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Douglas A. Whitfield

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Mar 19, 2010, 12:10:42 PM3/19/10
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We've been using #oe and #openeverything as tags on identi.ca and elsewhere.  OE is not descriptive and OpenEverything is long.  In the name of consistency do people want to start using OpenE or OEverything?  I've had one vote for OpenE already.

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Greg Grossmeier

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Mar 19, 2010, 12:58:52 PM3/19/10
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<quoting name="Douglas A. Whitfield" date="2010-03-19" time="10:10:42 -0600">

> We've been using #oe and #openeverything as tags on identi.ca and
> elsewhere. OE is not descriptive and OpenEverything is long. In the name
> of consistency do people want to start using OpenE or OEverything? I've had
> one vote for OpenE already.

I vote for OEverything to A) be different, B) it emphasizes the
"everything" part, and C) because OpenE is one character away from OpenEd
which is highly used in the OER circle, especially during the yearly
OpenEd conference.

How about "AllOpen" or "Open*" or "Open∞" ;) but alas, neither twitter
nor identi.ca support unicode in hashtags :(

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John Britton

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Mar 19, 2010, 2:22:36 PM3/19/10
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I agree openeverything is long. OEverything is only three characters shorter though. OpenE doesn't convey enough. I'd say we stick with Open Everything. I'd say we just leave it 'open'.

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Douglas A. Whitfield

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Mar 19, 2010, 3:08:12 PM3/19/10
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On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 12:22 PM, John Britton <pub...@johndbritton.com> wrote:
I agree openeverything is long. OEverything is only three characters shorter though.

I thought the same thing, but when limited to 140 char, three makes a big difference!
 
OpenE doesn't convey enough.

Conveys a lot more than #oe.  I have a hard enough time keeping it under 140 char (which is why I use http://280.status.net/douglasawh these days), I suppose when I'm going for the double I can use #openeverything.  It will be a glorious day when omb can split the longer posts into two.  

I won't add any aliases to the identi.ca group so there isn't any fractionation. Open∞ would be nice.  The great thing about the group is that if people are curious about 'oe' can click on the '!oe' group indicator and get more info about the group.  

Also, the group went unmanaged before they got federated groups working on omb, so there was a bunch of spam.  I think I blocked all the people that were spamming it, but let me know if someone else starts.

Stephen Torora-Lee

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Mar 19, 2010, 4:44:59 PM3/19/10
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Why not OpEv?   It is very short, almost looks like "open" as well as op-ed and that's probably a good conotation to link to subconciously as well as a subbrand for personal essays about open everythingnesa .  And I think with short abbreviations people tend to pronounce things subvocally and ending things with a V sound should differentiate things pretty good from other ideas. 

On Mar 19, 2010 3:08 PM, "Douglas A. Whitfield" <dougl...@gmail.com> wrote:

On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 12:22 PM, John Britton <pub...@johndbritton.com> wrote:
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> I agree openever...


I thought the same thing, but when limited to 140 char, three makes a big difference!
 


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> OpenE doesn't convey enough.


Conveys a lot more than #oe.  I have a hard enough time keeping it under 140 char (which is why I use http://280.status.net/douglasawh these days), I suppose when I'm going for the double I can use #openeverything.  It will be a glorious day when omb can split the longer posts into two.  

I won't add any aliases to the identi.ca group so there isn't any fractionation. Open∞ would be nice.  The great thing about the group is that if people are curious about 'oe' can click on the '!oe' group indicator and get more info about the group.  

Also, the group went unmanaged before they got federated groups working on omb, so there was a bunch of spam.  I think I blocked all the people that were spamming it, but let me know if someone else starts.

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John Britton

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Mar 20, 2010, 11:09:17 PM3/20/10
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I like OpEv

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Douglas A. Whitfield

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Mar 21, 2010, 6:09:58 PM3/21/10
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On Sun, Mar 21, 2010 at 3:29 PM, Alnisa Allgood <allg...@gmail.com> wrote:
#OpEv works for me. Though I admit to being just as likely to use #open
 
To be clear, I'm talking about using this when we are specifically talking about Open Everything events, not just when we are posting things about openness more generally.

I'll make this an alias on identi.ca and eventually perhaps I'll have time to manage the twitter accounts again!
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