[kwlug-disc] kwlug on twitter?

Insurance Squared Inc. gcooke at insurancesquared.com
Tue Dec 22 19:11:35 EST 2009

g's interpretation of Bob's post:

<interpretation>Yes!  I volunteer!</interpretation>

As I noted, little to no benefit.  Perhaps I should have clarified, 
little to no benefit, more work for volunteers.  The website + mailman 
email lists cover 99% of what we need as a group.

If someone's looking for make work projects that use a funky feed to 
keep things all social-media, then replace the email lists with a 
discussion forum and pull feeds off of the discussion forum.  "Last 10 
posts" feed sounds a lot more useful if you want feeds.  More useful, 
and not a fad which Twitter is.  But no, I'm not volunteering for any of 


Bob Jonkman wrote:
> If the KWLUG site produced Atom/RSS feeds they could be set up to feed 
> Twitter directly, without human interference.
> I'd like to see a KWLUG Atom/RSS feed simply so that I can see the new 
> meeting announcements in my news reader...
> Also, if http://twitter.com/kwlug is to be acquired, then I recommend 
> that http://identi.ca/kwlug be acquired also.
> It looks like there is already a KWLUG page on Facebook: 
> http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2372274435  Is it just me, or is 
> the script something like Sinhalese?  Either way, the page is badly 
> out-of-date, with the only entry being the Beryl/Compiz demo in 
> November 2007.
> There's also a KWLUG group on LinkedIn: 
> http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1769625
> What about all those other social networking sites?  Plaxo, Bebo, 
> Frappr, MySpace...
> I recommend to people that even if they don't intend to use these 
> services, they should acquire their name and establish an identity 
> anyway.  Better to have your own ID than to have someone else acquire 
> it, and possibly use it for identity fraud purposes.  If you've 
> already established your own ID it's more difficult for someone else 
> to spoof you.  Witness "Fake Steve Jobs" on Twitter, and Australian 
> censorship minister Stephen Conroy on stephenconroy.com.au
> --Bob.
> Paul Nijjar wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 08:01:13AM -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>>>   anyone interested in getting kwlug on twitter?  so far, "kwlug"
>>> isn't allocated.  might be worth grabbing it while it's still there.
>> I do not understand Twitter well, so forgive the newbie questions.
>> Who would post to this? Is this an account (like for one person) or
>> would it be some kind of aggregator?
>> I don't think I would oppose being all Web 2.0, but I am not sure I
>> would personally want to put in the work of maintaining that presence.
>> If other people do then I would vote that they go for it.
>> - Paul
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