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Thu 24 Oct 2019

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.

MS(

Mark Simmonds (Co-op Culture & Platform 6) started a score poll Thu 24 Oct 2019

What should we call our proposed Facebook Group? Closed Thu 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
LS

Leo Sammallahti Thu 24 Oct 2019

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

Ian Snaith Thu 24 Oct 2019

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

Broad clear and simple.

JR

Jeff Regino Thu 24 Oct 2019

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.

JR

Jeff Regino Thu 24 Oct 2019

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 Thu 24 Oct 2019

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)

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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
SW(
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
AA

adrian ashton Fri 25 Oct 2019

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
LS

Leo Sammallahti Fri 25 Oct 2019

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?

JR

Jeff Regino Sat 26 Oct 2019

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.

CMI
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
JM

John Merritt Tue 29 Oct 2019

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
CMI

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.

MS(

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.

MS(

Co-op Support Network

LS

Leo Sammallahti Tue 5 Nov 2019

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

C

cbuckham Wed 6 Nov 2019

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
G

Graham Thu 7 Nov 2019

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

AC

Austen Cordasco Thu 7 Nov 2019

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.