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From drew <d...@baseanswers.com>
Subject Re: Apache OpenOffice Project Twitter Account
Date Mon, 16 Apr 2012 04:50:26 GMT
On Sun, 2012-04-15 at 18:25 -0400, Rob Weir wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 12:08 PM, drew <drew@baseanswers.com> wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> 
> Hi Drew,
> 
> It has been 5 days now.  Have you received any response from that domain owner?

No nothing.

> 
> If not, I'm ready to go with a new account:   https://twitter.com/#!/apacheoo

a good account name for an announcement stream, even with the other IMO.

//drew

> I have it configured with the BirdHerd service, so up to 10 PPMC
> members will be able send tweets via that account.
> 
> -Rob
> 
> 
> > //drew
> >
> >
> > <snip>
> >
> 



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