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Title: FreeSangha in social media
Post by: Wonky Badger on January 26, 2011, 05:04:04 am
As we lately have become active on Facebook and Twitter again, I thought I'd just put together a small presentation of how we're presently connected to the social networks.

On the portal page you can see this (I blurred out the faces as someone might not want to have theirs uploaded to imageshack):

(http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/959/social.jpg)

There you can start following us on Twitter or join ("like") our page on Facebook. "But why?", you ask. I'll quickly cover the functions of our Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Twitter:
When someone posts a new topic in the FreeSangha forum, within half an hour a notifiction of this will be tweeted (not enabled in the Crier, Market and Danger Zone sections). That way, if you're active on Twitter, you can keep an eye out for interesting topics without actually having to pop into the forum all the time.

Facebook:
If we'd post every new topic to your Facebook wall, it could get pretty cluttered and you might become mightily annoyed with us, so we've refrained from doing that. The only items posted to your Facebook wall is news from the Bulletin Board, like this post, and maybe an occasional Facebook status update. Also, if at any point the forum goes down, our Facebook page is the place to go to find out what's going on and maybe have a small discussion with other members while waiting for the forum to come back up. We used to have a lot more Facebook page members but a small snafu forced us to recreate the page from scratch, losing all the members in the process.

Our current Facebook page address is http://www.facebook.com/pages/Freesangha/171430962891932 but we're hoping to get at least 25 members, because then we're eligible to change it to a shorter and simpler URL. So if you'd like to help out, please join our Facebook page!

Posting to Social Networks:
You might have noticed these small icons at the top right of discussions:

(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/2553/socicons.jpg)

By clicking on them, you can post or bookmark the current discussion at your favourite social network (if your favourite is not there, let me know which it is and I might be able to add it).

If you have any idea on how we could better use Social Media, please feel free to let us know!
 :namaste:
Title: Re: FreeSangha in social media
Post by: Spiny Norman on January 26, 2011, 08:24:01 am
Twitter:
When someone posts a new topic in the FreeSangha forum, within half an hour a notifiction of this will be tweeted (not enabled in the Crier, Market and Danger Zone sections). That way, if you're active on Twitter, you can keep an eye out for interesting topics without actually having to pop into the forum all the time.

I signed up to twitter recently but I don't get the point of it.  I can't be bothered to read the instructions which may be part of the problem... :teehee:
Title: Re: FreeSangha in social media
Post by: Wonky Badger on January 26, 2011, 10:09:24 am
I signed up to twitter recently but I don't get the point of it.  I can't be bothered to read the instructions which may be part of the problem... :teehee:

I started a personal account long ago but never tweeted. Didn't really see the point of the whole thing either. But when we started the FreeSangha account, I added a few other Buddhists and downloaded an addon for Firefox called Echofon. Now tweets keep trickling in from the people/groups that FreeSangha follows and it contains a lot of quotes and links that brightens the day.

An example of what the Echofon window in my Firefox might look like:

(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/8645/screenshotcrop.png)
Title: Re: FreeSangha in social media
Post by: J. McKenna on January 27, 2011, 09:33:19 pm
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Title: Re: FreeSangha in social media
Post by: Jechbi on February 04, 2011, 09:55:51 pm
Twitter is actually a pretty good resource if you know how to navigate it and make use of it. You have to sift through a lot of junk, but there are ways to do that easily and also to watch for what you want. Free Sangha tweets are a great addition to the #Buddhism hashtag search. There are some other good Buddhism resources to be found via Twitter, and much of it tends to be very timely.
Title: Re: FreeSangha in social media
Post by: Caz on February 05, 2011, 03:36:12 am
I dont use Twitter very much TBH...
If has a decent phone handy on them sure, But when your on pay as you go... :brick:
Title: Re: FreeSangha in social media
Post by: Temporary Sand on February 07, 2011, 12:48:25 am
Twitter link is here:   http://twitter.com/freesangha

Didn't see the direct link posted.

I was a twitter skeptic, but it really is an interesting communication tool.

 :r4wheel:
Title: Re: FreeSangha in social media
Post by: forbes500 on June 09, 2012, 02:15:46 pm
Are there any plans for a google+ page?
Title: Re: FreeSangha in social media
Post by: Spiny Norman on June 10, 2012, 03:10:11 am
I've gone right off social media, which to me seem basically anti-social. :teehee:
Title: Re: FreeSangha in social media
Post by: J. McKenna on June 10, 2012, 08:22:32 am
amen
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