Add Instagram to KDE's social media
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Description

Idea:
KDE as a great project to enter Instagram and have a greater interaction with users (people of different ages and places)

Goal:
Attract more people, potential users, and even potential contributors. Reach an audience even slightly different from what we've found in other networks (Reddit, Twitter).

Possible Strategies:

  • Create #tags for users to mark KDE (Example: photos from the desktop, or where they saw some KDE technology being used)
  • Put photos and videos of the events and what happens within the events
  • KDE Events photos or KDE events are participating and encourage participants themselves to post photos and mark the

KDE profile (Example: Lakademy, Flisol, etc.)

  • Images or videos of the latest news or project implementations (Example: Plasma, Krita, KDE Connect)
paulb created this task.May 24 2019, 4:56 PM

Instagram is different from other social media channels we have in that it's not a general news feed for releases. It's for pretty pictures of places and people (and maybe screenshots with themes). It needs a more curated set of posts when we have pretty pictures to put on it. One purpose could be to show how customiseable KDE software is (unlike some of the alternatives https://stopthemingmy.app/ )

It can only be posted to through a mobile but you can set your browser to responsive design mode for it to work.

Idea:
KDE as a great project to enter Instagram and have a greater interaction with users (people of different ages and places)

Goal:
Attract more people, potential users, and even potential contributors. Reach an audience even slightly different from what we've found in other networks (Reddit, Twitter).

Possible Strategies:

  • Create #tags for users to mark KDE (Example: photos from the desktop, or where they saw some KDE technology being used)
  • Put photos and videos of the events and what happens within the events
  • KDE Events photos or KDE events are participating and encourage participants themselves to post photos and mark the

KDE profile (Example: Lakademy, Flisol, etc.)

  • Images or videos of the latest news or project implementations (Example: Plasma, Krita, KDE Connect)

Our Social Media Access Policy has a requirement of 6 months contributions to KDE promo before getting access. I would be strongly in favour of by passing this requirement for Ale here as it is a new channel used for new purposes, there is limited damage he can do to our reputation if he goes rouge because it's all new, and he's got new ideas we should be welcome to bring in.
https://community.kde.org/Promo/Guidance/DosDonts#Access_Policy

paulb added a comment.EditedMay 24 2019, 7:20 PM

I'd prefer we stick to the policies we agreed on, if you don't mind.

Besides, we still haven't figured out if we need Instagram at all (notice I am not saying we don't) and what we aim to achieve with it.

paulb updated the task description. (Show Details)May 26 2019, 10:26 AM

Idea:
KDE as a great project to enter Instagram and have a greater interaction with users (people of different ages and places)

<etc>

I am putting this in the description of the task, where it belongs.

We want to figure out what we want to achieve with an Instagram account. What we are looking for is to answer the question of how (or if) it helps progress towards achieving any of Promo's long term goals. It may be that Instagram is a very useful tool for that or not useful at all. At this stage we don't know.

Once we have figured that out, and if the outcome is in favour of starting an Instagram feed, we have to figure out a strategy. We need to work out who we want to reach, what we are going to show them and to what ends, that is, what we want followers to do given the information we show them.

We can probably work a lot of this out by looking at what other similar projects do and whether they are successful.

Like that, the effort of maintaining another social media account, one which is also a bit different from what we currently have and that will require slightly different kind of posts than, say, Twitter, Mastodon, Facebook and Diaspora*, will be compensated by the success in... I don't know... encouraging more people to use Plasma and/or KDE applications or helping people join the community, or whatever.

It will also help us develop a solid criteria for discriminating between what is a useful platform for Promo's goals and what isn't. This is a valuable exercise.

I'd prefer we stick to the policies we agreed on, if you don't mind.

What would be the rationale for that? It would probably put off a new contributor with new ideas. KDE should be welcoming and encouraging of such people.

I propose we:
Register an account pronto
Come up with some thoughts on what content should go on the account and how that should be managed
Have a three month trial to see if it's successful or not

I'd prefer we stick to the policies we agreed on, if you don't mind.

What would be the rationale for that? It would probably put off a new contributor with new ideas. KDE should be welcoming and encouraging of such people.

What's the point of having a policy if we're not going to follow it? Making exceptions in this case would be unfair to our current contributors who have been contributing for a while, but have not yet reached the 6-month mark.

What's the point of having a policy if we're not going to follow it? Making exceptions in this case would be unfair to our current contributors who have been contributing for a while, but have not yet reached the 6-month mark.

