I use Facebook
religiously. I strongly feel that using social media for
promotion of a club or group is not only a good way to
get the word out, but is also a good way to build the
community. This is because it enables a more instant
communication among participants.
For instance, I run a
Facebook Page on Space Weather and Radio Propagation: https://www.facebook.com/
-- this has been a huge resource for
interaction with my readership, and beyond. It has
somewhere between 18,500 and 19,000 subscribers.
I am active in a collection
of ham-radio related groups, as well. See the end of this
message for a list (I started most of them, and am the
admin for all of them).
Therefore, I would say that
the 4sqrp community would benefit. I know, I am biased
about social media.
The decision is to have a Page, a Group, or both.
Take a look at my examples, above, and, the group
Here is my list of groups:
“For me, great algorithms
are the poetry of computation.
Just like verse, they can be
terse, allusive, dense, and even
mysterious. But once unlocked,
they cast a brilliant new light on
some aspect of computing. ” —
“An algorithm must be seen
to be believed.” — Donald Knuth
#32405 - Since 1996
How many 4SQRP folks stalk,
waste time, or otherwise whittle away hours on Facebook?
I was just thinking that perhaps we could gain some
membership and increase participation if we had a
presence on the (now fairly) universal magnet for
Millennials, grandparents, and cat video lovers. Oh yes,
there are a few radio forums as well.
Chas - NK8O