[microsound-announce] microsound-announce Digest, Vol 106, Issue 7

Garrett Lynch lists at asquare.org
Mon Jan 27 14:11:11 EST 2014

Facebook is a specific platform and not like a list which can be read through any number of platforms.  Using Facebook requires a belief in the platform, the organisation, their ultimate longevity and their definition of the platform as a means of communication (incorporating how that may change at some future point).  Moving to Facebook I think will lose some people here, perhaps pick others but will they engage in the same way?

I'm not keen for a switch to Facebook even though I too only lurk on the list but I do understand why it may be preferable to others.  However why not use both list and Facebook?  I've run a research related weblog for quite a few years now and I use plugins for the weblog that push everything to a Facebook and Twitter page.  Perhaps what's needed is migration to a better mailing list that might have to capability to do something like this; it would please everybody and as social media sites come and go can adapt.

Garrett at asquare.org

On 27 Jan 2014, at 04:58, microsound-announce-request at or8.net wrote:

>> On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 1:15 PM, Kim Cascone <kim at anechoicmedia.com> wrote:
>> Dear .microsounders,
>> Judging from the number of posts it seems like this mode of communication,
>> i.e. the email list, has become antiquated.
>> If you are on Facebook I think it might be a good idea to migrate to the
>> .microsound group there since you can post media directly to the page --
>> which makes sense since we are a media-oriented community.
>> https://www.facebook.com/groups/microsound/
>> anyway, hope everyone is doing well in this new year
>> ciao!
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