hi, Even other FOSS events in India like the upcoming Python conference, PyCon ( http://in.pycon.org/2011/) is using such venues as Twitter (they have a twitter account!). FOSS.in was also on Twitter (again, with an account! - http://twitter.com/fossdotin).
Given these two examples (there might be more), I wonder why we should not use Twitter as well. I am doubtful if there are pushing technologies when we do not have accounts, where all we're doing is watching conversations around the hashtag #wci11 and help if such help is needed. These are people already on Twitter whom we're trying to help. Also, to engage them in ways that will have them take a look at Wikipedia and maybe one day edit! Also said, I am happy that this discussion did take place. These suggestions are points for us (in the free community) to consider. Perhaps, a few of us will try services such as identi.ca, if not anything else. If there are interested developers here, the mobile version for identi.ca does need a lot of work on. warm regards, Pradeep Mohandas On 15 September 2011 12:40, Srikanth Lakshmanan <srik....@gmail.com> wrote: > > > On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 16:48, Nagarjuna G <nagar...@gnowgi.org> wrote: > >> >> There are technical ways to push messages to the popular proprietary >> social media like facebook and twitter. Therefore you do not loose anyone, >> but at the same time we can also push a message about free social media, >> which is in the larger interest of free knowledge community. >> > > Agree with you that tecnical solutions exist, but then we are not the only > one to use "proprietary social media". So its not bad using it. Everyone > uses it, be it Jimmy or events like Wikimania. The primary intent is to > reach out and in a simple way. Well as i mentioned before, If you want help > out spreading the word by using free media, you are more than welcome. > > Lets not also get paranoid about Free stuff, which case the conference > needs to have a hotel which only uses Free stuff (right from bubble top > water,everything is proprietary) and so on. Lets get real, while we support > free culture, we need not always be living for it. > > -- > Regards > Srikanth.L > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > > -- Pradeep Mohandas How Pradeep uses email - http://goo.gl/6v1I9
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