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Old 12-10-2011, 08:16 PM   #1
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I'm sending links to new forum posts to Facebook and Twitter:

Class B Forum Facebook

Class B Forum Twitter

Basically it is the post title and a link back to this forum so you can read the full post. I hope to encourage more members to follow the forum and participate when a topic they are interested in come up.
This should make it easy to see when there are new posts. I just started it and it seems to working. There may be a bit of duplication going on but I should be able to solve that.

If it proves to be useful then great. If it doesn't get used i can turn it off.

If you don't use Facebook or Twitter here are what the links looks like:



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Old 12-10-2011, 10:23 PM   #2
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Good luck with that. I use neither facebook nor twitter.
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:01 PM   #3
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Good luck with that.............
Thanks Johnny - I hope it helps too. I'd really like to see more members participate here. Interesting - there has been 80+ plus views on this post already. Maybe it will bring in some new members also.
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On Twitter, keep your tweets simple. Can the not necessary "Open Discussion" words and rephrase what you want to say in plain English to entice a visit, not necessarily the subject title.That would let searches pick you up better and pique curiosity since you only have 140 characters to work with.

On Facebook, be more conversational similar to what I said about Twitter. People ignore canned generated messages like you showed. On Facebook you need to editorialize your opening comment. You have a few more characters to work with to dress it out.
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Old 12-11-2011, 12:30 PM   #5
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Agreed - I'll look at all the options again. The process is automated and not very configurable.
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I think I stopped all the duplication. Basically a new forum post gets sent to Twitter (periodically, not real-time) and then Twitter sends it Facebook. So if your are already on Facebook or Twitter you should be able to track new posts on the forum then come back here to participate. That it the most effective way for me to do it I think. I don't use either service that much myself but it is fun learning new things.

Also, the forum software was updated last week to the most current version available.
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:23 PM   #7
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Good luck with that. I use neither facebook nor twitter.
@ditto

I'll try it though, just to be trendy.
What's a tweet?
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What's a tweet?
A lot of the kids said it on Halloween...... Twick or Tweet ..........
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Funny, I have a twitter id but have no idea how it works, as i generally don't do social networking, and so never
learned how to tweet. Like Betty White says, "it seems like a waste of time". Or was that about facebook?
Places like this, web chat forums, with common themes are the main exception.
I think I'd go nuts reading 140 character messages about what someone's kids did today, or what
someone is having for lunch, or what someone is wearing (although that might have exceptions, too )

Still, if I can get some help with it, I'll give it a try, since it's targeting this forum, which I really enjoy.
Do I have to "follow" classbforum?
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I don't know much about it either Mike. I think it will be useful for people that use Facebook or Twitter regularly. They would follow ClassBForum and see brief descriptions of what is going on here on the forum. Those small descriptions contain a link to the actual post here. So, if something comes up that they are interested in then they click the link and end up here. If you follow ClassBForum on Twitter Mike let me know what happens such as do you get emails or do you have to be on Twitter to see the activity here on the forum.
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