What's the point of the policy? I think it was to stop newcomers getting over-enthusiastic on our social media accounts and going rouge and damaging the reputation of KDE. That doesn't apply here as it's a new account with new purpose. KDE should be encouraging newcomers with new ideas and energy. This will only put them off.

I would rather be spending energy discussing how to embrace this idea and give it a shot rather than how to restrict it.

I would rather be spending energy discussing how to embrace this idea and give it a shot rather than how to restrict it.

OK, then let's do that. We should turn the idea into an actual plan, then make an account and decide who's going to manage it. Maybe I'm wrong, but it doesn't make sense to just make an account on a whim and leave it empty or fill it with half-baked content while we fumble around trying to come up with a strategy. That's not how you launch a new social media presence...

We want to figure out what we want to achieve with an Instagram account. What we are looking for is to answer the question of how (or if) it helps progress towards achieving any of Promo's long term goals. It may be that Instagram is a very useful tool for that or not useful at all. At this stage we don't know.

Once we have figured that out, and if the outcome is in favour of starting an Instagram feed, we have to figure out a strategy. We need to work out who we want to reach, what we are going to show them and to what ends, that is, what we want followers to do given the information we show them.

We can probably work a lot of this out by looking at what other similar projects do and whether they are successful.

Like that, the effort of maintaining another social media account, one which is also a bit different from what we currently have and that will require slightly different kind of posts than, say, Twitter, Mastodon, Facebook and Diaspora*, will be compensated by the success in... I don't know... encouraging more people to use Plasma and/or KDE applications or helping people join the community, or whatever.

It will also help us develop a solid criteria for discriminating between what is a useful platform for Promo's goals and what isn't. This is a valuable exercise.

Regarding the use or not of Instagram: Data that we can consider There are 1 billion active users, according to Instagram itself. We have a potential to reach more than a specific niche of users. We can have contact with people (who can become potential users) from various places or countries, ages.

The interaction must be different from other networks we have examples of companies (something that we can use to inspire and adptar to the users we want to reach, who are usually technical people or not) we have: @netflix, @nubank, @lego, @redhatjobs , redhatinc who interact with their followers with post, videos stories. As a great free community project I dare say that KDE would be a pioneer in entering and interacting in this way with its public (GNOME does not yet have an official account in Instagram)

The initial idea was to have some sort of schedule for posting. After taking the time to think about it, I do not believe scheduled posts are the correct way to handle Instagram engagement. Instead, the accounts content could be based on the following:

Events (Pictures from events, marketing materials ahead of events)

Possible developer spotlights

Screenshots & video of upcoming releases (e.g. KDE 5.16 preview)

User-created content

Custom wallpapers, themes, extension spotlights

Perhaps a hashtag like #MyKDE or #KDECommunity to show off different tweaks. Within these categories perhaps different days of the week (or month) could be used in order to establish routine interaction with Instagram users. Regular interaction is important because:

It can foster an engaged community on the platform

Promotes familiarity with KDE users and potential contributors on the platform

Creates more opportunities for people to share KDE

I would rather be spending energy discussing how to embrace this idea and give it a shot rather than how to restrict it.

OK, then let's do that. We should turn the idea into an actual plan, then make an account and decide who's going to manage it. Maybe I'm wrong, but it doesn't make sense to just make an account on a whim and leave it empty or fill it with half-baked content while we fumble around trying to come up with a strategy. That's not how you launch a new social media presence...

On this, I have no pretense of being privileged, I just want to be able to help when I am within the conditions or the rules.

I do not want to have access, I just want to leave the idea of this social network because it has the potential to help KDE reach a larger number of people

paulb added a comment.May 27 2019, 4:20 PM

I have very little doubt that @alesonmedeiros is an honest and well-intentioned person and I do not believe he will go rogue. I also see your point of view @jriddell and I do not want @alesonmedeiros to loose interest either, but the trial period is not only about that. The trial period that we all agreed on serves several functions:

  • it gives us time to make sure the newcomer is honest and will abide by the rules (the reason you are bringing, up @jriddell )
  • It gives us time to make sure the newcomer sticks it out and is really there for the long haul. We have all seen the fly-by contributors: people who come in suggest something, we start working on it and then the person disappears leaving the core team lumbered with a task nobody originally intended to do and nobody wants.
  • It makes sure the newcomer has a really good feel of how we do things. Six months, I would estimate, gives the person time to see all sorts of examples of things that should be done and also a few that shouldn't, making the trial period a learning one too. A shorter period, not so much.

