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7 years 1 month ago #83435 by Frank Ryan
I know the IFAS Committee do a lot
to keep this site up and running and it
is appreciated.
(please don't shoot me for suggesting...)
How about an IFAS prescence on Facebook?
(linked to Twitter)
Easy set up and best of all... Free!
Everyone and his dog on the planet
seem to use it.
Might be good way to spread the good
word of IFAS to the masses?....

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7 years 1 month ago #83437 by Seanie_Morris
Not a bad idea. It's won't have to be updated all that much either. Darragh, what email have we got registered to use for Facebook?

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7 years 1 month ago - 7 years 1 month ago #83438 by DeirdreKelleghan
Its a great idea and would be easier to share photos , videos , events , to a wider audience.


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7 years 1 month ago #83439 by Frank Ryan
Ya. Fansites on Facebook are dead handy
for both parties.

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7 years 1 month ago #83441 by Paul Evans
It's a great idea for reaching out to people, and particularly younger people, who may have a passing interest in astronomy but wouldn't go as far, initially, as joining the IFAS forum or any of the societies. There is a small IAA group on Facebook which I started just to see if it attracted any interest and there are a few members now which is a start though I haven't marketed it at all yet.

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7 years 1 month ago #83452 by jeyjey
I've been posting some of my more accessible sketches (the planets, mainly) on my Facebook page and I've been somewhat surprised by the positive responses from some of my non-astro friends.

I might even try a few more esoteric "faint fuzzies" next....

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7 years 1 month ago #83481 by DeirdreKelleghan
Can't find you on FB Jeff ?

www.facebook.com/deirdre.kelleghan?ref=profile

This is my page

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7 years 1 month ago #83484 by DeirdreKelleghan
Oh Yeh ,sorry did not recognise you in the hat :)
LOL
Deirdre :) :) :)

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7 years 1 month ago #83486 by jeyjey
He he... yes, you have to remember the Colorado connection. ;)

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7 years 1 month ago #83488 by darragh
Seanie,
I'll sent up an email address for a fansite and will setup a fansite on facebook at the weekend

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7 years 1 month ago #83494 by darragh
Hi
I have setup a facebook page for IFAS at
www.facebook.com/pages/Irish-Federation-...cieties/324581859898
I'll hook it up to Twitter when I get to a PC

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7 years 1 month ago #83496 by DeirdreKelleghan
Excellent , well done, have re Tweeted it , and invited friends on FB.

Its a super nova explosion for IFAS , thank you Darragh.:) :) :) :)

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7 years 1 month ago #83498 by Seanie_Morris
Nice one Darragh, I've just become a, well, Fan! :)

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7 years 1 month ago - 7 years 1 month ago #83500 by mjc
I don't understand this facebook and twitter stuff - however I had noticed that twitter has somehow been picking up IFAS as a feed for sometime now.

http://twitter.com/IrishAstronomy

my only education on facebook is this youtube animation describing "What facebook is for".
(you might see a red warning - there's nothing objectionable in this clip that I can make out).



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7 years 1 month ago #83501 by albertw
mjc wrote:

I don't understand this facebook and twitter stuff - however I had noticed that twitter has somehow been picking up IFAS as a feed for sometime now.

http://twitter.com/IrishAstronomy


I set that up a good while back. Darragh asked me to change it slightly so that it now also updates the facebook page automatically. So you should see new posts on the facebook page now also.

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7 years 1 month ago #83503 by johnomahony
mjc wrote:

I don't understand this facebook and twitter stuff - however I had noticed that twitter has somehow been picking up IFAS as a feed for sometime now.

http://twitter.com/IrishAstronomy

my only education on facebook is this youtube animation describing "What facebook is for".
(you might see a red warning - there's nothing objectionable in this clip that I can make out).



Mark


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7 years 1 month ago #83506 by dave_lillis
oh dear god, thats hilarious !:laugh:

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7 years 1 month ago #83516 by darren
oh my god thanks for a great laugh

regards Darren:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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7 years 1 month ago #83522 by michaeloconnell
Ah, so now I know why you entered the big bad world of facebook recently Dave L!
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7 years 1 month ago - 7 years 1 month ago #83533 by dave_lillis
this way I have atleast one thing in common with you Michael ;)
yea, I wanted to meet like minded people, noooo!
I was forced, I tells ya. ! :laugh:

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7 years 1 month ago #83605 by Frank Ryan
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7 years 1 month ago - 7 years 1 month ago #83606 by johnomahony
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7 years 1 month ago #83607 by Paul Evans
Yes John, because many people from "here" are making contact "over there" :)

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6 years 1 month ago #88039 by Graham
Hi all! :o)

Just wondering if it would be possible to get the Facebook forum update notifications up and running again?

I found it very handy! :)

Many thanks

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6 years 1 month ago #88040 by darragh
Graham,

Albert White looks after that, I'll get him to sort it out

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