[OSM-talk] Simple improvement(s) to openstreetmap.org

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Wed Jan 9 15:15:50 GMT 2013


On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 8:57 AM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:

>
> I think it is ok for us to post stuff to Twitter, and I think we should
> make room for such news on our web page (many web sites have a widget that
> shows the most recent twitter mentions).
>
> I would dislike a "follow us on Twitter" button because it will only show
> the Twitter signup page if someone doesn't have an account, and therefore
> make it look like you had to subscribe to Twitter in order to read our news
> - which is thankfully not true.
>

I think this would be missing our audience.  If you're illiterate (a group
Twitter caters specifically to), what are the odds you're going to be able
to make use of a map, much less contribute constructively to OSM?
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