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#1327 - 08/17/09 06:28 PM Re: How To Attract New Users to FTM? [Re: tacit]
roger Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Vermont
I think a(n) FTM trouble-shooting widget is a great idea!!
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#1340 - 08/17/09 09:28 PM Re: How To Attract New Users to FTM? [Re: tacit]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Cyber Space
I recommend this site to all the other Mac forums that I'm on. And I've put the link to FTM on the CNET forums twice now, in appropriate posts to threads.

They will come.
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#1351 - 08/18/09 03:00 AM Re: How To Attract New Users to FTM? [Re: tacit]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Would a FaceBook presence advance our cause in any way?
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#1359 - 08/18/09 05:51 AM Re: How To Attract New Users to FTM? [Re: artie505]
donikatz Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Gotham
FB presence always does -- good idea! I'd wait to see if Franklin's db hosting upgrade resolved the load issues first, though...
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#1382 - 08/18/09 08:50 AM Re: How To Attract New Users to FTM? [Re: donikatz]
roger Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Vermont
speaking of Facebook, how many of us are already there?

/raises hand

I'd be glad to be friends with any of you: http://www.facebook.com/roger.grow

cool
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#1424 - 08/18/09 04:00 PM Re: How To Attract New Users to FTM? [Re: roger]
tacit Offline


Registered: 08/03/09
Loc: Portland, Oregon, USA
I just created a Facebook account a few days ago:

http://www.facebook.com/franklinveaux

I also have a MySpace that I almost never use:

http://www.myspace.com/tacit_rainbow

I'm most active on Twitter and on LJ (my LJ presence is actually enourmous):

http://twitter.com/franklinveaux

http://tacit.livejournal.com
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#1430 - 08/18/09 05:47 PM Re: How To Attract New Users to FTM? [Re: tacit]
roger Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Vermont
Fb friend request sent, and I'm following you on Twitter, though I'm not a big twitterer.

I really enjoy Fb, connecting with, and staying connected to people from all the various walks of my life.
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#1446 - 08/19/09 12:19 AM Re: How To Attract New Users to FTM? [Re: donikatz]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
> I'd wait to see if Franklin's db hosting upgrade resolved the load issues first, though...

Nope... I wasn't volunteering, Doni; I have not yet found it necessary, or even desirable, to involve myself in on-line social-networking.

My social-networking takes place either over the phone (land-line) or by addressing the person on the next barstool.

In my world, the equivalent of "Friending" is offering to buy somebody a drink.
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#1456 - 08/19/09 03:54 AM Re: How To Attract New Users to FTM? [Re: artie505]
donikatz Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Gotham
Well, there are those who would consider things like forums (and BBS, Usenet, IRC, MUD/MOO, etc) forms of early social networking...
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#1478 - 08/19/09 08:46 AM Re: How To Attract New Users to FTM? [Re: tacit]
joemikeb Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Personally I have never been drawn to a site because of a widget -- in fact it is generally the other way around after I have been using a site for a while I might decide to install the widget. But that is just me others may be very different. It might be interesting to take a poll to see how many FTM users actually use widgets before investing any time in developing one.
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#1483 - 08/19/09 09:44 AM Re: How To Attract New Users to FTM? [Re: joemikeb]
donikatz Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Gotham
I'd also be curious to know what kind of widget's being envisioned. An RSS reader? A search box? In what scenarios would a widget be more useful than going to FTM?
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#1525 - 08/19/09 03:26 PM Re: How To Attract New Users to FTM? [Re: donikatz]
tacit Offline


Registered: 08/03/09
Loc: Portland, Oregon, USA
I was thinking of a fairly simple RSS reader widget, since they're easy to create. I have no idea what value, if any, such a thing might have in attracting people, but if it were offered on Apple's widget store, it might raise some awareness, maybe.
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#1530 - 08/19/09 04:55 PM Re: How To Attract New Users to FTM? [Re: tacit]
donikatz Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Gotham
Makes sense to me. Why not? Wouldn't hurt to expand the brand, and who knows what could come of it later?
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#1550 - 08/20/09 12:38 AM Re: How To Attract New Users to FTM? [Re: donikatz]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
> Well, there are those who would consider things like forums (and BBS, Usenet, IRC, MUD/MOO, etc) forms of early social networking...

Ohmygod!!! shocked shocked shocked

I've been wearing a gauze mask over my mouth and nose, and I've caught the dreaded "social-networking syndrome," anyhow.

Has anybody told the CDC that there's a new, virulent strain in the wild?
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