[kwlug-disc] kwlug on twitter?

Insurance Squared Inc. gcooke at insurancesquared.com
Tue Dec 22 19:35:36 EST 2009


And I just have put some :) in my last post since there's so little 
inflection that comes across in email :).

g.


Insurance Squared Inc. wrote:
> g's interpretation of Bob's post:
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> <interpretation>Yes!  I volunteer!</interpretation>
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> 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.
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> 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 that.
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> Bob Jonkman wrote:
>> If the KWLUG site produced Atom/RSS feeds they could be set up to 
>> feed Twitter directly, without human interference.
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>> I'd like to see a KWLUG Atom/RSS feed simply so that I can see the 
>> new meeting announcements in my news reader...
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>> Also, if http://twitter.com/kwlug is to be acquired, then I recommend 
>> that http://identi.ca/kwlug be acquired also.
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>> 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 badly out-of-date, with the only entry being the Beryl/Compiz demo in 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.
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>> There's also a KWLUG group on LinkedIn: 
>> http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1769625
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>> What about all those other social networking sites?  Plaxo, Bebo, 
>> Frappr, MySpace...
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>> 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
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>> --Bob.
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>> 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.
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>>> 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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