[nafex ibiblio list] [NAFEX] facebook - likes - fans

mIEKAL aND qazingulaza at gmail.com
Sun Dec 18 08:32:28 EST 2011


Facebook for NAFEX is a wonderful addition. The majority of friends I
have under 40 or so use FB everyday to communicate and share
information.  I've posted endless articles, photos, websites about
fruit, organics, winemaking, permaculture which get shared endlessly.
They become viral and propagate themselves with no effort on the part
of the original poster.

I get the sense that like farming, the average age of a NAFEXer is
creeping northward & this is one of the most logical ways to invite
young folks into the fold in a medium that is already second nature to
them.

And for me just being able to post photos of my plantings, get IDs of
mystery plants, & virtually tour other folks plantings is worth its
price in gold.

Also, since FB has built in chat and video conferencing, many, many
people in my circles use this to instantly find out and get info,
altho I should confess that often I've had a question posted to the
listserve here often answered in a matter of minutes.

Also Google Plus has some advantages over Facebook and starting to see
a lot of the permaculture movement folks embrace that.  At some point
Facebook & Google Plus will most likely be interchangeable from a user
standpoint, but it's good to know the options out there.

Information wants to be free.

~mIEKAL



On Sat, Dec 17, 2011 at 4:13 PM, Richard MURPHY <murphman108 at msn.com> wrote:
>
> Dear Squad;
>
> I've also learned a ton from Nafex, and shared a ton, too.
> I'm all for exploring new ideas that will forward the cause, but........
>
> As an engineering manager, I've always given my guys 'new ideas' a simple test before they are implemented.
>
> 1.     Does this idea make the product work better?
>
> 2.     Does this idea reduce the cost of the product?
>
> Failure to answer 'YES' to either of these questions 'freezes' the new idea until a 'YES' appears.
>
> So I ask all of you; What does 'Facebook' / Blogs bring to the Nafex table?
>
> Does it pass the 'new idea' test?
>
> Guys?
>
> Murph


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