Social media connects Fedora developers, users, friends, and enthusiasts around the world. This is also one strategy to share Fedora announcements, community news, and other updates. All known accounts are documented below, curated by a best-effort volunteering community.
Note: Official accounts are designated official due to their connection to the Fedora Trademark.
Maintained by Marketing and/or Social Media Teams. Anyone with access to Official Accounts should be members of the fedora-socialmedia FAS group. If you believe you should be in the group, contact a group sponsor.
Secondary accounts are accounts created officially within the project, but they are not the primary method for distributing news or information. Often, these accounts post automatically or pull from other feeds to relay content.
|@fedoracommunity||twitter.com/fedoracommunity||Ryan Lerch has/had a script to automatically tweet links for new Community Blog articles||Administrators: Brian Exelbierd, Jona Azizaj, Justin W. Flory, Marie Nordin, Paul W. Frields, Ryan Lerch
Pending invitation: Eduard Lucena (as an Admin), Matthew Miller (as an Admin), Sumantro Mukherjee (as an Admin)
|/r/Fedora||reddit.com/r/Fedora/||Active Moderators: Eric Gustavsson||proprietary server, web-based|
|Discord||Fedora Linux||discord.gg/fedora||Owner: Radka (Rhea) Gustavsson
Moderators: Eric Eisenhart, DokaDoka, dvs, refi64, Sebastiaan, -Kass
|proprietary server, has web version, open source clients are forbidden by license terms|
|Telegram||@fedoranews||@fedoranews||Justin W. Flory, Jiří Eischmann, Ryan Lerch, Marie Nordin, Sumantro Mukherjee, Eduard Lucena, Vipul Siddharth||proprietary server, has web version, open source client available in RPMFusion|
Fedora Community-Managed Accounts
Fedora Community-Managed Accounts are related to the Fedora Project, but not officially maintained by the Fedora Marketing Team or Social Media administrators. Often, these accounts are specific to a region or country. These pages are typically run by an individual contributor or a group of contributors. However, these accounts are not officially endorsed by the Fedora Project or Red Hat Inc.
|Fedora Albania||facebook.com/fedorasq||Jona Azizaj (via Open Labs Albania)|
|Fedora Bangladesh (group)||facebook.com/groups/fedorabangladesh|
|Fedora Project - Local Community Myanmar||facebook.com/fedorammcommunity||Yan Naing Myint|
|Projeto Fedora Brasil||facebook.com/fedorabr||Daniel Bruno, Wolnei|
|Fedora Ni||facebook.com/FedoraNicaragua||William Moreno (owner), Eduardo Mayorga|
|Fedora Pakistan||facebook.com/FedoraPakistan||Nasir Hussain|
|Vkontakte||Russian Fedora||vk.com/club10679202||Inna Kabanova|
These accounts, for one reason or another, are retired, deleted, or no longer maintained.
|Identica||Fedora Project||identi.ca/fedora||Paul W. Frields (owner), Robyn Bergeron (working on it), Matias Kreder, Jonathan Nalley, Jared Smith|
|Fedora||linkedin.com/e/gis/49737/||Pascal Calarco, Francesco Crippa, Jon Stanley|
|@fedora_planet||twitter.com/fedora_planet||Automatically tweets out new Fedora Planet articles|
The Google+ service shut down on 2019 April 2.
|Fedora Project||plus.google.com/+Fedora||Owner: Matthew Williams
Managers: Brian Exelbierd, Brian Proffitt, Caius CHANCE, Christoph Wickert, Izhar Firdaus (KageSenshi), Jiří Eischmann, Joe Brockmeier, Justin W. Flory, Kevin Fenzi, Mark Terranova, Paul W. Frields, Remy DeCausemaker, Ruth Suehle, Ryan Lerch, Tom Callaway, Matthew Miller
Communications manager: Charles Profitt
|Fedora Nicaragua||plus.google.com/+FedoraOrgNi||William Moreno (owner), Eduardo Mayorga|
|Fedora Portugal||plus.google.com/communities/109959996284119569153||Pedro Andrade (owner), Nuno Rodrigues|
Most official social media accounts are managed by each administrator's personal account on that network, like for Facebook or Google+. In cases like Twitter, access is granted to individual accounts using Tweetdeck. However, single passwords still exist for these accounts. The passwords are securely stored within Fedora's infrastructure, along with private assets used by the Infrastructure team. As of October 2016, Patrick Uiterwijk manages password storage and security.
- Social media was briefly discussed at the Marketing FAD 2010. complete logs are available (start at 14:10:39). For a shorter recap, see this video of Neville Cross, Ryan Rix, and Paul Frields explaining the discussion and a diagram of the whiteboard (photo by Henrik Heigl).
- Use identi.ca primarily and have that mirrored to Twitter: -- Perhaps using Identigator
- Come up with something more FLOSSy than HootSuite that actually works with Identi.ca (see above suggestion)
- Verified accounts
- Twitter accounts we care about are listed. ??
- Automated (get eyeballs)
- Manual (for calls to action)
- push content vs conversations (keeps us authentic)
- QA and accountability (for quality of content)
- Aggregate #fedora, #fudcon, etc. tweets -- Identigator maybe ??