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The committee has discussed the pros and cons of a Facebook page ...
The committee has discussed the pros and cons of a Facebook page at its meeting on February 5th and the general feeling was that:
- We did not think it would get a great deal of use (given our previous experience with forums and the fairly low level of interaction that occurs between members outside of events)
- Many of our members are not on Facebook. If they attempt to look at a Facebook page, much of the content is hidden by a request to log in to see it properly. We did not want to have a communications medium that excludes a large part of the membership.
- We appreciated that more use of social media might attract a younger group of people but considered that this possibility did not outweigh the factors set out above. However, we did not discount the use of some forms of social media in the future and will keep the matter under review.
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