Any volunteers for our twitter handle?
We are now a group of some 77 members and active more than ever!
A few of us have also met in person and others had successfully attended a meetup in Mumbai recently!
We now discuss on a range of issues from caste based reservations to net neutrality/encryption issues to the death penalty and seem to be quite active on loomio!
In view of the above , how about we take this a notch further and enter the world of social media?
I had twitter in mind. We could reach a vast majority through twitter.
Twitter can be a very powerful tool and so should be used wisely. Especially when we are representing a serious group like ours.
My opinion: If we finally do decide to create a twitter handle , we would need a dedicated set of people to handle the account.
Let me suggest an idea.
Step 1) : Get some members of our group to be ready to handle our groups twitter account.
2) Create a twitter handle.
3) Since we are a group , one simply should not post whatever he feels is right. We , Indian Pirates , as a group should collectively agree on a post before "tweeting" it on twitter. **But this should be applied only to important topics as we cannot expect to vote on EVERY SINGLE tweet our group has to post. For example , if we are taking a stand on net neutrality or the draft encryption policy or the death penalty , we should THEN as a group agree to the post before "tweeting" whatever it is we want to—Like we do on loomio – we open a discussion , throw in our views and come to an agreement, only faster!
Other small issues like , for example "Re-posting" a link can simply be tweeted without consult because it cannot go wrong--- for instance , the gov. withdrew the draft encryption policy , we do not need to AGREE as a group before tweeting it because it is a "fact" .
I hope you get what I mean.
4) If one person is not able to be active on twitter , share the passwords among 2-3 members.
I can simply go ahead and create a twitter handle but to be honest , I feel that I certainly am not the right person to be handling the account because of the nature of my profession. Because when Im home , I can keep the account active , but when I go sailing I will be gone for about 4 months and there would be no activity.
Consistency is something we should maintain.
I mean , if we create a twitter handle , we should not come across as a loosely knit group whose members are hardly active.
We should do it once and we should do it right.
We could do the same for Facebook too if need be.
So, do we have any volunteers?