[wellylug] [Pgug] WellyLUG rekindling

Bruce Hoult bruce at hoult.org
Thu Mar 14 12:55:14 NZDT 2013


Facebook sucks. You can't get data out of it.

At least you can get your Google Reader information out before it
closes. Waaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh :((((((

On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 12:52 PM, Mark Foster <blakjak at blakjak.net> wrote:
> I too am interested in the strong negativity associated with using Facebook.
>
> By all means don't make it prerequisite, but why close that door?
>
> (I have no great love for Facebook, but I would not have figured that folks
> would care more about defending their right not to use Facebook, than their
> right to make WellyLUG a success? And given the wider audience that
> mainstream social networks provide... surely this is a positive, not a
> negative, to the cause?)
>
> Mark.
>
>
> On 14/03/13 12:35, Phil Daintree wrote:
>
> Yes all initiatives are good ... negativity kills initiative... I only
> recently registered a facebook page - my wife is well into it with ipad etc.
> although she has a puppy linux desktop. I am interested about the strong
> reactions to it though. I wonder if we linux types like belonging to a
> minority tinkerers group and actively eschew any mainstream ideas/software
> simply because it is mainstream? I like to think I am open to good ideas
> irrespective of their popularity but I may well actually like being in the
> tinkerer minority. Improving access to our group would be good and FB/some
> other social networking site makes sense in that regard IMHO.
>
> Phil
>
> Ph: +64 (0)275 567890
> Skype: daintree
> http://www.logicworks.co.nz
>
> On 14 March 2013 at 11:23 Hugh Davenport <hugh at davenport.net.nz> wrote:
>> I suggested fb cos I find meetup to suck. Any suggestions welcome
>>
>> Ian Beardslee <ian at karearea.gen.nz> wrote:
>>
>> >Eww seriously if FB is used as the primary, secondary or even tertiary
>> >communication method you can count me out.
>> >
>
>
> *snip*
>
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