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  • From: mIEKAL aND <>
  • To: nafex mailing list at ibiblio <>
  • Subject: Re: [nafex] NAFEX group on Facebook
  • Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2012 13:08:15 -0500

NAFEX already exists on Facebook with more than 200 members. I'm
incredibly interested in reaching out to younger generations of fruit
growers and explorers. I'm pretty sure every last one of them is on
Facebook and uses it in the ways I describe as do hoards of my own

It's the info about the privacy settings I meant to answer
> -- I'm sure it's possible to keep one's Facebook account locked down;
> but the impression I have is that it's a timeconsuming nuisance to
> accomplish this, and that it may have to be done again at any moment
> whenever Facebook feels like revamping things.

I've helped many people set up locked down accounts. It takes a few
minutes. As far as I know nothing has changed that compromised those

> If what I want is a person-to-person messaging service, or even a
> messaging service working for a group, this is entirely possible to
> accomplish without Facebook: which makes its money from keeping people
> on Facebook as much of the time as possible.

I use adblocker. I never see ads, and my use of FB does not generate
any ad revenue for FB.

For those who want to use
> Facebook to do it, I don't care; but I don't want to push an already
> functioning group in that direction, quite possibly ruining its
> existing function in the process; which is how I took your ending
> comment quoted below, though you may not have meant it that way:
> On Aug 9, 2012, at 11:43 AM, mIEKAL aND wrote:
>> In general much of the activity on the dozens of email lists I'm on
>> seem to be shifting to FB.

Yr really twisting what I said. I made a statement about the 75 or so
mailing lists Im on and a bunch of mailinglists I run. Across the
board much of the traffic has shifted to FB. I am not advocating that
for this list, but in reality, whether you like it or not, my feeling
traffic and interaction has gone down on this list because a certain
amount of the energy has moved to FB.

I read this list relgiously and have been since its beginning. I've
learned more from it than any other resource on fruit and nuts that
I've encountered. I'm not trying to sabotage a community, I am simply
alerting folks to another option.


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