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Phoenix Outreach, ... or "That's the way to do it..."
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post Sep 17 2008, 04:00 AM
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I was given the reason that Phoenix was an "inanimate object" therefore it violated their policy that Facebook profiles are for humans only. sad.gif I do say though, Phoenix is anything but inanimate! laugh.gif

And a Spacebook would be awesome!
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post Sep 17 2008, 05:48 AM
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QUOTE (aggieastronaut @ Sep 17 2008, 05:00 AM) *
I was given the reason that Phoenix was an "inanimate object" therefore it violated their policy that Facebook profiles are for humans only. sad.gif I do say though, Phoenix is anything but inanimate! laugh.gif


Stupid stupid stupid. And inconsistent too. LCROSS, Hubble and New Horizons all have Profiles? Why has Phoenix been picked out as being an "inanimate object"? Truth be told, half the people I know on Facebook would qualify as "inanimate objects" ;-)

I've just signed up to be a Friend of the "Challenger Center", too. Is that an animate object?

Maybe we should suggest to Google - a space mad company if ever there was one - that a "Spacebook" would be a good idea...


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post Sep 17 2008, 06:51 AM
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To be fair - I can sort of see facebooks point.

'The Chris Moyles Show' is far from inanimate - but you don't become a friend of a pretend person - you can become a fan of it. That would seem a more appropriate methodology of affiliation for people wanting to show their support of, and get news about spacecraft.

Just my 2p's worth.

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post Sep 18 2008, 05:08 AM
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As far as I know, Hubble, Webb, MER (also run by me), LRO, LCROSS, Xmm-Newton, Snap, Swift, Messenger, New Horizons, Fermi, Glory, Kepler, Aura, ATV, SDO, SDO's HMI, and probably more have profiles. And yes, it'd make more sense for them as pages, but when I started MER's, pages didn't exist. wink.gif

And I liked using profiles because you could give them a personality and interact with people better. Take, for example, my interview here where I'm Phoenix (http://neuralgourmet.com/2008/07/27/phoenix-lander-interview-part-1/)
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post Nov 8 2008, 11:20 AM
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Another good piece on the mega-successful Twittering of our favourite polar probe...

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/sto...Technology/home

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post Nov 17 2008, 05:52 AM
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And another nice article relating to the success of the Public Outreach efforts on Phoenix.
http://www.azstarnet.com/metro/267531
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post Nov 21 2008, 02:25 PM
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Since probably most of you can't see the comments on Facebook, I'll pass along my favorites after announcing Phoenix's end.

"I wish there was a Salvation Army there, so you could get some scarves and thermal underwear."

"I volunteer to go up and bring a large bag of Sterno. I'll put them all around and under you, it will help keep you warm. I'll drink hot chocolate and sing you songs. Then we can celebrate Spring, (maybe a little dance?) and I'll come home, and you can get back to your adventurous work. ok??"

"choose life! sad.gif"

"RIP Pheonix. Well done, probie. Well done."

"that'll do Phoenix Lander. that'll do."

"Fare the 6-month winter well, young lander. We all hope to hear from you when sunlight once again fills your solar tummy."


Oh, and relatively soon there should be an article on MER's Facebook/Twitter!
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post Nov 27 2008, 11:11 PM
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Very good piece here on the success of Phoenix's Twittering...

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20081...nix-lander.html



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post Nov 29 2008, 04:38 AM
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QUOTE (Stu @ Nov 27 2008, 03:11 PM) *
Very good piece here on the success of Phoenix's Twittering...

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20081...nix-lander.html


This was all about the Twitterer. She did a good job, but....
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post Nov 29 2008, 06:16 AM
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um... but what..?

The Phoenix Twittering literally revolutionised the way NASA covers its space missions, breathed new life into it I'd say, and set a very high standard of Outreach for future missions - of all agencies - to aim for. Thanks to the Twittering tens of thousands of people (and I'd think probably hundreds of thousands) felt involved personally in the mission, and were able to connect with it, its scientists and its goals in a way never seen before. She did a great job, I'd say.


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post Jan 23 2009, 06:41 AM
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Agree with Stu 100%. It was innovative , progressive and somewhat risky for NASA to try Twitter and it worked beautifully! Maybe we'll get live video on our cell phones on the next mission!

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post Feb 11 2009, 12:16 AM
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BIG congratulations to JPL's (and our!) Veronica McGregor for winning a "Shorty" award for Twittering the Phoenix mission! (scroll down to the 'Science' category)

1000% deserved, and proof that the reporting of space missions will never be the same again! smile.gif



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post Feb 11 2009, 01:19 AM
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Heyyyy! smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif Well deserved indeed, Veronica, and thank you! I hope that your boss takes appropriate notice!


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post Feb 11 2009, 03:55 PM
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QUOTE (dmuller @ Sep 16 2008, 06:10 AM) *
So, then, why dont we create Spacebook?


It seesm we've been beaten on this idea: http://fcw.com/Articles/2009/02/09/Web-2.0...ng-a-while.aspx

If only it wasn't for employees only!
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post Feb 14 2009, 08:36 AM
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Some thoughts on the rising influence of Twitter and what I like to call the new "Mouse Media"... smile.gif

http://cumbriansky.wordpress.com/2009/02/1...eeks-and-tweets



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