I think a Facebook group is not just a good idea, but a strategically
important one. Though I can't speak for other interest areas among the ARSC
membership, among 78 collectors much of what used to occur by email lists,
ebay, and other media is gradually migrating to Facebook. Because there are
ARSC members who don't use Facebook, it's important that the listserv's
function not be replaced by a Facebook group, but rather complemented. But
a more active and robust Facebook presence would, I think, be a critical
element in boosting membership, as well as expanding discussion,
particularly among those constituents (and I suspect there are many) who
are more likely to read and participate via social media than email.
On Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 10:53 AM, Alex McGehee <[log in to unmask]>
> Good catch, Scott Burgess. So why not lock down an FP page that does
> nothing more than redirect? We manage the name, but hopefully avoid the
> surveillance. (:
> Alex McGehee
> > On Sep 13, 2018, at 10:35 AM, Burgess, Scott <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > I just realized that the AES page listed in the original post from Mason
> is the UNofficial one that I mentioned earlier. Yes, it says so in the
> description, but I'll be that many of the 12,000+ members think it's
> official. If ASRC doesn't stake their claim on Facebook, someone else
> eventually will.
> > ----
> > Scott Burgess | Manager of Recording Labs and Live Sound
> > Dept of Music and Entertainment Industry Studies
> > University of Colorado Denver
> > 303-315-7462 (office – please note new phone number!)
> > [log in to unmask] | cam.ucdenver.edu <
> > On 9/13/18, 8:20 AM, "Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List on
> behalf of Ron Roscoe" <[log in to unmask] on behalf of
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Well, not only is Facebook a time sink, but so are New Yorker
> articles about
> > Mark Zuckerberg!!!
> > Phew!
> > Ron Roscoe
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> > [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Alex McGehee
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 4:18 PM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] ARSC Facebook Group?
> > A well-worth-the-read article published yesterday by the New Yorker.
> > https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/09/17/can-mark-
> > efore-it-breaks-democracy
> > <https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/09/17/can-mark-
> > before-it-breaks-democracy>
> > Alex McGehee
> >> On Sep 12, 2018, at 10:31 AM, Mason Vander Lugt <[log in to unmask]>
> >> Hi ARSC, the Online Media Committee is looking into the idea of
> creating a
> > discussion group on Facebook, and would like your (ARSC member) input
> about the
> > possibility. In short, a "Group", in Facebook terms, functions more
> like a web
> > forum, and would not replace our existing Facebook "Page", which is
> > more for ARSC to communicate with members and the public (but, to a
> > extent, supports user submissions).
> >> For examples, you can look at existing Facebook groups for similar
> > organizations:
> >> AMIA (https://www.facebook.com/groups/76820094560)
> >> IASA (https://www.facebook.com/groups/179371048900314)
> >> AES (https://www.facebook.com/groups/AudioEngineeringSoc)
> >> We have created an anonymous 5-question survey on Google forms, link
> > Please take a moment to complete it to let us know how you feel about
> the idea.
> > The OMC will discuss the results at our meeting later this month and
> will update
> > here after we've had a chance to process results and weigh options.
> If you would
> > like more information about what such a group would entail, feel free
> to write
> > me and/or Andrew Hansbrough ([log in to unmask]).
> >> https://goo.gl/forms/b78SSo8dKHGMvo9H2
> >> Thank you,
> >> Mason Vander Lugt and the Online Media Committee
> >> P.S. if you are on Facebook but aren't yet following the official ARSC
> > check it out! - https://www.facebook.com/arscaudio/