder – CTO
  • Michelle Selaty, Founder – CFO
LaunchedFebruary 2, 2013 (2013-02-02)
Current statusDefunct

The Tea Party Community was a social networking and political networking[2] website intended as an alternative to Facebook for use by American conservatives, founded by Ken Crow, Tim Selaty, Sr. and Tim Selaty, Jr. in November 2012[3] and launching on February 2, 2013.[2]


In January 2013, Crow accused Facebook of intentionally targeting conservative members for censorship and described the new site as "a new home for conservatives and the Tea Party movement in America", which could help to facilitate "the organizational process" of the movement. The Tea Party Community is aesthetically similar to Facebook, which Crow described as intentional.[3] As of February 1, 2013, it had drawn over 50,000 members.[4][5] The site is now defunct.


  1. ^ "About". Tea Party Community. Retrieved February 1, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Dodrill, Tara (February 1, 2013). "'Tea Party Community': 'Facebook' Alternative For Conservatives Launching". The Inquisitr. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Starnes, Todd (January 31, 2013). "Conservatives Launch Facebook Alternative". Fox News Radio. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  4. ^ Wing, Nick (February 1, 2013). "Tea Party Community, Conservative Facebook Alternative, Set To Launch". The Huffington Post. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  5. ^ Harper, Jennifer (February 1, 2013). "Inside the Beltway". Washington, D.C. Washington Times. Retrieved February 1, 2013.