many of us have started using the Free Software microblogging service
Identi.ca to send status updates and interesting
links. Identi.ca is based on the StatusNet
platform (formerly Laconi.ca), which is available under the AGPL. Here
is some information on how you can spread the word about Free Software
and FSFE by microblogging.
- Groups: We have created the group
"fsfe". If you want to send a
notice to all people in this group, just put "!fsfe" somewhere in
your message. Beside that we also set up the group "!fs" as a short
group name for Free Software. Other groups which might be of
interest to you are the "GNU is Not Unix" group "!gnu", and our
sister organisation's "!fsf" group. There are many other groups with
people interested in Free Software that you also might want to
inform about interesting things. Feel free to look for them.
- Tags: We encourage you to use the #fellowship, #pdfreaders, #dfd,
etc. tags in your messages when they are related to the named topic.
- FSFE user: If anything noteworthy should happen, we will inform you
about it with our user "fsfe"
- Replacing Twitter with identi.ca: When you are logged in to
identi.ca, go to "connect Twitter" . Add your twitter account
details and activate the checkbox "Automatically send my notices to
Twitter". From now on, you do not have to use the non-free Twitter
anymore, but still can sent messages there.
- Many people of FSFE's core
team also use
microblogging. If you want to, you can directly subscribe to them.
Just check out who is writing to "!fsfe".