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I am a 55 year old Baby Boomer that grew up with analog audiovisual gear 
and choose to make a living digitizing media recordings with the gear I 
learned to make the media recordings with back in college. I have a flip 
phone, not a smart phone. I am an airplane buff - but only for the 
planes that have propellers. I don't have a single HD set in the house, 
but I do have five standard def CRT TV's. I don't have access to a 
computer at home most evenings, I choose to leave it at work as much as 
I can.

My wife is 12 years younger - an X-Gen. Smart phone, tablets, facebook, 
etc etc. She's a hairdresser by trade and can't always pick up the phone 
while she's at work. I hated the idea of texting but I had to embrace 
it, if I wanted to easily communicate with her throughout the day.

I don't have a personal facebook account and in the past I jokingly 
nicknamed it "wastebook". It seemed to me from the outside, that so much 
time is wasted on it.

This being said, in my free time I volunteer as the Director of a local 
cable access station. Back five years ago we decided it was important to 
begin trying to engage younger viewers to watch our programming. I 
decided to join facebook in the name of the station. We post our TV 
schedule lineup weekly on different community facebook pages. We have 
hundreds of people who have asked to be friends of our page, many of 
them are younger. They're now interested in getting the schedule on 
facebook as some of the programming we produce is of interest to them 
and they want to know about it in a way that they can quickly get 
updates and in a place that they frequent and are comfortable with. 
Several younger people in their teens and early 20's now volunteer for 
the station because they connected with our facebook page as friends and 
began to take up an interest in producing the programming.

There's nothing to loose by having a facebook page for ARSC. First it 
secures an official page. It brings brand awareness, connects us with 
new people who may not know about us, promotes activities, events, and 
raises awareness for what we do as a community and our common goals. It 
connects our organization with younger people in a way they frequent and 
are familiar with. It could open up additional revenue streams 
advertising products and services in our industry. There could be 
several moderators that can make sure to re-route people who post 
something that should be on the list-serve. I know I've experienced a 
time where I wanted to include a photo, audio or video sample with a 
post I made in the list-serve - but you can't do this along with your 
post. The ARSC facebook page could provide an easy place for people to 
post media examples. If they provide a link with the sample on the 
facebook page back to the list-serve post, this could drive curious 
people to the list-serve who have never used it before, engage them and 
possibly get them to participate in the list-serve.

I don't see much to loose in doing this. Just two cents from a 
flip-phone carrying Baby Boomer.

John Schroth

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On 9/13/2018 10:53 AM, Alex McGehee wrote:
> 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 <http://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-zuckerberg-fix-facebook-b
>>     efore-it-breaks-democracy
>>     <https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/09/17/can-mark-zuckerberg-fix-facebook-
>>     before-it-breaks-democracy>
>>     Alex McGehee
>>
>>> On Sep 12, 2018, at 10:31 AM, Mason Vander Lugt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>
>>> 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 designed
>>     more for ARSC to communicate with members and the public (but, to a lesser
>>     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 below.
>>     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 page,
>>     check it out! - https://www.facebook.com/arscaudio/
>>
>>
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