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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Apache OpenOffice Project Twitter Account
Date Sun, 15 Apr 2012 22:25:22 GMT
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?

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

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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