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I'm just wondering:
- Is anybody from here on Facebook? (except me, Nick and Jean-Louis, I know we are...)
- Would it be good/useful/cool to have a Cartotalk group there?

Let me know what you think.
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I'm on Facebook . . . but do you really want to be kept abreast of my extended shed building endeavours and my Scrabble success rate?

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I am on Facebook, but IMO I think that joining groups at every site possible can be overwhelming. If I have Carto questions, comments, etc, I'd rather just come here to the main site. BUT, on the other hand, perhaps having a Carto group will spread the word and CartoTalk could have many more potential new members...that's always a plus!
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I'm on Facebook . . . but do you really want to be kept abreast of my extended shed building endeavours and my Scrabble success rate?


Well, it would be interesting to see what other people's interests aside from maps are.

Then again, as MappyB already pointed out: it can be a bit overwhelming these days, with so many social networks around... But maybe that's just me being oldfashioned... :blink:
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I'm always up for gathering on the latest and greatest soon-to-be-obsoleted-by-the-next-social-networking-site social networking site.

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I'm a member of Facebook aswell.
I think it could be a good idea having a cartotalk group. As long as we keep the carto/mapping matters here, and the other stuff there I don't see why it couldn't work. I'm with you on this one Hans, it might be good to see what people are interested in outside of work!

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Well then count me in! Let us know if you start a group.
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If all went well, there is a "Cartotalk" group now.
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sweet! i'll search for the group now.

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Speaking of facebook - I am not on there (yet), but I am interested in using it to generate some traffic - I understand that there is some kind of widget system for when you build your personal page, right? Does anyone know anything about the SDK and/or how one does these?

I created a "random map/graphic on environment and sustainable development" as a google gadget, and now it is seeing a lot of page views, and also providing traffic to our main maps and graphics web-site. It is very cool to look in the referral statistics, and see that there were quite a significant amount of links coming from a reasonably popular mother/family blog, where it is featured in one of the sidebars.

I guess I have to look into preparing a Windows Vista sidebar gadget too - I peeked a little at that, and it seemed quite simple to set up.
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Frax, I've looked into the Facebook Developer platform... it is PHP based, with a standard API and framework for you to stick your code inside. I can help you with programming if you need it. Let me know. A random image loader shouldn't be that hard at all.

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Frax,

I don't know if you use Microsoft's Visual Web Developer Express Edition, but I noticed they have a Facebook Developer Toolkit.

http://msdn2.microso...s/bb510381.aspx

But that would be for .NET.

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