FOSSIL Kickoff Meeting
February 19, 2014
Communication Breakout Session
What we currently do?
- E-mail lists – typically members only; perhaps the main form of communication other than at meetings or newsletters
- Facebook page –usually public but may be limited to members
- Google+ – not very populated – more of a network building tool
- Fossil Forum – forum style; notable for inclusion of images and discussion about them; a lot of static; mix of good information, interesting questions, spam and bad eggs
- Twitter – mostly used by individuals rather than clubs
What myFOSSIL can do?
- Fossil Forum-type setup – do we make this a member benefit or make it completely open?; we discussed that myFOSSIL will have user accounts, so that this can be a member benefit
- Twitter/Facebook feeds – interest in having a rotating feed on the site
- Fossil of the Day/Month – this would be a means of giving member recognition
- Blog feed – confidentiality and no tags/names shown on public site
- Private messaging
- Books/bookseller lists – we couldn’t be the retail site itself, but could redirect traffic; host reviews
- Rotating club of the month – opportunity to share information; identify and message members from that club
- E-mail listserv service
- Bulletin board/classified ads
- Pinging of professionals – Professional members get pinged/e-mailed when tagged in messages/blogs/images etc.
- Youtube/Vimeo channel for hosting videos
- LinkedIn – Not wide support for this.