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

Deb Schneider debs913 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 18 09:03:38 EST 2011

Facebook introduces NAFEX to a whole new audience, some of whom go on
to become members.  So it serves as a vehicle for getting new members
which in turn generates revenue.  It also brings in a younger
set...something which farming of all sorts desperately needs!


On Sun, Dec 18, 2011 at 8:32 AM, mIEKAL aND <qazingulaza at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> 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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