PBS on Facebook

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 06:18:17 PDT
Hi all,

I can only second everything Jim Waddick has said and add my strong support 
for it.

I have noticed recently that I get more notices (by email) from postings to 
the several bulb groups I subscribe to on Facebook than I do from this list 
-- at least, until the subject of Facebook came up.  Some of the responses 
there are trivial, but many are substantive and useful.  This is because 
there are also a few experts in those Facebook groups who do not seem to 
belong to PBS, or at least they participate there.   There are groups on FB 
that are specifically dedicated to things like Haemanthus and Scadoxus as 
well as Ina's beloved rainlilies that do not get much mention here in the 
PBS list.

PBS really should take advantage of FB to promote this list.  It could also 
be a convenient place for list members to post pictures for the discussion 
on this list.

Jim Shields

At 08:05 AM 10/17/2013 -0500, you wrote:
>Dear Friends,
>         There is already a PBS page on Facebook, but it is NOT under the 
> auspices of the PBS officers or board. I brought this to the attention of 
> the PBS months ago and they voted against any association. I believe PBS 
> is missing a great opportunity to communicate about the world of bulbs to 
> more people all over the world.
>         The current PBS Facebook page has a few pictures and some one has 
> been posting recent numerous BX listings.
>         Facebook automatically makes a page when someone 'likes' the 
> topic. So far over 150 people have 'liked' PBS on Facebook. Imagine the 
> impact PBS could have if it cooperated with Facebook and brought an 
> additional level of information to Facebook users.  If properly handled a 
> PBS Facebook page could integrate and expand on this on line forum as 
> hundreds of other organizations already do.
>         This would probably require a PBS volunteer to coordinate 
> Facebook activities and integrate them with the on line forum. Isn't this 
> better than having a Facebook page without any cooperation?
>         I have been on Facebook for a while and constantly see more and 
> more PBS members joining up on competing bulb pages. This is loosing 
> valuable information and contacts for PBS.
>         I think it is time for PBS to get current and join the Facebook 
> community and interact with a potentially huge audience.        Anyone 
> want to vote on this ??
>                 Hoping for the best for PBS AND Face 
> book.              Best Jim W.
>pbs mailing list

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