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Re: SignWriting Facebook Page already exists ;-)

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Anne-Claude Prélaz Girod <[log in to unmask]>

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SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages

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Wed, 5 May 2010 14:51:03 +0200

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http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=28364278321&ref=ts

the SIGNECRITURE group..... french word for SIGNWRITING (also on  
facebook!)

Anny

Le 5 mai 10 à 06:22, Valerie Sutton a écrit :

> SignWriting List
> May 4, 2010
>
> THANK YOU, Charles, for starting the two Facebook pages about  
> SignWriting! I really appreciate it and I am glad you did...
>
> I had not realized there were two Facebook pages about SignWriting  
> until today:
>
> SignWriting Facebook Page
> http://www.facebook.com/pages/SignWriting/103994762968944?ref=ts
>
> SignWriting SWIG on Facebook
> http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10910155309
>
> I had seen the first one a month or two ago and was so pleased and  
> wondered who had started it...So thank you for starting both...I  
> have been really lax about learning social networking sites, so this  
> was really needed...
>
> Now that I know about this, I will try to give the Facebook pages  
> some publicity on our SignWriting web sites...as well as the  
> SignWriting pages on Causes.com, which are beautifully done as well...
>
> And that is a good idea to put photos of our LIst members on the  
> SignWriting Facebook page...
>
> And you are right...spammers could easily hurt a focus group and  
> change the subject from the topic, like SignWriting, so I understand  
> about having to ask to join ...
>
> So may I join? smile...I would like to join, at least as a  
> participant....
>
> Val ;-)
>
> -----------------------
>
>
>
>
> On May 4, 2010, at 8:07 PM, Charles Butler wrote:
>
>> Dear Everybody,
>>
>> I, Charles Butler, started the Facebook page for SignWriting so  
>> that we'd have a public face for SignWriting with pictures of us.   
>> There are maybe five emails there, and one of them refers everybody  
>> to the SignWriting FTP.  That is not the point of Facebook, which  
>> is to connect to other people on Facebook and actually see who you  
>> are talking to, which we don't have in the SignWriting FTP  / List  
>> Serve.
>>
>> Everyone is welcome on the Facebook page, it is deliberately open,  
>> all you have to do is ask.  I say ask, because it is the only way  
>> to keep of deliberate spammers who go completely off topic.  If the  
>> focus of the SignWriting group is SignWriting anything, then the  
>> discussion is rather broad, but it has a common purpose.
>>
>> If there is inaccurate information, correct me, I will make you an  
>> owner, and you can correct anything that is there to the latest,  
>> greatest, and most accurate representation.  I started it because  
>> no one else was doing so.
>>
>> Charles Butler
>>
>>
>> From: Gerard Meijssen <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Sent: Tue, May 4, 2010 5:39:56 PM
>> Subject: Re: SignWriting Facebook Page already exists ;-)
>>
>> Hoi.,
>> http://www.causes.com/causes/15084
>> Thanks,
>>       Gerard
>>
>> On 4 May 2010 22:07, Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]>  
>> wrote:
>> SignWriting List
>> May 4th, 2010
>>
>> Many thanks, Maria, for this suggestion. There is already a  
>> SignWriting Facebook page that was not started by me...I did not  
>> post it, nor did anyone inform me about posting it (that I remember  
>> - ha!)...I actually do not know who started it...smile...but of  
>> course I am grateful to all those who did, and to all those who  
>> have written so much about SignWriting on that Facebook page -  
>> quite amazing!
>>
>> I am not sure whether I should join or not (smile)...what is the  
>> protocol for such a thing? smile....maybe they will welcome me, I  
>> don't know...smile...
>>
>> I do not want to start another SignWriting Facebook page, because  
>> that could be confusing to the public...so I will write to some of  
>> the people involved to find out how they feel about this...
>>
>> Meanwhile they took an article from Wikipedia about SignWriting,  
>> and there are some inaccuracies in that article, but I do not know  
>> who to talk to about it...
>>
>> So just go to Facebook and search for SignWriting and start joining  
>> and posting ...that might help a lot...
>>
>> Meanwhile...
>>
>> I already have a Facebook page for Valerie Sutton... for at least a  
>> year if not longer...but guess what? There are over 99 Valerie  
>> Suttons on Facebook!...I never realized how many people are named  
>> Valerie Sutton, but there are a lot of them...So if you try to find  
>> me it might be hard...grin...
>>
>> So Maria - do you have a Facebook page? I will look now....smile...
>>
>> Val ;-)
>>
>> -----------
>>
>>
>> On May 4, 2010, at 11:53 AM, MARIA AZZOPARDI wrote:
>>
>>> I was thinking the other day, that maybe you could start a  
>>> SignWriting
>>> Group on Facebook - people could post things in sw as pictures,  
>>> discuss
>>> etc - and at least we could put a face to the people who use  
>>> signwriting,
>>> it might help to give the feeling of community.
>>> maria
>>>
>>>
>>>> SignWriting List
>>>> May 3, 2010
>>>>
>>>> Here is a photo taken in Jamaica showing how they beamed Skype  
>>>> onto a
>>>> projector screen displayed on the wall...That is me,  
>>>> presenting ;-) and I
>>>> never left my office - so amazing ....this kind of presentation  
>>>> can be
>>>> done more for SignWriting...we might even be able to have group  
>>>> meetings
>>>> using Skype, presenting to each other, all by computer - in small
>>>> groups...
>>>>
>>>> I am trying to think through how we could develop better tech  
>>>> support for
>>>> all SignWriting users...and to develop more of a feeling of  
>>>> community
>>>> too...bringing SignWriting users closer together, and giving a  
>>>> meeting
>>>> place online...There is also new software called  
>>>> "GoToMeeting"...have any
>>>> of you used that before? if you have any ideas, please share with  
>>>> us here
>>>> on the SignWriting List ... how would you like to use this new  
>>>> technology
>>>> to help you and your students and friends with SignWriting?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On May 1, 2010, at 8:08 AM, Valerie Sutton wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> SignWriting List
>>>>> May 1, 2010
>>>>>
>>>>> Hello Everyone!
>>>>>
>>>>> Regarding this DanceWriting presentation on Skype, to a dance  
>>>>> conference
>>>>> in Jamaica yesterday...
>>>>>
>>>>> It went very well. It is an amazing experience to use Skype in  
>>>>> this
>>>>> way...to present a 45 minute workshop to a room full of dancers in
>>>>> Jamaica, while I am sitting in my office in San Diego,  
>>>>> California! The
>>>>> world of technology has brought us all so much closer - it is  
>>>>> really a
>>>>> miracle, I think, to have these opportunities on Skype...
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>

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