[LINK] Maintaining the link list - Facebook page?

George Bray georgebray at gmail.com
Sun Feb 20 23:48:37 AEDT 2011

Gday Robin,

Some thoughts inline:

On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 4:40 PM, Robin Whittle <rw at firstpr.com.au> wrote:

>                A Link Facebook page could in some way form
>                a bridge between the two systems - in terms of
>                awareness of Link, if not the actual
>                discussions.

Yes, I was only thinking of using FB as the equivalent of a one-page
website that gives a few pointers to the resources around the list. As
the centuries progress though, the Link list will need markers to
point future info-archaeologists at our progress. Link on Facebook
could be a worthy milestone at this the 17 year mark.

> Maybe some brave Link soul with a foot in both eras could establish a
> Facebook page, like some kind of outpost on the new frontier (from my
> point of view).  This would appear be like a gateway into the past for
> the Facebook generation!

It is a timid recognition of progress on behalf of the Link list, and
I think we should all be very cautious.  My beard is starting to go
grey (1965 model), so I suggest we continue to seek the most facebook
capable Linker to set it up.

> Perhaps, if they, or several people, took the trouble to do occasional
> (once every week or two?) Status Updates on the Link Facebook page,
> mentioning discussions they thought were interesting, with links into
> the Link archive, then this would appear on the News Feed page of
> everyone who "friended" Link.

I'd hesitate to start a task that needs to be done by someone. But if
someone wants to do it, fine.


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