We all agreed on the 6-month trial period for several reasons, maybe even for a few more than the ones laid out above. Changing that now would deprive all of us of the advantages we saw when we laid it out.

It would also deprive us of reasonable justification to apply it to the next candidate that came along, as it sets a precedent that we don't take our own policies seriously.

paulb added a comment.May 27 2019, 4:58 PM

Regarding the use or not of Instagram: Data that we can consider There are 1 billion active users, according to Instagram itself.

I have fallen for this in the past, but the argument that just because there are a lot of people somewhere, doesn't mean you will get a lot of people interested in what you are pushing. There are 7.7 billion people in the world, but a literally insignificant proportion of them use FLOSS desktops, and we have been pushing those for coming for thirty years now.

We have a potential to reach more than a specific niche of users. We can have contact with people (who can become potential users) from various places or countries, ages.

Notice that I didn't ask what could happen. This we already know. We need to know HOW we can make it happen.

The interaction must be different from other networks we have examples of companies (something that we can use to inspire and adptar to the users we want to reach, who are usually technical people or not) we have: @netflix, @nubank, @lego,

I don't think any of these organisations are similar to KDE in any significant way.

@redhatjobs,

One has to wonder about this one. Is Instagram a good place to post job openings? Anyway, still not very relevant to us.

redhatinc

This one may be interesting. More information please!

who interact with their followers with post, videos stories.

Well, yeah... That is what Instagram is for.

As a great free community project I dare say that KDE would be a pioneer in entering and interacting in this way with its public
(GNOME does not yet have an official account in Instagram)

There may be a good reason for this (or maybe not). Have you researched why they don't have an Instagram account? You can ask them. The people who do promo at GNOME are very nice indeed. Maybe we could introduce him to some of the people we talked to the other day, @skadinna?

The initial idea was to have some sort of schedule for posting. After taking the time to think about it, I do not believe scheduled posts are the correct way to handle Instagram engagement. Instead, the accounts content could be based on the following:
Events (Pictures from events, marketing materials ahead of events)
Possible developer spotlights
Screenshots & video of upcoming releases (e.g. KDE 5.16 preview)
User-created content
Custom wallpapers, themes, extension spotlights
Perhaps a hashtag like #MyKDE or #KDECommunity to show off different tweaks.

Yes, we do all these things with our other social media accounts. I would really like you to think about more on how Instagram is going to help us achieve some of our long term goals and less on what you think we should post.

Within these categories perhaps different days of the week (or month) could be used in order to establish routine interaction with Instagram users. Regular interaction is important because:
It can foster an engaged community on the platform

But this is not a goal in on of itself. You want to translate that into a larger userbase, or more contributors, etc. That is what you have to be thinking of.

Promotes familiarity with KDE users and potential contributors on the platform

Branding and increasing contributors, yes! This I can get behind. However, I still don't see how you get from "posting stuff to Instagram" to "increasing number of users/contributors". It would be helpful to find an example of some organisation that have managed to do that. That would be golden. More research needed!

Maybe see if you can find and article with a title like "How we turned our Instagram followers into paying clients/contributors to our project/ambassadors of our organisation", or something like that.

Creates more opportunities for people to share KDE

Do you mean KDE users who are already on Instagram sharing our stuff?

alesonmedeiros added a comment.EditedMay 27 2019, 6:15 PM

Regarding the use or not of Instagram: Data that we can consider There are 1 billion active users, according to Instagram itself.

I have fallen for this in the past, but the argument that just because there are a lot of people somewhere, doesn't mean you will get a lot of people interested in what you are pushing. There are 7.7 billion people in the world, but a literally insignificant proportion of them use FLOSS desktops, and we have been pushing those for coming for thirty years now.

We have a potential to reach more than a specific niche of users. We can have contact with people (who can become potential users) from various places or countries, ages.

Notice that I didn't ask what could happen. This we already know. We need to know HOW we can make it happen.

The interaction must be different from other networks we have examples of companies (something that we can use to inspire and adptar to the users we want to reach, who are usually technical people or not) we have: @netflix, @nubank, @lego,

I don't think any of these organisations are similar to KDE in any significant way.

@redhatjobs,

One has to wonder about this one. Is Instagram a good place to post job openings? Anyway, still not very relevant to us.

redhatinc

This one may be interesting. More information please!

who interact with their followers with post, videos stories.

Well, yeah... That is what Instagram is for.

