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From drew <d...@baseanswers.com>
Subject Re: Apache OpenOffice Project Twitter Account
Date Wed, 11 Apr 2012 16:08:09 GMT
On Wed, 2012-04-11 at 17:43 +0200, Roberto Galoppini wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 4:09 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> > Social media outreach, via Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc., is an
> > important part of outreach to users. Although the Apache developer
> > community is firmly rooted in mailing lists, we know that our users
> > live in a different world.   If we want to engage with them we need to
> > use the tools that they use, and communicate the way they communicate.
> >
> > Now that we're very close to the AOO 3.4 release, I'd like to start
> > with a project Twitter account, under PPMC control.
> >
> > By "under PPMC control" I mean something similar to how we treat the
> > project blog:
> >
> > -- Any PPMC member, upon request, can have write access.
> >
> > -- We can use the project's official logo in conjunction with the account.
> >
> > -- We would promote the account on our project's website.
> >
> > -- We would generally treat the account as an official voice of the
> > project, not as a personal account.
> >
> > I'm not saying we need to pre-review and and approve every "tweet"
> > sent through the account.  But we should set expectations that the
> > account is to be used in a professional fashion, upholding the
> > standards of this project, not used to settle personal disputes, to
> > promote personal business, etc.
> >
> 
> An option could be to agree on a simple guideline for that, so that
> everyone knows how to handle it. I'm thinking not only about the style of
> communication, but also about who to follow, how to engage in
> conversations, improve outreach, etc.
> 
> 
> > There are already several Twitter accounts that use the OOo name or
> > trademarks:
> >
> > http://twitter.com/#!/openofficeorg  --- This account has 1571
> > followers.  But it is not sharing any AOO status, no links to blog
> > posts, announcements, etc.  Who controls it?  Are
> > we able to get it under PPMC control?  Can we rebrand it as Apache
> > OpenOffice?
> >
> 
> That could be a good starting point, I think. It seems like if you're the
> only one who can send DM to the actual owner's account.
> 
> 
> >
> > http://twitter.com/#!/openoffice -- This account seems unused.  Only one
> > tweet.
> >
> 
> I'd try to get that it too. It's better than ApacheOO, and you might want
> to put the full name in the Settings > Account > Name.
> 
Hi Roberto, Rob

I just did so now, and followed up with an email to the account contact
in the whois database for the domain listed, the linked sub-domain has
been dead for a while IIRC, though the main site is alive - anyway, I'll
report back when (or if) I hear anything back.

//drew


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