[kwlug-disc] POSSE, or cross-posting [was: kwlug moribund? [Was: Creative Mornings]]

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Mon Apr 28 16:42:34 EDT 2014

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The blog plugins I'm using to do cross-posting require developer API
keys from Twitter and Facebook, and recently both of these services
started demanding mobile phone numbers before handing out those API
keys.  The Twitter API keys I got a year ago (without divulging a
mobile phone number and contributing to their demographics marketing
coffers) is still working, but when I tried to set up some new
accounts and API keys for someone without a mobile phone I got stuck.
So this person is excluded from full participation in online society.
That's what closed, proprietary services will do for you...

I did manage to link my personal Twitter account to Facebook (that
probably used OAuth), so now a post to my blog sends a notification to
the !Fediverse, which bridges across to Twitter, which then posts in
Facebook. Haven't found a way to include Google+ in that chain yet.
The !Fediverse @KWLUG account bridges to the Twitter @KWLUG account,
but since http://kwlug.org doesn't support PubSubHubbub I can't get
http://kwlug.org/upcoming/rss to automatically post to the !Fediverse.
 And I don't suppose anyone is willing to supply their mobile phone
number for a Facebook API...

What are you using to cross-post from Google+, Cranky?

POSSE may be of interest: http://indiewebcamp.com/POSSE

- --Bob.

On 14-04-28 03:12 PM, CrankyOldBugger wrote:
> 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:
> I think KWLUG already has a presence on those social media
> platforms:
> 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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