As a great free community project I dare say that KDE would be a pioneer in entering and interacting in this way with its public
(GNOME does not yet have an official account in Instagram)

There may be a good reason for this (or maybe not). Have you researched why they don't have an Instagram account? You can ask them. The people who do promo at GNOME are very nice indeed. Maybe we could introduce him to some of the people we talked to the other day, @skadinna?

The initial idea was to have some sort of schedule for posting. After taking the time to think about it, I do not believe scheduled posts are the correct way to handle Instagram engagement. Instead, the accounts content could be based on the following:
Events (Pictures from events, marketing materials ahead of events)
Possible developer spotlights
Screenshots & video of upcoming releases (e.g. KDE 5.16 preview)
User-created content
Custom wallpapers, themes, extension spotlights
Perhaps a hashtag like #MyKDE or #KDECommunity to show off different tweaks.

Yes, we do all these things with our other social media accounts. I would really like you to think about more on how Instagram is going to help us achieve some of our long term goals and less on what you think we should post.

Within these categories perhaps different days of the week (or month) could be used in order to establish routine interaction with Instagram users. Regular interaction is important because:
It can foster an engaged community on the platform

But this is not a goal in on of itself. You want to translate that into a larger userbase, or more contributors, etc. That is what you have to be thinking of.

Promotes familiarity with KDE users and potential contributors on the platform

Branding and increasing contributors, yes! This I can get behind. However, I still don't see how you get from "posting stuff to Instagram" to "increasing number of users/contributors". It would be helpful to find an example of some organisation that have managed to do that. That would be golden. More research needed!

Maybe see if you can find and article with a title like "How we turned our Instagram followers into paying clients/contributors to our project/ambassadors of our organisation", or something like that.

Creates more opportunities for people to share KDE

Do you mean KDE users who are already on Instagram sharing our stuff?

The idea of bringing together users and getting them to collaborate and interact would turn users into fans. When I started my personal project in instagram I heard that Instagram does not have space for free software or that there would be no pulpit, but I was surprised by the engagement. So public exists, just need to be invited to meet or to follow. Why not test at least?

About GNOME as I said earlier in the Matrix they could not get the official account because Instagram apparently blocked the gnome.org domain. Before giving the idea here, I had volunteered there as well. Since there was this domain problem and I could not collaborate on anything I thought about getting involved with you too. Like I said before, I just want to help what I can. Reference Link: (https://gitlab.gnome.org/Teams/Engagement/Social-Media-and-News/issues/34)

About the other questions and arguments unfortunately I do not have all the answers =(

Let me be clear, my goal is simply to offer the idea and the help, I am not pressing you to accept my idea.

paulb added a comment.May 27 2019, 8:47 PM

Why not test at least?

Let me be clear also: I am not against this idea, but I am not for this idea either, at least until I don't see a good reason to go ahead with it. So far I have not seen that good reason.

For what its worth, there are a lot of things we do for which we haven't discovered good reasons. For example, posting to Diaspora* does not seem to be doing much for us. Somebody (with excellent intentions) made an account back in the day, put the KDE name and logo on it, and then moved on and stopped posting to it. The account lay empty for years. Now we maintain it so it doesn't look like we are slackers that don't care about projects we start. The problem is that, if we close it now, it will be a slap in the face to those few users that do follow us on it. Ultimately it is just one more thing we have to do, but it would have probably been better if nobody had started it in the first place.

While we are on that topic, and before you say "But I'll maintain it!", note that it is more common that someone walk away from an account set up in KDE's name (often without sharing the credentials), than them staying around to maintain it forever. We have spent days on end trying to recover abandoned accounts. Most of these accounts now make us look sloppy and disorganised as they are empty and contain obsolete information, because we have only been able to get access to a few.

Note that my objections are not very different from those of any other FLOSS project. If you go to the Linux kernel community and offer to add something to their code, the must polite answer you will get is a firm "no". Try submitting a patch to Plasma see how far you get. First you have to prove your solution actually solves something and you can somehow convince everybody you will maintain it. Even then, the scrutiny on your work will be intense and the hurdles many. There are good reasons for this, first and formemost nobody wants to have to maintain bad or useless code.

You want the Instagram thing to happen? Fine. Do the homework. Prove -- with data-- it will help us. Stop posting to this thread. Go and find out the things we need to know and everybody will back the idea.

Even me.

I'll register an account to get that process going through sysadmin.

Ale can you start a shared document (share.kde.org or Google docs probably) and make up some sample posts so we can play with working out what sort of posts we want on here?

