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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #45 on: September 14, 2014, 11:34:58 AM »
New record number of people reached by the museums' facebook page: over 5,240

Recent individual posts have reached record numbers of people as well.  The topics include -

* "Views around Sheepscot" with  2,612 reached (viewed)

* "The British are Coming" with  1,617 reached

* "Trackwork, 1998-2010" with  1,314 reached

* "Whistle Post" with  1,094 reached

Regarding photos, the images posted on fb are usually not repeated here.  The reason is to steer viewers to both the museums' web site and fb page.  There has been kind of an "unwritten rule"  that different photos are posted on the forum so there is a draw to both sites.  This way the two sites compliment each other.  The photos on here are usually posted by non-fb members so there is a variety of images and information.

It's all about getting more eyes on museum news and event information.  I hope this helps.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #46 on: September 14, 2014, 08:02:53 PM »
Ok. Please don't post my photos on facebook then. Would not want to violate the unwritren rule. I am just saying, a few pictures posted here as a teaser would encourage people to visit the fb page. As of today, I still have not seen the pictures from this week on facebook. I have yet to take the time to find an easy way to find them.
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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #47 on: September 14, 2014, 08:18:47 PM »
Post them on both places so everyone has a chance to see them.
If you find duplicates, there is always the DELETE button.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #48 on: September 14, 2014, 08:29:24 PM »
Well, James has posted photos to both sites on occasion, he may be the only one who does.  Cindy doesn't post to the forum.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #49 on: September 14, 2014, 08:59:20 PM »
One of the posts (I think it was the annual fund update) I copied photos from posts here of Mike and Brendan.  I was lazy, didn't have any photos of mine, and wanted some photos for the post, which always seems to increase interest.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #50 on: September 14, 2014, 09:54:08 PM »
Here's the last batch of photos from face book. The museum's facebook page is public so you do not need a face book account to look at the page.

https://www.facebook.com/147279126870/photos/pcb.10152436817031871/10152436799401871/?type=1&theater
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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #51 on: September 14, 2014, 10:25:14 PM »
Thanks for the link B,

Note: To view additional photos in the album please click [next] at the top right corner of the image.  This works well on a laptop, not sure how well it works on a droid or iphone since things are a lot smaller and some icons vary.  Our research indicates that more people view fb from their phone/tablet whereas more people view the forum from a laptop.  That's one reason the older posts on fb are a bit tougher to access for some.

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« Reply #52 on: September 19, 2014, 12:37:40 AM »
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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #53 on: September 25, 2014, 11:27:06 PM »
Tonight, more photos of trackwork are up.  The post is in two parts with the first half being shots of building track to Alna Center and the second half shows work from today at Top of the Mountain.  Of course there are ToM photos here on the forum too, posted yesterday. 

We hope you check out both sites!

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #54 on: September 25, 2014, 11:30:18 PM »
Nice series of shots Start. Thanks
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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #56 on: October 02, 2014, 11:11:13 PM »
There has been so much happening at the railroad this week that there are two new posts on fb showing prep for the Fall Work Weekend.  There is also a photo essay of the work done when the track crew reached Alna Center with the mainline and built the siding.  That was almost 10 years ago, Columbus Day weekend, October 2004. 

You can click on the link on the first page of this thread for easy access.  Please [LIKE] it up! 

Thanks, fb team.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #57 on: October 24, 2014, 12:48:42 AM »
Tonight's facebook post is "Original Station/Tool house Returns"  The article features photos and information of when the old tool house was obtained from Wiscasset and brought back to Sheepscot in 1996.  There are also articles about the move in the WW&F newsletters: March/April and May/June 1996 issues which may be viewed right here on the forum in the Newsletters thread.

FYI - At the end of tonights' fb post is a soggy update on the car storage building.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #58 on: November 07, 2014, 12:55:10 PM »
Last night's facebook post is the 12th update on LOCOMOTIVE 9 PROGRESS. The top news is the hydrostatic test.  As of this morning there have been over 2065 people see the report.  Also, the museums page now has 1,206 [LIKES] which means that many people see every WW&F news and history post.  Thanks to everyone who follows the WW&F on facebook and here on the forum.

As always, you can get to the latest fb post by clicking on the link on the first page of this thread.
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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #59 on: November 07, 2014, 06:01:24 PM »
Once you've found us on facebook come and join us this Sat. building a car shed and have some beef stew for lunch to keep you warm.