In which case you have nothing to fear - the only person that can post on the Club Twitter or Instagram page is me. It is not possible for other people to post content. Similarly, the Club Facebook page can only be written on by administrators.
Not necessarily true. The Facebook page has been around for ages and is taken care of, primarily by John B I believe.
Twitter can only hold 280 characters per post and is quickly and easily done from a mobile phone, linking back to the club website where necessary.
Instagram is for posting pics - these can be of past events, members cars, cars for sale. On the subject of cars for sale, the photos would be uploaded to Instagram, and linked back to the main post on the club forum. After dealing with a small number of cars offered for sale via the club, I think this will be the easiest way. Flickr is good but awkward to use on mobile which is my primary method of being online
I agree wholeheartedly.StubbornPatriot wrote: ↑Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:42 amI realise social media is hear to stay and could be of significant benefit to club members and 200/400 owners and I know I am a bit of a troglodyte (hence I own a Rover) but we do need to exercise as much control over it as necessary to ensure it adds to what we have already and doesn't just become a disjointed and inferior replacement.
The social media feeds should complement the main site and forum, not replace it. The main site is already linked back to on the home pages, but the presence of the club and forums can of course be promoted even more, which I will do today or tomorrow.StubbornPatriot wrote: ↑Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:42 amTo simply assume that the forum will remain the 'No.1 go to place' is a little naive. As I said in my previous post, I have seen another group's 'No. 1 go to place' become nothing more than tumbleweed as many people gravitated to other outlets (and the remainder just ceased participation as they didn't want to migrate). Even if it does remain the main place it will not necessarily contain all the content as more gets spooled off to other platforms.
We can only try. If the results prove to not be favourable, I will delete the Twitter and Instagram accounts.
I (and I am sure the rest of the committee) felt this was worth a go to increase the profile of the club and our cars, especially with the anniversaries this year.
I understand this totally. I must admit I am not a big fan of Facebook if I am honest. The Facebook groups can see friction which you alluded to earlier (NB do not get FB Pages and FB Groups mixed up as they are quite different). The "Groups" are unmonitored and somewhat of a free for all, whereas the FB page, Twitter and Instagram can most definitely be controlled.