[nafex] NAFEX on Facebook

mIEKAL aND qazingulaza at gmail.com
Mon Sep 22 22:50:33 EDT 2014

Seriously, there is a huge amount of under 35 energy on the various
Facebook permaculture, plant & orchard groups that I'm a part of.
It's sad that very few of them can be convinced to join a listserv and
sad that folks that have chimed into this thread are locked into one
possible version of information transmission.  Facebook is just a
tool.  You can run adblock plus and never ever see an ad or
advertising of any kind.  you can streamline your permissions and your
behavior so your personal information is not harvested.  You can be
involved in very very in depth conversations with other growers who
are interested in knowledge sharing.  You get out of it what you put
into it.  If you expect it to be a waste of time, it will.  If you
decide to use it like a tool, like a pick axe or a refractometer, it
can be that.  I run a nursery of edible plants and generate a large
percentage of online sales via facebook, and locally here in the very
rural area I live in, I would never bother doing an event without
using it, because here is really no other way locally for folks to
hear about events.

That said, I'll try to get a thread going on the facebook page to see
if any of the folks there not subbed to this list would be interested
in joining.

On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 9:14 PM, Ginda Fisher <list at ginda.us> wrote:
>> ...
>> I ran across the most perfect Google resource for an organization, one that
>> NAFEX ought to use...
> While some people distrust Google less than they distrust Facebook, I don't see any advantage to NAFEX moving there. Facebook has a broader user base, and both have similar interfaces and provide similar functionality. Both give you a glop of unorganized posts, roughly chonological, with easy ways to include photos. Neither has the "push" feature of email, nor can either be locally stored on your own computer to review later.  The number of people who would strongly prefer G+ to Facebook is rather small. (It includes some of my friends, so I know it exists, but I don't think it's worth NAFEX pursuing.)
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