[ubuntu-uk] WeLoveLocal.com - maybe a way of spreading the word about Ubuntu?

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Tue Apr 8 17:19:39 BST 2008


On Tue, Apr 08, 2008 at 03:45:12PM +0100, John Levin wrote:
> Rob Beard wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> > 
> > I've recently setup a group for my local LUG on welovelocal.com, and I  
> > wondered if it was worth someone setting up a group for Ubuntu too.
> > 
> > Basically welovelocal.com is a bit like a cross between Facebook and  
> > the Yellow Pages web site (from what I can see).  It allows it's users  
> > to submit reviews for companies and also for companies to advertise  
> > for free (at least it appears to be free).
> > 
> 
> Something similar is the mysociety-backed Groups near you
> http://www.groupsnearyou.com/
> worth putting lugs on there perhaps.
> 

They are town/city centric. Most LUGs are county-sized. As a result it's not 
easy to marry the two up on groupsnearyou. When the site first started I 
asked them about this and it was basically dismissed as a feature.

Cheers,
Al.



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