bluesmandan <bluesm...@gmail.com> Aug 25 07:55AM -0700
Hopefully there will be no need for it. But here's the direct link:
Harp-L Facebook group.
Seth Galitzer <seth...@gmail.com> Aug 25 02:11PM -0500
Closed group, which means joining must be approved by a group owner.
Not terribly useful, IMHO. Though I find Facebook in general not
terribly useful, either.
The beatings will continue until morale has improved.
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You can't be serious about that having signed up for a Gmail account surely? I don't believe you have to sell your soul to Facebook, that's just silly if you really explore what it's about, but you've already given away as much to Google....
It's academic. The data you put on facebook is either trivial (and kept private) or already in the public domain. You choose who can see or use it through some really complicated security settings.
The only thing facebook does with (a small amount of it) is target advertising to you (which keeps it free) and, in my opinion, means the ads which appear at least have SOME chance of being relevant.
The overall service of being able to keep in touch with my friends and also make new friends (harp players and musicians I wouldn't normally get to meet are part of my extending friends list) is invaluable.
It's really not that evil :-)
Yup I read it all thanks. I understand data privacy issues very well due to my profession.
I'm not advocating FB over Harp-L by the way, it's just a lot of what I've heard seems to be anti privacy based when the reality isn't quite so scary. Having an account and then talking to a group of friends about combs, reeds, cover plates and screws isn't going to damage anyone's online situation.
By the way there are lots of Harp related groups already on FB. 'Harp Players' is the most popular. There is also one for the UK NHL. It's great being ble to hook up with other players this way.