[Marketing] [Proposal] Auto-publish CommBlog posts to main @Fedora Twitter Account

Frinx C allvariables at gmail.com
Thu Mar 31 13:51:39 UTC 2016

I would love to put focus in, and volunteer to help with with anything
Twitter related.
On Mar 30, 2016 8:48 PM, "Justin W. Flory" <jflory7 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 03/28/2016 09:31 PM, Joe Brockmeier wrote:
>> On 03/28/2016 03:04 PM, Remy DeCausemaker wrote:
>>> It has been suggested that we adjust the community blog's jetpack
>>> plugin to post to the main @Fedora twitter account, so that we are not
>>> dividing our content. The only possible issue that we have here is
>>> that there is occasional cross-promotion that occurs between Magazine
>>> and CommBlog. When we have big announcements--we post pointer or
>>> wrapper articles between the two. This would create some overlap or
>>> echo within the twitter feed.
>>> Even with this echo consideration in mind, I would propose to the mktg
>>> list that we auto-publish posts from the CommBlog to the main @Fedora
>>> twitter account, now that we've established our readership and
>>> editorial process a bit further.
>>> This will *significantly* improve the visibility of our contributor
>>> focused content published on CommBlog, as well as increase the
>>> frequency of posts to the @Fedora twitter account (roughly 2-10
>>> articles per week.)
>>> Thank you all for your time and attention to this proposal, and votes
>>> and discussions are welcome here.
>> We've had two -1s for auto-posting, so I'd suggest a bit of a
>> modification:
>> 1) Let everything from Community Blog auto-post to @fedoracommunity, but
>> make the profile clear that's exactly what it is. No effort to build
>> following there but if it grows organically, spiffy.
>> 2) Explicitly add Community Blog to sources for human-curated content
>> going to @fedora.
>>                                # # #
>> Also, can we get a sound-off on the humans who currently *are* curating
>> content? It feels a bit wild west to me at the moment, as I'm never
>> quite sure if there's anybody at the switch on a particular day.
>> And is anybody tending to @replies to @fedora?
> I'm also -1 to auto-posting to the Fedora accounts because of the human
> aspect. It is possible to generate tailored messages within Jetpack for
> posts to automatically go out when an article is published, but this can
> cause problems when you post to multiple platforms (e.g. tagging @thisThing
> works on Twitter but doesn't on Facebook, Google+ has +thisThing and nobody
> else does, etc.).
> In short, I think carefully curating the content posted to the "main"
> social media account is the right way to do it, even if it's more manual
> labor.
> As for the Community Blog proposals listed by jzb, I'm +1 to both. I see
> no harm in having *ALL* CommBlog posts go to @fedoracommunity, but
> sometimes there might be an article that is worthwhile to share with the
> greater community, even those who aren't exclusively contributors to
> Fedora. Therefore, I also see no harm in having Community Blog articles
> posted to official @Fedora accounts while keeping the @fedoracommunity
> account standing.
> In my eyes, the idea is that we handpick content from the CommBlog that
> should be syndicated with the larger social media presence. Not everything
> that comes out on the CommBlog needs to be shared on all the accounts all
> the time.
> To help answer that question about who is behind Fedora social media, I
> CC'd the social media list in case anyone with privileges is watching that
> list and can chime in to confirm. As far as Twitter goes, I don't actively
> see the @Fedora account replying or engaging with replies or content, but I
> wonder if this is a manpower issue? This came up between me and bkp at a
> meeting, I think, but there are not any SOPs documenting how to get
> involved with social media or how someone can contribute outside of posting
> to the social-media mailing list. If more hands are needed for this, I
> would also be happy to volunteer some time to help with engagement.
> --
> Cheers,
> Justin W. Flory
> jflory7 at gmail.com
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