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  • #6850
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    D. Williams
    Participant

    Just to let everyone know that you can now post photo’s on the CPS facebook page and it is of course very easy to upload images.  Lets all have a go at getting it going over the summer as it is a good advert for attracting new members to the club.  https://www.facebook.com/CrewePhotographicSociety

    #6851
    Profile photo of KEN LAST
    Anonymous

    I THINK YOU ARE FLOGGING A DEAD HORSE  REGRETFULLY  DELORES. How many members bother or care enough to participate on this forum. Why is that?

    #6852
    Profile photo of John Royle
    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    Oh, come on Ken, where’s that adventuresome spirit? I know there are members who are concerned about Facebook per se but there was considerable interest in it on the night we discussed this and I expect it to get quite popular and, as D says, it is another showcase for the club.

    #6853
    Profile photo of KEN LAST
    Anonymous

    Well Sir John–CPS  Facebook  is an opportunity to exchange  the joys of our photographic experiences but my pesimism is based on the minimal  participation and support given except for a very small group to this forum . We will see. Seems to me regarding the aspect of attracting new members,  is there thought given how best to keep members. I do not have any statistics-but with exception to committee members–I would be hard pressed to name a rank and file member who was a CPS member before I signed up.  I have tried to persuade members to embrace the local freebie paper with a weekly 40.000 issues so as to attract new members, with a response from just yourself  John. Then this week a very beautiful photo and excellent  insert from our highly respected neighbouring club which could pull the rug from under our feet. Sorry to be negative–on a brighter note my front garden looks great–so many people stop to admire it.

    #6855
    Profile photo of John Royle
    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    I’m afraid our “friends down the road” are quite avid readers of our columns Ken, one of the things about being on view to the world. However, I do believe that there is room for us all!

    #6903
    Profile photo of D. Williams
    D. Williams
    Participant

    The advantage of facebook Ken is that it is very, very easy to upload a picture and so many people struggle to post images on this site.  It wouldn’t take much to get our facebook page looking a bit more active.  I suddenly have a lot more free time on my hands again so will do my best while I can.

    Pleased to hear your garden is looking fab Ken.  How about a picture or two? 😉

    #6904
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    meg cumming
    Participant

    Agree with what has been said. I usually have problems remebering the actual running order for putting things on the web page. Which is a pity because I do like to take part. But as Dolores and others say it is so much easier end less of a bind to put images on facebook. It also probably opens up the society to a wider audience as well,which is no bad thing in the long and may draw more members of all ages in.

    #6905
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    Ian McNab
    Keymaster

    I thought I’d better mention why I’m not going to be posting anything on our Facebook page. It’s because I refuse to have a Facebook account owing to their intrusive and covert tracking of their users’ web browsing.

    Zuckerberg’s company tracks what sites you visit, what pages you look at, how long you look at them for, and collects a mass of other data about you that they then use and sell. And they do this whether you are logged in to Facebook or not. Their covert tracking has been known about for some time by computer scientists and privacy activists. Here’s a technical paper that details how they track your browsing activity.

    So my absence from Facebook is not because I don’t wish to support the efforts our friends in the club are making to encourage more activity and attract members: it’s because I’m not prepared to be watched and monitored by creepy Zuckerberg wherever I go.

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    #6908
    Profile photo of KEN LAST
    Anonymous

    I did not know about Zuckerberg Ian–but how they link you all up through e-mail connections disturbs me. Not wish to put dampner on CPS  Facebook at all-but do find it all a bit of a mishmash. Have rarely used Facebook but have been on a forum for dogs spleen cancer–try and find something read earlier  its hopeless. Hope it works for CPS.

    #6960
    Profile photo of John Royle
    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    I understand the concern but there were a good number of club members who wanted it and, perhaps more important, millions out there who use it and so it is still a publicity machine for us and a means of communication between those of our members who will use it. Many thanks to Paul and Sharon for keeping an eye on it for us.

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