[kwlug-disc] kwlug moribund? [Was: Creative Mornings]

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 15:12:02 EDT 2014


You know, Bob, and I'm sure that you do, there's plenty of automatic
cross-posters out there.  You should only have to post to your own blog and
have it automatically copied to G+, FB, Twitter, etc.

Myself, I have a thing running where anything I post in G+ (under my own
account) is automatically copied to my personal blog.

No need to make extra work for yourself!



On 28 April 2014 14:27, Bob Jonkman <bjonkman at sobac.com> wrote:

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> I think KWLUG already has a presence on those social media platforms:
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> Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/s/kwlug
>
> Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/235909336445540/
>
> LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1769625
>
> Twitter: https://twitter.com/kwlug
>
> !Fediverse: http://sn.jonkman.ca/kwlug and
> http://sn.jonkman.ca/group/kwlug
>
>
> I'm a co-admin for the LinkedIn page, and I'm the voice of KWLUG on
> Twitter and in the !Fediverse. If anyone wants to join me I'll be glad
> to hand out the passwords in an encrypted e-mail, or in person at the
> next meeting.
>
> I've been live-microblogging the last few KWLUG meetings, but aside
> from a few "Favorited" and re-Tweets by total strangers I'm not sure
> if the effort is worth the result. Does anyone here find the
> live-blogging of @KWLUG meetings useful?
>
>
> For myself I would do neither Facebook nor Google+, and Twitter only
> as an amplifier for the !Fediverse.  But in the case of the Ubuntu
> Canadian team, at an Ubuntu IRC meeting (with International Observers
> from the Local Community (LoCo) Council) it was suggested that we
> expand to where people are, and that's Facebook and Google+.  So
> Cranky got roped into managing a Google+ community page for Ubuntu-ca,
> and Sammy Lao (razorgoto) was volunteered into setting up a Facebook
> Ubuntu-ca page. So now I'm actually on both Google+ and Facebook far
> more than I want to be.
>
> I've been cross-promoting Ubuntu-ca IRC/Video Chat meetings and Ubuntu
> Hours on Google+, Facebook, Ubuntu forums and mailing lists, and still
> the last IRC/Video Chat meeting consisted mostly of me talking to myself.
>
> I suspect that the high-tech and FAIF crowds I hang out with at both
> KWLUG and Ubuntu-ca have not much interest in any of the commercial
> social media sites, and both groups are more active on their mailing
> lists than anywhere else. And perhaps that's how it should be.
>
> - --Bob.
>
>
>
>
> On 14-04-28 09:45 AM, CrankyOldBugger wrote:
> > Well social media is a good idea.
> >
> > The Canadian Ubuntu Google+ group which Bob, Darcy and I (and
> > others) started is now up to 33 followers and 6,830 views.
> >
> > Bob keeps mentioning some "FaceBook" thing but honestly I have no
> > idea what he's talking about, and I strongly suspect that this
> > "FaceBook" is some sort of delusion he's having..  He makes it
> > sound like it's something that's kind of like Google+, but nowhere
> > near as good...
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On 28 April 2014 09:35, John Johnson <jvj at golden.net> wrote:
> >
> >> On 2014-04-28 08:19, Chamunks Arkturus wrote:
> >>
> >> If we do a bit more social media wise I think that we would pick
> >> up.
> >>
> >>
> >> Agree. And with the "pick up" comes a wider audience, ranging
> >> from "newbies" to "experts". And with that challenge to engage
> >> and retain individuals with different levels of experience. No
> >> suggestions. No solutions. I just thought I would remind readers
> >> of this recurring issue.
> >>
> >> Me? I still consider myself a Linux newbie. And this after some
> >> experience in the 1980s as a part-time Unix sysadm. And after
> >> recently setting up an Ubuntu webserver with Apache (ok ok
> >> Apache2). But still a newbie.
> >>
> >> JohnJ
>
>
>
>
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