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

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Mon Apr 28 18:36:19 EDT 2014


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That seems more like PESOS (Publish Elsewhere, Syndicate to your Own
Site).  I'm guessing the plugin logs into Google+ as you, then scrapes
the content to re-publish on your blog.

As near as I can tell, there's no public API for Google+ to let you
publish *to* Google+ from a blog. That would be POSSE (Publish on your
Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere) which is what I would like to do, both
for my own blog as well as @KWLUG in the !Fediverse.

And then there's all the rumours of Google+ following Google Talk and
Google Buzz and Google Wave and Google Reader to that great bitbucket
in the 'Plex.

http://techcrunch.com/2014/04/24/google-is-walking-dead/

and, of course, https://www.xkcd.com/1361/

- --Bob.


On 14-04-28 04:51 PM, CrankyOldBugger wrote:
> 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:
> 
> 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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