[nSLUG] Encouraging participation and reaching out into the community

Jack Warkentin jwark at bellaliant.net
Wed Jul 17 12:50:16 ADT 2013

Hi Everybody

I have two concerns over having a twitter account.

First: I enjoy *all* of the posts to the email list, and making the 
occasional posting myself. If I don't participate in the new twitter 
account, I am concerned that I will miss out on something that might 
*really* interest me.

Second: If we start using some communication device other than the email 
list, then next might come a facebook account, a linkedin (I think 
that's how it is spelled) account, and who knows what else. That could 
split the group into subgroups among which intersubgroup communication 
is significantly reduced. I think the group is small enough as it is 
that such splitting would be undesirable.

On the other hand, I know that people who have jobs, or would like to 
have jobs, are pretty well compelled to have presences on social media. 
As a 75-year old old fogy, I guess it is a luxury for me not to have to 
have such a presence. I just hope that my above concerns fail to 



Ben Armstrong wrote:

> If, after all this, there are those who strongly feel the new twitter
> account is bad for the group, please make your case for it. But I think
> at this point, we would need to hear a pretty compelling reason to take
> any action against it, so make your point well.
> Cheers,
> Ben
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Jack Warkentin, phone 902-404-0457, email jwark at bellaliant.net
39 Inverness Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3P 1X6

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