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From Christian Grobmeier <grobme...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Publicising events (was Re: The theory of retreats)
Date Mon, 07 Mar 2011 06:16:39 GMT
> On the other hand, with my ConCom hat on I would probably respond along the
> lines of "it's worth considering places like Xing, but we will never reach
> all of the possible social networks/event announcement lists/event feeds
> etc. We should encourage all people interested in the ASF to publicise our
> events for us in these places."

I think this is a good thing to have great ads with a very low cost. I
don't think it is necessary to use them all. In germany probably Xing,
Facebook and Twitter is most used from the social tools. I guess in
the US LinkedIn replaces Xing in this list. These four will already
have a good effect.

>From administration perspective, how is this done. In Xing groups you
can add more than one moderator. Facebook allows Pages with multiple
moderators too. So I guess we have some volunteers (the streetteam
;-)) for each network to fill the actual content and a small set of
group who are overseeing this activities.

Anyway, a central place for our events would also be good. On the
website there is a place for conferences, but I was not aware about
the Dinner in Berlin, even when I live in germany myself. I would have
expected there is a link from the main page to some kind of calendar.
All events on this calendar are allowed to be publicised to the
networks, maybe.

Christian

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