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Re: FWN: Facebook page



One further suggestion on aggregating Fedora Facebook pages:

One successful approach I have seen used is to create a central resource page that points to the endorsed related and subpages/groups. We could provide links to the pages the official project endorses to give them more authority, and work with owners of those groups to provide backlinks back to the central page.

The Fedora Linux groups on Facebook that I can find are:

Fedora Core Rocks!
http://www.facebook.com/groups/edit.php?members&gid=2205138518
1030 members
Admin/owner: Steve Hurley (Salem State)

Fedora Core Users
http://www.facebook.com/groups/edit.php?members&gid=2216011142
446 members
Admin/owner: Omar Saleem <http://www.facebook.com/s.php?k=100000080&id=505520612> (Herndon High) / Camilo Mesias <http://www.facebook.com/s.php?k=100000080&id=656174051> (Leicester)

Fedora Bangaldesh
http://www.facebook.com/groups/edit.php?members&gid=15219484140
95 members
Admin/owner: Mahay Alam Khan <http://www.facebook.com/s.php?k=100000080&id=680514318> (BdOSN) / Imtiaz Rahi <http://www.facebook.com/s.php?k=100000080&id=596281806> (Bangladesh)
links to fedorabd yahoo com

Fedora - Linux
http://www.facebook.com/groups/edit.php?members&gid=11454680248
291 members
Admins/owners include Paul Frields & Larry Cafiero
*This should likely be the official page*

Fedora-fr (France)
http://www.facebook.com/groups/edit.php?members&gid=20097201496
55 users
Admins/owners: Guillaume Kulakowski <http://www.facebook.com/s.php?k=100000080&id=574091357> (France) / Johan Cwiklinski <http://www.facebook.com/s.php?k=100000080&id=753358560> (France)
links to http://www.fedora-fr.org/

Fedora 8 Warewolf ES
http://www.facebook.com/groups/edit.php?members&gid=5916177534
36 users
Admins/owners: Alejandro Moncada (Universidad Nacional de Colombia) / Z. Alejandro Rincon Linares <http://www.facebook.com/s.php?k=100000080&id=590701965> (Colombia)

Fedora & linux
http://www.facebook.com/groups/edit.php?members&gid=10370701652
36 members
Admins/owners: Oshan Channaka Rubesinghe <http://www.facebook.com/s.php?k=100000080&id=1099665384> (Trinity College)

Fedora Weekly News
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fedora-Weekly-News/33564906746
3 members
Admin/owner: Pascal Calarco (Notre Dame)

So this isn't a huge job to aggregate some of these. The regional groups (France and Bangadesh) are nice to encourage, IMO. Some of the smaller groups could be encouraged to disband if they aren't active, if we wanted to be a bit more hands-on with this. We could actively post on the other groups, encouraging folks to join the official page as well.

 - pascal

Larry Cafiero wrote:
Hi, Pascal --

I got onto Facebook by accident several months ago -- a friend wanted
me to see something, so I signed on not thinking I was signing into FB
-- but find it to be somewhat helpful in getting the word out to
like-minded communities.

I am in some of the Fedora groups on FB -- even bestowed administrator
status on one -- but I haven't seen the Fedora Ambassador one. Care to
point it out?

Thanks for starting a FWN fan group -- I'm in.

Larry Cafiero

On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 7:26 AM, Pascal Calarco <pcalarco nd edu> wrote:
Paul W. Frields wrote:
On Sun, Oct 05, 2008 at 09:47:26AM -0400, Pascal Calarco wrote:

I thought I would try to raise the visibility of FWN a bit by creating a
 Facebook page for FWN, as a 'communications product' type of Fan page.
Not high impact, but another vector that advances the publication, the
 project, and the brand.
Suggestions and revisions most welcome!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fedora-Weekly-News/33564906746

The splintering of pages on Facebook continues to be an issue with a
lot of FB users.  Have you considered getting added to the existing
Fedora groups somehow, and submitting stories to those pages instead?

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=11454680248&ref=ts
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=2205138518&ref=ts

I don't know that much about Facebook groups and how they operate, so
maybe there's a way to "subscribe" your group to the others, in which
case it wouldn't matter whether it's separate or not.  Good luck!

Agreed.  Search for 'Fedora' in Facebook and you get many pages with a wide
variety of utility and authority.  Perhaps a few of us in the marketing list
could work on what Paul suggests here?  Anyone up for this?  There is also a
semi-official Fedora Ambassadors page on FB that would be good if it could
be made official.

 - pascal

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