There doesn't seem to be anyone to step up and become a social media
coordinator. Unfortunately, I don't have time to do it because of all my
other roles in Fedora Project. But Kevin Fenzi gave me admin rights to
"Fedora Project" page at Google+ and because I already take care of
"Fedora CZ" page I can take care of this one, too.
I started creating events for all Fedora test days, posting news etc.
There are 12,000 people following the page and the response to test days
has been big so far. We'll see how many of them will actually
participate in test days, but it's a good start.
If you want to help, you can pick another social network, get access to
our page/account, and do the same. We've discussed it a lot, instead of
bringing more and more ideas on the table we should focus on executing
those we have now. Stuff never gets done by discussions.
Jiri Eischmann pÃ*Å¡e v St 29. 08. 2012 v 14:16 +0200:
> thank you for the discussion. It has brought a lot of new ideas. But I
> think we shouldn't go too large at the beginning and rather start with a
> humble, but working solution.
> Let me summarize the discussion and draw some action items:
> * we know who has access to Twitter, Identi.ca, and Google+ accounts, we
> need to talk to them about sharing/giving us the access,
> * we need to find out who has access to Facebook,
> * we're looking for a group of volunteers who would regularly take care
> of the accounts, ideally at least 2-3 people. Who's signing up?
> * I'd love to see someone in charge, a coordinator, who'd make sure all
> necessary steps get done, get access to all accounts etc. Who's signing
> * we should have a different approach to each social network to fully
> leverage the network, the accounts shouldn't work just as RSS ,
> * things we should start with:
> - posting announcements (releases, new apps, Fedora in media,...)
> - creating events on G+ and FB (I'd start with test days which are
> really important for us now)
> - posting pictures from main events such as FUDCons
> * I don't think creating a separate mailing list is something that has
> to be done at the beginning. When the group of volunteers is created
> they can eventually decide what works the best for them. It'd be mainly
> for coordination between them.
> There are definitely more ideas such as using Hangout, blogs etc., but
> I'd start with the ideas above. When this is fairly working we can
> broaden our social media activities.
>  Our post should start interaction. For example instead of a simple
> post "MATE Desktop goes to Fedora 18" I'd rather see "MATE Desktop goes
> to Fedora 18. Will you give a try or are you OK with GNOME 3?".
> Jiri Eischmann pÃ*Å¡e v Ãšt 28. 08. 2012 v 13:42 +0200:
> > Hi,
> > the test season starts and our goal for this release is to get more
> > participants in test days. Social networks are a really good place to
> > spread the word about our test days. Unfortunately, Fedora
> > pages/accounts in social networks are not in a good shape.
> > Facebook - several pages, which one is official and who is its admin?
> > Google+ - no one has posted there since May, admin?
> > Twitter - the only account that gets new posts regularly
> > Identi.ca - the account "Fedora Users" is there, but no posts
> > There are tens of thousands people subscripted to our accounts. That's
> > not few and we should leverage it.
> > It'd be great to have a social media coordinator who'd make sure that
> > all important information gets posted at all social networks we're in,
> > and also persons responsible for individual social networks.
> > I'm sorry if I'm talking about something that has already been discussed
> > at weekly meetings. I can't attend them. Thursday evening is a really
> > bad time for me and I already spend two evenings a week at Fedora
> > meetings, another would kill me.
> > Jiri
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