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SEAINT members,
There is nothing wrong in having both; Google Group as well as LinkedIn. These are two different platforms with minimum overlap.
As an example, if you want to share pictures from an event, LinkedIn is a better platform for that. Also LinkedIn has an excellent Poll feature that allows members to vote.
For quick questions and discussions (about Harold's beer tab), Google or Yahoo groups are better platforms.
While LinkedIn has the "push" protocol via email, it is not designed to promote that. Their goal is to make you login to their web portal and monitor your usage habits. On the other hand, Google and Yahoo Groups will add banner ads (get ready to see some creepy ads) to every email they "push" to your inbox. But it is a "push" technology after all.

From: Craig Hawe <chawe(--nospam--at)>
To: "seaint(--nospam--at)" <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Sent: Friday, June 1, 2012 1:19 PM
Subject: Why not Facebook

David Cohen suggested we consider the following options.

1-LinkedIn (a new group has to be created since both of them there seems to be fake)
2- Google group (we need a voluntary manager to create it and manage the new registered engineers)
3-Nothing new-everyone will take himself to the forum he wants to be.
4- Facebook (why not?- to create a new facebook member we dont need almost nothing )
5-other idea.
Lets vote for one of these options at the end of your day (since here Im at 05/30 - 6:54AM

I may be a day late but things sometimes keep me out of the office.

My limited interaction with Facebook is that it is perfect place to post nonsense and complaints with no recrimination.  In short I think Facebook works well for nattering little girls.  You don't want to see my vacation photos.

I also agree that Linked is annoying.  Since joining I am constantly being asked to update and add connections.  It takes me away from doing real work.

If I had my choice I would vote for continuing the list server.  I am not one who regularly posts to the forum but I do skim the emails learning about issues.

I do want to thank you for years of interesting reading.

Please take this posting as a statement that I value the information on this forum and want it to continue.

Craig Hawe, P.E. S.E. (Utah) P.Eng
Norwest Corp

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