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Re: Webplatform Facebook Group

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:18:04 -0400
Message-ID: <553550EC.8010309@w3.org>
To: Russell <sgtpooki@gmail.com>, abhimanyu0003 <abhimanyu@japanaddicts.org>, Ann-Katrin Travelling <aktravelling@hotmail.com>
CC: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Hi, Russell–

Great, I've added you as an admin.

Regards–
–Doug

On 4/18/15 7:24 PM, Russell wrote:
> I'll volunteer to help out. I just left the dupe group and put in a
> request to join the webplatform.org <http://webplatform.org> group.
>
>
> On Sat, Apr 18, 2015, 2:11 PM Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org
> <mailto:schepers@w3.org>> wrote:
>
>     Hi, Abhimanyu, all–
>
>     I'm also going to be gone next week, so forgive my silence for a bit.
>
>     I think it's unrealistic to simply set up a Facebook page and expect
>     activity on it. We've had several people sign up, but there's been no
>     direction on when or why to use that Facebook group vs this mailing
>     list, or any other forum.
>
>     Merely having a Facebook group isn't magic; it has to be part of a
>     strategy, and a concerted effort; this was a large part of my original
>     reservations about the idea.
>
>     So, generally, what do we want to do on the Facebook group, on G+, on
>     Twitter, or on any social media? Concretely, let's focus on Facebook on
>     this thread, for now.
>
>     Abhimanyu made a suggestion on the FB page the we start WebSundays:
>     "Next Sunday: 19th April. Let's make it count. Earmark what pages you'll
>     be working on and set an hour or more aside for just WebPlatform and
>     nothing else".
>
>     This is a good idea, and it's concrete. I think it should be spread more
>     widely, not just on FB; maybe a blog post and tweet as well (and
>     certainly this list!), maybe with a bit more advance notice (I'm
>     personally busy the next 2 Sundays).
>
>     We can play it by ear, but let's keep our expectations realistic and
>     come up with a loose gameplan.
>
>
>     BTW, in addition to having the conversation split, as PhistucK warns,
>     it's more effort to help drive conversations and community; Abhimanyu
>     has stepped up to help guide the Facebook group, but it will probably
>     take more than one person. Any volunteers?
>
>     Regards–
>     –Doug
>
>
>     On 4/18/15 7:19 AM, abhimanyu0003 wrote:
>      > Okay so we now have a Facebook group (if we want, we can gave a G+
>      > community later). First, we need to make this one active. But I
>     see no
>      > headways. Ofc, it'll take time, but come on, let's show some
>     initiative,
>      > everybody :D
>      >
>      > We just have to get it started and once it picks up, I'll start
>      > publicising it. Let's get some good discussions and technical
>     questions
>      > in there.
>      >
>      > Here's the link, if someone needs it right now:
>      > https://www.facebook.com/groups/webplatform.org/
>      >
>      > There's nothing else happening in the mailing list, otherwise we
>     could
>      > port the discussion to the group. But let's not get disappointed and
>      > start fresh discussions. Everything starts small and we don't need
>      > top-notch discussions or serious matters right now. Just
>     easygoing stuff
>      > posted once a while and people commenting/liking it. That's all I
>     need.
>      >
>      > Btw, I'll be offline for a few days. I'll be back by Thursday I
>     think,
>      > and I expect good activity by then, so that I can begin publicising.
>      >
>      > Good luck everyone!
>      >
>      > ---
>      > </Abhimanyu>
>      >
>      >
>      > ---- On Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:37:22 +0530 *Ann-Katrin Travelling
>      > <aktravelling@hotmail.com <mailto:aktravelling@hotmail.com>>*
>     wrote ----
>      >
>      >     I tend to disagree. In my circles it tends to be the other way
>      >     around, actually, Facebook is dying down more and more, and
>     mainly
>      >     consists of people posting links and cute baby pictures,
>     while the
>      >     forums I am part of on Google Plus are quite active..
>      >
>      >     My personal experience, based on my interests, and my circles is
>      >     that food and healthy living discussions are very animated on
>     Facebook
>      >     Technical discussions and photo discussions, especially around
>      >     techniques etc are very active on G+.
>      >
>      >     I agree with the suggestion to have both;
>      >     Some users prefer Facebook, and refuse Google+
>      >     Other users prefer Google+ and refuse Facebook.
>      >     Other users distinguish between what they do on different social
>      >     networks, and use FB for private matters and discussions and
>     Google+
>      >     for public or professional.
>      >
>      >     We need to offer the alternatives. But yes, there will also
>     be some
>      >     discussions that are on one rather than the other platform, I
>      >     personally think that is OK.
>      >
>      >     Ann-Katrin
>      >
>      >
>      >
>      >      > Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:48:11 +0200
>      >      > From: jirka@kosek.cz <mailto:jirka@kosek.cz>
>     <mailto:jirka@kosek.cz <mailto:jirka@kosek.cz>>
>      >      > To: schepers@w3.org <mailto:schepers@w3.org>
>     <mailto:schepers@w3.org <mailto:schepers@w3.org>>;
>     sgtpooki@gmail.com <mailto:sgtpooki@gmail.com>
>      >     <mailto:sgtpooki@gmail.com <mailto:sgtpooki@gmail.com>>;
>     abhimanyu@japanaddicts.org <mailto:abhimanyu@japanaddicts.org>
>      >     <mailto:abhimanyu@japanaddicts.org
>     <mailto:abhimanyu@japanaddicts..org>>; public-webplatform@w3.org
>     <mailto:public-webplatform@w3.org>
>      >     <mailto:public-webplatform@w3.org
>     <mailto:public-webplatform@w3.org>>
>      >      > Subject: Re: Webplatform Facebook Group
>      >      >
>      >      > On 17.4.2015 5:24, Doug Schepers wrote:
>      >      > > I tend agree with you that G+ might be a better place to get
>      >      > > high-quality contributions,
>      >      >
>      >      > G+? G+ is dead place. If you want get some traction
>     Facebook is
>      >     way to
>      >      > go (not that I like it, but this is fact).
>      >      >
>      >      > Jirka
>      >      >
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