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    Smile Twitter

    Although I don't tweet myself as I don't feel the needed to, I follow several things I'm interested in.

    Loving the 'more active' GAGB feed

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    I'm the same as you, have an account to follow a few things, but don't have/want followers as I don't tweet myself.

    However, my phone has been 'tweeting' a lot in the last few days ..... northking and bobo frett are to blame I think

    I wonder if they made a note of how many followers we had last Friday, when they were given acccess to the account?
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    Have notiiced that there are items posted on Twitter that have had no mention on the forum, surely the info should be shared on all the GAGB mediums so as all members can read the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDick&Vick View Post
    Have notiiced that there are items posted on Twitter that have had no mention on the forum, surely the info should be shared on all the GAGB mediums so as all members can read the info.
    Probably why the forum is dead - all the activity is elsewhere.

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    Not the answer I would have expected from somebody who was a candidate for the committee.

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    I don't have Twitter (but I do use Facebook)...what did I miss?

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    all the more reason why it should be on here as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDick&Vick View Post
    all the more reason why it should be on here as well.
    I think that the Twitterverse is a different place to forums, and if all those 1 line tweets were posted on the forums it would tend to look like spam.

    A suggestion for the future though: When the site redesign is done it's possible to insert a widget on the page which shows twitter feeds, so that could be used to follow the GAGB twitter account, and thereby allow non twitter users to see what's being tweeted.

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    Yes to the twitter widget. I've already looked into that and have the code for it. It's just fitting it in somewhere and not having the site look cluttered.

    I don't think anyone has missed anything particularly exciting if they haven't been following @thegagb Just some handy links. I think it's great that the GAGB account is tweeting more. It gets us out there and will hopefully bring new member interest. Surely it can only do good?
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    I take the blame for the Twitter feed, (sorry that you felt it wasn't interesting Cass! ) Just to clarify for the Forum users, I agree with martybartfast that Twitter is a completely different beast to a forum and Facebook. At this moment in time Stephen and I are trying to raise our Twitter and Facebook profile, Twitter is mainly a case of following some good relevant groups, and hope that it may help us at a later date with negotiations etc. I have retweeted a few items and also tweeted a couple of links to dead drop caches and the UK's 10 oldest caches. We intend to try to link/highlight at least one interesting caching related item each day. Cass has explained about the widget, which hopefully will then display our tweets on the website. Hope that clarifies the situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Team Microdot View Post
    Probably why the forum is dead - all the activity is elsewhere.
    Not all of us are social media addicts, and I for one wish they would go away. People put things on them before thinking and look at the havoc they create.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDick&Vick View Post
    Not the answer I would have expected from somebody who was a candidate for the committee.
    Well now I'm very curious to know what kind of response you would expect from a former candidate for the committee and why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palujia View Post
    Not all of us are social media addicts, and I for one wish they would go away. People put things on them before thinking and look at the havoc they create.
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    I think that's the joy (or not) of it Palujia. You can subscribe or not. It is an incredibly effective tool in raising awareness and one the GAGB would be daft not to utilise. I think, as mentioned above, it would be wrong to cascade ALL that information into the forums but if there is information of use to all cachers then I am sure it shall be shared here.

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    Well you can carry on without me ! I have limited access to an elderly computer and do not wish to skate all over the interweb looking for things I'm probably not interested in - put on by people who seem to speak in a different language to the one I speak and write - I'll stick to this forum and get my cache info from GS - and a good afternoon to you Sir(or madam)
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    Ha the joys of forum interaction. Social media is used by a lot of people, especially smartphone users. Just because some do not do Facebook or Twitter doesn't mean that we, as a Nationwide association should stand aside and allow players to cosy up in Regional Groups and continue to ask 'what does the GAGB do etc'. Maybe if the forums were a little less negative more people would drop in.
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