ubuntu-au Digest, Vol 63, Issue 23

Boden Matthews boden.matthews at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 06:43:16 UTC 2011

> Message: 1
> Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 21:03:03 +1000
> From: Joel Addison<jaddi27 at gmail.com>
> To: ubuntu-au at lists.ubuntu.com
> Subject: Ubuntu-AU Social Media
> Message-ID:<1306839783.2254.19.camel at joel-laptop>
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> Hi everyone,
> A couple of weeks ago I was talking to Jared about the use of social
> media for the Ubuntu Australia Loco. I think we as a group need to
> discuss how best to utilise the accounts/groups that we currently have,
> and decide what could be changed to improve their functionality.
> My proposal would be to set up a Twitter and identi.ca account for
> Ubuntu-AU that could be used to broadcast events and other updates to
> users of these services. Currently there is an identi.ca group for
> Ubuntu Australia, but as far as I know there is no way to post messages
> as the actual group. By having an official Twitter and identi.ca
> account, people might take more notice of upcoming events that have been
> posted.
> Also, I have been looking into the benefits of a Facebook page vs a
> Facebook group. A good comparison of both of these can be found at
> http://www.allfacebook.com/facebook-groups-pages-2010-02. One main
> benefit I can see of having a page over a group is the ability to set an
> easy to read URL for a Facebook page, as opposed to using a long,
> convoluted URL that is set for a group. Also, a page will allow you to
> post as the page, rather than as yourself in the group. Possibly it
> would be useful to have both a group and a page, so events can be shared
> slightly easier through the group, but posts can be sent out as the
> page.
> I have added an item to the agenda for the next meeting on June 10 for
> us to discuss social media use. For those who cannot attend the meeting,
> please send through your thoughts to the list so they can be raised at
> the meeting.
> Regards,
> Joel
> ------------------------------
I'd be more than willing to help running this, I have accounts on 
Twitter and Facebook already too.

Boden Matthews
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