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Re: GNU/Debian Linux vs. facebook, Twitter and other proprietary social media

On Sun, Feb 05, 2012 at 10:51:43AM +1100, Alex Hutton wrote:
> The thing of facebook is people login to facebook and regularly view
> their activity feed. So if you are posting to facebook you are
> appearing in the activity feeds of people who have 'liked' your page.
> People can also message you through facebook and this can be a channel
> for customer support.
> You use a facebook app to have an RSS feed (eg from your website/blog)
> appear in your activity feed. This way you don't actually have to use
> Facebook, per se, you only have to setup the page and the RSS
> importation. You can also, I believe, setup email forwarding so that
> when people message you through facebook it appears on your email.

Are there other tool I can use to avoid using facebook? I did find out about
and someone else mentioned about Diaspora. It's considered decentralized
social networking. But can I use some other software to let people know about
specials, events, etc., without using things like facebook. 

There's gotta be some kinda Android or Apple app that lets foodies stay 
updated with their favorite foodie shops. Maybe an RSS app for foodies.

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