Good lovely sunny morning, Peter ...
Best thanks for your kind message, which I will try to answer. And
even english is not my motherlanguage, I hope you will understand
Internet data files around the world faster than ever. The Internet
seems to be neither here nor there. The world is one big wire, and
distance is dead.
Before the World Wide Web, the bird watchers were a bunch of
independent agents. After, the emergent behavior is in the increase
in the connectivity between them, as in a neural net. And Facebook
is one of many options.
I am not a Facebook specialist, but I am allways curious to learn
about new cyberspace possibilties related to my interest for birds.
And in cyberspace I allways only tell, write etc. about matters, which
I am not 'affraid' to hear, read etc. again.
I am not affraid for cyberspace, but on the other hand I am not naive.
For me cyberspace is a 'partner', not an 'enemy'.
The Facebook home of NEOORN is group devoted to networking
among those working on the biology of Neotropical birds - South
and Central America - and which I can understand is a convenient
place to post photos, videos, and to network.
I find this Facebook group is a nice supplement for the NEOORN
birding list, and for me especially interesting because it is possible
to see pictures of some of the NEOORN members, and by this way
these persons become 'real' persons, and not just a 'cyberspace'
And remember nobody will force any to join the Facebook; it is
just an option.
For further information about NEOORN group on the Facebook
I will recommend you to contact the administrator of the group.
And my RFI is purely and only to learn if there is a similar
Facebook group for Birding-Aus.
I am certainly not interested to start a Facebook debate, and I
don't have any more comments about Facebook.
I know the future is calling. But first some breakfast, and then time
for some morning birding in the real life before duty call.
Have a nice birding weekend.