Facebook and Birding-aus

To: "Dave Torr" <>
Subject: Facebook and Birding-aus
From: "Katherine Bronte" <>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 18:20:38 +1000
Maybe a group and a link could be set up.

I like to think of Facebook as huge social experiment. Also allowing
opportunities for others to learn somethings in a different way. Some of the
applications are crap but some can be used as learning tools.

The question of Gender and Age......statistics of course - statistics!!


On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 5:11 PM, Dave Torr <> wrote:

> I can see some benefits for attachments - but as I said I see no reason why
> you don't just set up a group (maybe Russell would object if you called it
> Birding Aus!) and see what happens - I would definitely not be too happy if
> "normal" posts started to appear there and we ended up with two parallel
> birding aus systems that we needed to read! But the market will decide - if
> people prefer Facebook your system will get users and BA will wither and
> die
> - if not then the converse will happen.
> (I am naturally suspicious about any site that requires my gender and date
> of birth before allowing me to register)
> 2008/8/29 Kurtis Lindsay <>
> >
> > Graham,
> >
> > Adavantages of a facebook group include those I listed in my previous
> email
> > "It would be an easier way to post links, videos and pictures without
> having
> > to go through other sites like photo At the same time, I
> > believe it would bring the already friendly, personal Birding-aus to an
> even
> > friendlier level, to a level were listers can get to know one another a
> > little better just like members of a club."
> > Currently, to post an image or video on the BA list, you must log into a
> > seperate website and attatch your pictures throught that, then make sure
> it
> > is of the right size etc before you can paste a link to it on a
> Birding-aus
> > bound email. With a facebook group, videos and photos can be attatched
> > directly onto the page.
> > The benefits aren't endless, so I'm not going to lie or try and over
> > glorify facebook, I don't even work for them! I am simply putting forward
> an
> > idea.
> >
> > If a group like this was set up on facebook it would be entirely up to
> the
> > individual what they post on it, when and where they access it, how long
> > they look at it let alone whether they even join. I understand many
> > workplaces frown upon  access to such social networking sites on their
> > computers, and I'm definately not forcing anyone to do so.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Kurtis
> >

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