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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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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re:IFAS on Facebook?

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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Replied by DeirdreKelleghan on topic Re:IFAS on Facebook?

Its a great idea and would be easier to share photos , videos , events , to a wider audience.


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Replied by Frank Ryan on topic Re:IFAS on Facebook?

Ya. Fansites on Facebook are dead handy
for both parties.
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Replied by Paul Evans on topic Re:IFAS on Facebook?

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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Replied by jeyjey on topic Re:IFAS on Facebook?

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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Replied by DeirdreKelleghan on topic Re:IFAS on Facebook?

Can't find you on FB Jeff ?

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

This is my page

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Replied by DeirdreKelleghan on topic Re:IFAS on Facebook?

Oh Yeh ,sorry did not recognise you in the hat :)
LOL
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Replied by jeyjey on topic Re:IFAS on Facebook?

He he... yes, you have to remember the Colorado connection. ;)

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Replied by darragh on topic Re:IFAS on Facebook?

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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Replied by darragh on topic Re:IFAS on Facebook?

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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Replied by DeirdreKelleghan on topic Re:IFAS on Facebook?

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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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re:IFAS on Facebook?

Nice one Darragh, I've just become a, well, Fan! :)
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Replied by mjc on topic Re:IFAS on Facebook?

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.

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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Replied by albertw on topic Re:IFAS on Facebook?

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.

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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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.

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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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re:IFAS on Facebook?

oh dear god, thats hilarious !:laugh:
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oh my god thanks for a great laugh

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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re:IFAS on Facebook?

Ah, so now I know why you entered the big bad world of facebook recently Dave L!
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re:IFAS on Facebook?

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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Replied by Frank Ryan on topic Re:IFAS on Facebook?

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Replied by Paul Evans on topic Re:IFAS on Facebook?

Yes John, because many people from "here" are making contact "over there" :)
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Replied by Graham on topic Re:IFAS on Facebook?

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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Replied by darragh on topic Re: IFAS on Facebook?

Graham,

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

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