[kde-community] KDE at FOSDEM 2015 report

Jaroslaw Staniek staniek at kde.org
Tue Feb 3 21:44:13 UTC 2015

On 3 February 2015 at 16:45, Jonathan Riddell <jr at jriddell.org> wrote:
> Another comment, I posted various photos to Google Plus and Facebook over
> the weekend which I think is well worth doing so the outside world can see
> we are active and loved.  I don't have access to the Twitter account but I
> see Albert posted a few.  I think every event where KDE has a presence needs
> at least 1 person with access to all the social media accounts to post
> updates throughout the day.  I also think a hootsuite account would be well
> worth getting as it saves having to post to three places at once, I did try
> to set one up last akademy but it said the kde accounts were already used by
> a hootsuite account which nobody knew anything about.

I used to play with shared posts between fb and twitter for promotion
but eventually removed the links. Why?
1. These channels offer different styles of posting
2. If you add G+ to that, it's visible when posts are re-shared, what
is worse than genuine posts.
   Sharing "apps" tend to add their ads and so on.

Moreover I am convinced that if posting costs you more than nothing,
you post one-two well formulated messages a day and won't waste time
of your audience with more.

Hint: Include well prepared image or graphics to your posts,
scientists say it increases popularity and re-shares fundamentally.

PS: Posting to 3 or 4 places is in no way competitive to what the
Alexandra Leisse used to do while working on promoting Qt. IIRC it was
10 to 20 places!

PS2: I am admin of LinkedIn KDE account. Well balanced
work/career-related posts especially make sense there.

PS3: No idea if identi.ca is alive BTW, I am posting there but how
popular is it these days?
When I tried to read comments, it moved me to pumpbuddy.us for example.

regards, Jaroslaw Staniek

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