I am Jennifer Vaughn, the real-life ARSC social media editor. I've been in this role since 2017. The position is part of the ARSC Online Media Committee, whose mission is "to maintain and develop the Association of Recorded Sound web presence, including the official ARSC website, social media platforms, listservs, and web projects." Social-media-wise, we also have a Twitter account, a YouTube channel, a Wikipedia page, and a LinkedIn account. Like many of you, I am ambivalent-leaning-towards-negative about many social media platforms, but it's a complex issue. I barely post anything personal on Facebook or Twitter, and I am fanatical about my privacy settings, but I do enjoy scouring the Internet for content I think people who are members of ARSC or who support its aims would be interested in. The vast majority of what is posted on FB and Twitter is not original content, but links to articles and reminders of deadlines, grant programs, upcoming conferences, etc. And there is also a dedicated conference page to increase awareness of that event, to welcome newcomers, and for people to exchange information about the venue and program.
Yes, the ARSC FB page gets likes and comments, but its activities are certainly not narcissistic or egotistical endeavors to be popular--the aim is for ARSC to be visible, informative, and welcoming.
It's your choice to participate or "like" or "follow"--no pressure here. And in no way does FB threaten the purpose or future of the listserv. ARSC's social media activities are essentially just good PR for us. And like it or hate it, almost every organization out there does have a social media presence.
It's been said before, but bears repeating again, that ARSC has a Facebook page, which is more like a one-to-many broadcast channel for information; and not a Facebook group, which is more conversational, and much more difficult to moderate.
And just FYI, Mike Biel did not post anything about his email being hacked on the ARSC Facebook page. Nor is there an unofficial ARSC FB page, just the single official one.
Thanks, hope this clears up some of the mysteries of our social media presence,
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Hugh Paterson III <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2019 11:24 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Mike Biel's email
I'm on facebook and I don't engage with ARSC there, only via email. (i'm
part of the under 40 crowd)...
On Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 1:31 PM Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Oh? How and why?
> Lou Judson
> Intuitive Audio
> On Feb 14, 2019, at 1:21 PM, David Katznelson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > The social media conversation on the ARSC listserve always is amusing