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October 24th, 2019 17:09

Facebook Group

We're looking at setting up a Facebook Group to be the outward facing element of our international Platform 6 community of co-op development.

We already have a Facebook Page and a Twitter account. The purpose of this thread is to discuss how we best use Facebook in conjunction with our other channels and initially there will be a poll to decide what we might call our FB page to make it easy to find by those we want to find it.

Mark Simmonds  (Co-op Culture & Platform 6)

Mark Simmonds (Co-op Culture & Platform 6) started a poll October 24th, 2019 17:19

What should we call our proposed Facebook Group? Closed 6:02pm - Thursday 7 Nov 2019

The idea of the group is to be a place where existing and potential co-ops and co-operators can support each other, share advice, resources, ask questions....

19 - Platform 6 community
6 - Start a Co-op
11 - Co-op Start-up Community
23 - Co-op support network
31 - Platform 6 Community - Co-op Support Network
6 - Co-op organising network
7 - Co-operative Support Network
7 - Platform 6 Community - Co-operative Support Network
5 - Co-operative Start-up Community
Leo Sammallahti

Leo Sammallahti October 24th, 2019 17:24

6 - Co-op support network
5 - Co-op Start-up Community
4 - Start a Co-op
3 - Platform 6 community
Ian Snaith

Ian Snaith October 24th, 2019 17:37

0 - Co-op support network
0 - Co-op Start-up Community
0 - Start a Co-op
0 - Platform 6 community

Broad clear and simple.

Jeff Regino

Jeff Regino October 24th, 2019 19:12

I suggest to go for consistency. You can use "Platform 6" in the group title, and you can add a bunch of descriptions if you want. For example, "Platform 6 Community - Co-op Support Network".

Then in the group description, you can provide more details and add/use hashtags and/or keywords so more people would be able to find the group.

Jeff Regino

Jeff Regino October 24th, 2019 19:14

9 - Platform 6 Community - Co-op Support Network
7 - Platform 6 community
6 - Co-op support network
6 - Co-op Start-up Community
2 - Start a Co-op
JG

John Goodman October 24th, 2019 23:18

9 - Platform 6 Community - Co-op Support Network
0 - Co-op support network
0 - Co-op Start-up Community
0 - Start a Co-op
0 - Platform 6 community

Agree with Jeff. Others are misleading because they are too generic and/or don't represent the nature of P6 (eg it's not just about start-ups)

Sion Whellens (Principle Six/Calverts)

Sion Whellens (Principle Six/Calverts) October 25th, 2019 07:58

0 - Co-op organising network
0 - Platform 6 Community - Co-op Support Network
0 - Co-op support network
0 - Co-op Start-up Community
0 - Start a Co-op
0 - Platform 6 community
Sion Whellens (Principle Six/Calverts)

Sion Whellens (Principle Six/Calverts) October 25th, 2019 07:58

1 - Co-op organising network
0 - Platform 6 Community - Co-op Support Network
0 - Co-op support network
0 - Co-op Start-up Community
0 - Start a Co-op
0 - Platform 6 community
adrian ashton

adrian ashton October 25th, 2019 13:06

6 - Platform 6 Community - Co-op Support Network
2 - Platform 6 community
1 - Co-op organising network
1 - Co-op support network
0 - Co-op Start-up Community
0 - Start a Co-op
Leo Sammallahti

Leo Sammallahti October 25th, 2019 19:04

I'm an admin in a Facebook group called "Workplace Democracy Network". I become an admin after the founder left FB, it's people interested in worker cooperatives, unions, etc.

It's not very active, and already has few coop developers and enthusiasts there (188 members). If you want, we can change the name and the idea of the group and make it the Platform6 Facebook group. What do people think?

Jeff Regino

Jeff Regino October 26th, 2019 07:24

If the goal of the Platform 6 FB group is to attract people to join or learn about Platform 6, then this would be a good idea.

Cath M in Leeds (Footprint/Radical Routes/Cornerstone Housing/CBC)
1 - Co-op organising network
0 - Platform 6 Community - Co-op Support Network
0 - Co-op support network
0 - Co-op Start-up Community
0 - Start a Co-op
0 - Platform 6 community
John Merritt

John Merritt October 29th, 2019 12:04

7 - Platform 6 Community - Co-op Support Network
3 - Platform 6 community
2 - Co-op organising network
0 - Co-op support network
0 - Co-op Start-up Community
0 - Start a Co-op
Cath M in Leeds (Footprint/Radical Routes/Cornerstone Housing/CBC)

it seems tempting to use that and grab an existing lot of people, rather than re-invent the wheel, but we should check with the current membership of that Facebook group first!

I definitely don't think it's ok to re-name it 'Platform 6..(anything)' since we didn't set it up - so would it, in fact, meet the criteria we had in mind in the first place? Does it matter?

Maybe we could suggest renaming it 'Workplace Democracy & Coops Network', if we're really keen to stamp a coop identity.

Mark Simmonds  (Co-op Culture & Platform 6)

Mark Simmonds (Co-op Culture & Platform 6) November 5th, 2019 16:42

I think we need to put ourselves in the place of the people who we want to find our group. What will they be searching for.
I like the simnplicity of the suggestions of this site: https://businesssuccessedge.com/what-to-name-your-facebook-group/
A Proven Template to Create a Winning Facebook Group Name

The best (and the simplest) way to name your Facebook group is to use the “WHAT for WHO” formula.

For example:

“Spiritual Entrepreneur Hangout”

What: Hangout
Who: Spiritual entrepreneurs

“FB Live and Messenger Bots for Entrepreneurs”

What: FB Live and Messenger Bots
Who: Entrepreneurs

“Single Parents Dating Network”

What: Dating Network
Who: Single parents

When following this naming template, it makes the Facebook group about its members, not your services, and makes it easy for them to find you when looking up topics that interest them.

Mark Simmonds  (Co-op Culture & Platform 6)

Mark Simmonds (Co-op Culture & Platform 6) November 5th, 2019 16:43

Co-op Support Network

Leo Sammallahti

Leo Sammallahti November 5th, 2019 17:08

Yeah good point - I'll ask the users of the group if they are okay with it.

cbuckham

cbuckham November 6th, 2019 17:13

1 - Co-op organising network
1 - Co-op support network
0 - Platform 6 Community - Co-op Support Network
0 - Co-op Start-up Community
0 - Start a Co-op
0 - Platform 6 community
Graham

Graham November 7th, 2019 10:22

9 - Co-op support network
0 - Co-op organising network
0 - Platform 6 Community - Co-op Support Network
0 - Co-op Start-up Community
0 - Start a Co-op
0 - Platform 6 community

Austen Cordasco

Austen Cordasco November 7th, 2019 12:13

7 - Platform 6 Community - Co-operative Support Network
7 - Co-operative Support Network
5 - Co-operative Start-up Community
4 - Platform 6 community
0 - Platform 6 Community - Co-op Support Network
0 - Co-op support network
0 - Co-op Start-up Community
0 - Start a Co-op
0 - Co-op organising network

Better to use "Co-operative" than "Co-op" to avoid ambiguity with the Co-op shops. Also fully capitalise it.