Re: [Nolug] Nolug on G+?

From: Ron Johnson <>
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2012 21:28:39 -0500
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On 08/12/2012 08:52 PM, Jimmy Hess wrote:
> On 8/12/12, Ron Johnson <> wrote:
>> On 08/12/2012 02:10 PM, Mischa D. Krilov wrote:
>>> Events and sharing come to mind.
>> We have a mailing list.
> But Google+ and Facebook are newer technology, although Facebook is
> generally the preferred one, and G+ is a bit of a dismal fail, so I
> don't understand the argument in favor of G+ that "It's not FB". The
> poster made the equivalent of a suggestion that you store notes using
> uploaded Word documents.... but you said... "But we already have
> Telephone, pen and paper, and paper calendars... why would be the
> benefits of using a computer for any of that?"

Having watched some critical thinking videos this weekend on YouTube, my
response is, "I disagree with your analogy."

> Social Networking sites are a tool; and a more modern fad is for to
> people to communicate with them and keep track of their interactions
> nowadays through such sites.

Fads are for fickle youth.

> Such sites provide some automatic functionality that mailing lists
> don't, such as responding publicly in the affirmative/negative to an
> event invite without a massive number of e-mails to everyone,

It's my experience that lists combined with MUA are *much* better at
tracking conversations that web forums.

> and
> sharing media rich content more efficiently.

Links to YouTube, flickr, etc can easily be pasted into emails.

> E-mail based mailing lists are such a 90s fad.

Are you sure?

> In Principle, there would be nothing mutually exclusive with NOLUG
> having both a mailing /and/ a Facebook page; the Facebook page
> might attract participation from a larger audience of Linux users,
> particularly novices, who aren't familiar with the concept of a LUG,
> and have no clue about mailing lists..

That would be an excellent argument if not for Google., distro-specific
forums and Linux Questions.

If adults of legally sound mind must be told what foods they
are not allowed to buy, then those people are not competent
to choose (i.e. vote for) their own leaders.
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