[HOT] HOT is now on LinkedIn

Russell Deffner russell.deffner at hotosm.org
Fri Feb 6 18:07:36 UTC 2015


Hi Sev,

 

I don’t have much to specifically reply about your concerns, but wanted to invite any and all who are interested to join the Communication Working Group meeting today, in about 2 hours.  We typically meet via Skype and also have a group mailing list, if Skype is a problem we can try to accommodate folks; just reply to this message and myself, Kate, Kristen or Blake will help get you connected.

 

In regards to the description, I’m pretty sure that is a copy/paste of our About page on the website – which is actually the bulk of work we are currently doing – updating that content for the website redesign.  But also the larger conversation about they who/what/when/why of our Social Media sites is part of this groups TOR.

 

Cheers,

=Russ

 

Russell Deffner

 <mailto:Russell.Deffner at hotosm.org> Russell.Deffner at hotosm.org

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)

 <http://hot.openstreetmap.org/> http://hot.openstreetmap.org/ 

 

 

 

From: Severin Menard [mailto:severin.menard at gmail.com] 
Sent: Friday, February 06, 2015 9:54 AM
To: Mark Cupitt
Cc: HOT at OSM (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team)
Subject: Re: [HOT] HOT is now on LinkedIn

 

Dear all,

Sorry for getting back late on this thread.

Linkedin may be a large social media for professionals, what it has achieved by building its audience by emailing systematically personal contact lists, what makes it one of the most spamming site in the OSM talking lists, from my experience of moderator of a few lists. Therefore Linkedin is not very OSM friendly and reading the email title,  I thought it was again one of these Linkedin spams slipping through the net from time to time. Linkedin finally got its point, ha!

I have a few (other) concerns:

 

1. The description of what is HOT in this page is not very clear about what HOT is. As a Board member, I must admit we did not work yet on defining what the HOT project is, what we have planned to after the HOT in Person meeting but did not take the time yet to work on it. In IMHO it does not emphasize enough that HOT the nGO has been created to coordinate and support the free contribution of hundreds (almost thousands) of volunteers, that are the core of the HOT project.

2. What is exactly the aim of "to reach out and engage with Humanitarian and Mapping Professionals" with this group. Finding new people volunteering among the professionals or publishing positions every time new ones are available? IMHO again, would be good tfor the two cases to drive the people interested either to the OSM lists or HOT website. But for the second case, it would be better to have people volunteering first before applying to positions

3. Why the Discussion group, where it seems discussions are planned to be done, rather than simply linking to existing channels? And this is a closed group (maybe by definition in Linkedin) so it will not help people volunteering to have a clear picture of what happens if there is this group with discussion behind the scenes

A few minor remarks or questions: I think HOT the NGO has been officially created in 2010 and not 2012, and do not understand well the figure of 51-200 employees. Is it the total number of people that have been contracted since the creation of the organization? 

 

Sincerely,

Severin

 

 

On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 9:42 PM, Mark Cupitt <markcupitt at gmail.com> wrote:

Dear All

 

The Communications Working Group is pleased to announce that HOT now has a presence on LinkedIn. The objective of this move is to further promote HOT's work to the professional and business community world wide and directly engage with people who may be interested in our activities.

 

We have two pages, a Company Page and a Discussion Group

 

The Company Page is designed to showcase HOT, what it is and highlight key activities that HOT undertakes.

 

The company page is at 

 

https://www.linkedin.com/company/humanitarian-openstreetmap-team

 

If you are a LinkedIn Member, please show your support by following the company page and sharing the page to your contacts

 

Hot also has a Discussion Group 

 

https://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=6937224 <https://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=6937224&trk=groups_management_edit_group_info-h-dsc> &trk=groups_management_edit_group_info-h-dsc

 

This Group is not intended to replace the main Hot List, rather it is intended as a mechanism to reach out and engage with Humanitarian and Mapping Professionals all over the world as well as promoting HOT Activities and events

 

Again, please join the group and share it with all your contacts.

 

We are excited about this New LinkedIn Presence! 

 

LinkedIn has a reach that extends to millions of professionals world wide and we look forward to engaging with people from all over the world and showcasing our work.

 

 

Regards

 

Mark Cupitt

 

"If we change the world, let it bear the mark of our intelligence"

 

See me on Open StreetMap <https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Mark_Cupitt> 

 


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