twitter and identi.ca accounts

jon at rejon.org jon at rejon.org
Mon Mar 14 22:28:40 EDT 2011


Stop send me accounts.  I arrive beijing Monday.

jon at fabricatorz.com
http://fabricatorz.com
On Mar 14, 2011 8:33 PM, "Wolfgang Spraul" <wolfgang at sharism.cc> wrote:
> Hi, we have a few twitter and identi.ca accounts that are more
> or less dormant:
>
> http://identi.ca/group/nanonote (82 members)
> http://identi.ca/qihardware (153 subscribers, 17 groups)
> http://twitter.com/qihardware (312 followers, 22 lists)
>
> I am a big fan of twitter and identi.ca and facebook and others,
> but I see two practical problems for our accounts now:
>
> 1) Even though I asked a few people, nobody stepped up in
> maintaining these accounts for a number of months now. I
> am mostly active on the mailing list and in IRC, that's enough
> for me.
>
> 2) Even if someone would step up, we don't really have a center
> but more of a decentralized structure. So should anyone even
> be the 'spokesperson'? There are people like Werner, two Davids,
> kyak, Jane, Xiangfu and others (not even including Milkymist
> One now) who might as well speak (or not) for the project.
> So maybe the accounts should be turned into simple lists? Kind
> of like a twitter or identi.ca copyleft hardware planet? But
> who is interested in a combined stream of messages from
> copyleft hardware users?
>
> If I hear totally nothing on this, I will probably just delete
> the identi.ca and twitter accounts. It's hard because I am sure
> there are real people there who would love to stay in touch,
> and who will get disconnected if we are most active only on
> the mailing list or irc, but I feel no account is still better
> than a dormant account. That feels like a trap to me...
>
> Thanks for any feedback and suggestions, Cheers,
> Wolfgang
>
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