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

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 16:51:44 EDT 2014


I'm actually using a WordPress plugin to pull from G+ :
http://wordpress.org/plugins/g-crossposting/

Not sure if it runs reliably, though, as it seems to stop and start from
time to time, without any notice.  You restart it and here comes the last
two months worth of posts in one shot...



On 28 April 2014 16:42, Bob Jonkman <bjonkman at sobac.com> wrote:

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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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