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Is there going to be new content showing up on the MRH YouTube channel?

I ask because the last thing posted there is nearly a year old.  I was frequently checking the channel for activity but gave up sometime back because it seemed like I was the only one who remembered it was there. [smile]

The Podcast sounds interesting.  I enjoy the Model Railroad Show and FOS Scale Models podcasts in MP3 format.  I'll be checking out the MRH podcasts too.  Thanks!

I don't get the point of twitter yet, but to be honest I have not spent any time learning about it either.  It seems redundant considering the MRH forum.  Am I missing something big?

 

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Community presence

The hope uis a community presence will bring in more new readers than it will simply divert readers from the MRH site.

Twitter (and to a degree Facebook) allow you to "follow" someone. That makes those venues near real-time in response as compared to something like the MRH site.

On Twitter, we can post something and in a matter of minutes it will reach people and we can get a response.

That's just not possible on the MRH site. Some people drop by here once or twice a day, most will vist once or twice a week.

With Twitter (and Facebook), we can ask a question or post a special that's good for 24 hours or where we would like to hear some feedback in a few hours. That just doesn't work here on the MRH site.

Joe Fugate
Publisher, Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

Joe Fugate's HO Siskiyou Line

Community is good...

The hope is a community presence will bring in more new readers than it will simply divert readers from the MRH site.

That sounds reasonable.  I hope it brings lots of readers!

Twitter (and to a degree Facebook) allow you to "follow" someone. That makes those venues near real-time in response as compared to something like the MRH site.

MRH isn't real time?  If not it's close, IMO!

On Twitter, we can post something and in a matter of minutes it will reach people and we can get a response.

That's just not possible on the MRH site. Some people drop by here once or twice a day, most will visit once or twice a week.

Huh?  That's exactly how MRH works for me.

Surely you jest Joe!  Do you mean to suggest that living here is not the norm?  Come on, quit pulling my leg!

With Twitter (and Facebook), we can ask a question or post a special that's good for 24 hours or where we would like to hear some feedback in a few hours. That just doesn't work here on the MRH site.

Well it would work for me most days, [wink]

I see what you are trying to do and it makes sense.  Going by your standards, I appear to spend more than an average amount of time at MRH.

The only thing that bothers me, is the idea that I have to visit Facebook and Twitter to catch wind of the questions and specials posted there.  I am not in the habit of going to those sites but I seldom miss a day at MRH!

From what I could see, I have not missed too much in regards to coupons because I think they were all M-T-V specials and I have the entire collection and am waiting for the next installment to arrive.

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The secret is to "follow" someone

The secret is the way you can say you want to "follow" someone on Twitter or Facebook.

Then, whenever they post something new, you immediately get an email notice or a message on your cell phone - and you can respond in kind quickly - even from your cell phone!

If MRH did that we would be considered spam and people would unsubscribe.

Yet that is expected behavior for Twitter (and to some degree Facebook). In other words, getting minute by minute messages on your cell phone or in your email from Twitter/Facebook is NOT considered spam because of the mindset of "following" someone.

THAT's the difference between a regular "forum/blog" web site and "microblogging" sites. The immediacey factor makes it quite different from anything else on the internet.

Joe Fugate
Publisher, Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

Joe Fugate's HO Siskiyou Line

I am on Facebook at least once a day, but

I have yet to see anything about Model Railroad Hobbyist there. I've seen adds for other stuff, but not for this magazine.

Irv

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You have to become a friend of MRH

Irv, you have to become a friend of MRH ... go to:

http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/facebook

And on the left indicate you want to become a friend - then you will start receiving notices from us on your Facebook home page.

We also will be doing advertising on Facebook so we attract new people that don't yet know about us - but we're first working on getting a solid Facebook presence with numerous regular daily updates.

Joe Fugate
Publisher, Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

Joe Fugate's HO Siskiyou Line

MP3's?

Shortly after the community links were made available I downloaded MP3 files and listened to them.  Now I can't seem to find the MP3's again.  Am  I just not looking hard enough?  All I can seem to find now is Apple Itunes related links... ?

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ditto

Ditto.. I dont use iTunes, have no interest in installing iTunes.. and would like to be able to download the mp3s.

 

Chris

“If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.”           My modest progress Blog

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Your wish is our command

We've added a link to the raw iTunes RSS feed for the podcast ... just click the RSS icon -

If you know anything about RSS feeds, you can use your email client to "subscribe" so you automatically get an "email" link whenever we update the feed.

Joe Fugate
Publisher, Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

Joe Fugate's HO Siskiyou Line

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Perfect!

Perfect! Thanks! This will supplement my MRC fare for my trip down to this weekend's operating session (outdoor Fn3.. ).

 

Chris

“If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.”           My modest progress Blog


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