Then I think a three month trial period of doing this with paced posting to see if it gets engagement from users.

paulb added a comment.May 28 2019, 2:13 PM

Instead of rushing in, why don't we take this as an opportunity to test run how we should judge what new tasks we should take on? When somebody comes along with a new idea, any new idea, we don't really have a protocol that helps us decide if it is a good fit. This may be a good way of practising for future cases.

In this case, I think we should:

  1. Check our goals and discuss how we think the Instagram account can help us achieve one or several of them
  2. Look at how other accounts of organisations similar to ours do things and the response they get to check if our hypothesis is right
  3. Figure out a strategy, that is think of what kind of stuff to post to achieve our goal(s)
  4. Open account

Applying the access policies for @alesonmedeiros does not mean we have to wait 6 months to open an account. It just means @alesonmedeiros will have to wait 6 months before he can post directly. Meanwhile, we can probably complete all the steps above in a week or two (mainly because there are other tasks that require our attention in the way). When all that is sorted, @alesonmedeiros can forward his ideas for posts to a person who does have access, which could very well be you, @jriddell.

Of course, before posting, things would have to be discussed in the Promo group, but this is standard procedure anyway. Nothing new there.

If a new volunteer comes to Plasma team with an idea for a new plasmoid they would be encouraged and empowered to plunge in and do some coding, accounts would be set up, discussion had about how to make it work effectively, then review done. There would be no talk of strategy, goals or policies. No suggestion of waiting 6 months to get access or of making them go through someone else to get commits done to create more busywork. The same should be the case in Promo, here's a new person with a new idea which doesn't affect any existing work. The account can be set up in a managed way. Some discussion had about how to get access to people to publish, what would work as posts and what would be problematic, then dive in and give it a try for a while. After a while if it doesn't work then it can be shut down in a managed way but if it's a success then that's a win. Instead I'm about out of energy for this nonsense and the opportunity seems to have been lost. Volunteers are previous, KDE has a nasty habit of not being welcoming any more.

apol added a subscriber: apol.May 28 2019, 10:57 PM

There is no voluntarism without teamwork. Why do we keep stirring things before having consensus?

Also please agree on what are ways of getting involved in promo. This task doesn't seem to be the place where to have this conversation.

If a new volunteer comes to Plasma team with an idea for a new plasmoid they would be encouraged and empowered to plunge in and do some coding, accounts would be set up, discussion had about how to make it work effectively, then review done. There would be no talk of strategy, goals or policies.

Different teams within KDE work in different ways, have their own workflows. I'm sure we could list several examples of this to prove a point.

In this case, the new contributor is also encouraged to plunge in - to take ownership of the idea (which is a good idea! we all agree it is, we have not dismissed it as something worthless), to do research and help us see how the idea would fit in with the rest of Promo work.

Okay, you say the Plasma team would have no talk of strategy or goals...but this is not the Plasma team. This is the Promo team, and we need to make sure our tasks are aligned with the long-term marketing strategy and goals. How else are we going to achieve them? It puzzles me that you can't see this - you of all people should understand the importance of Promo goals.

I still stand by the belief that we should first come up with a plan, then create an account. We had a discussion going here in the right direction, but then the focus switched to access rights and whatnot. If we really want to do this properly, I suggest we get back on track and decide how we can make this Instagram thing work. Who will manage the account is irrelevant if we can't even figure out what we're going to post on it, and why we're doing it in the first place.

Why not test at least?

Let me be clear also: I am not against this idea, but I am not for this idea either, at least until I don't see a good reason to go ahead with it. So far I have not seen that good reason.

For what its worth, there are a lot of things we do for which we haven't discovered good reasons. For example, posting to Diaspora* does not seem to be doing much for us. Somebody (with excellent intentions) made an account back in the day, put the KDE name and logo on it, and then moved on and stopped posting to it. The account lay empty for years. Now we maintain it so it doesn't look like we are slackers that don't care about projects we start. The problem is that, if we close it now, it will be a slap in the face to those few users that do follow us on it. Ultimately it is just one more thing we have to do, but it would have probably been better if nobody had started it in the first place.

While we are on that topic, and before you say "But I'll maintain it!", note that it is more common that someone walk away from an account set up in KDE's name (often without sharing the credentials), than them staying around to maintain it forever. We have spent days on end trying to recover abandoned accounts. Most of these accounts now make us look sloppy and disorganised as they are empty and contain obsolete information, because we have only been able to get access to a few.

Note that my objections are not very different from those of any other FLOSS project. If you go to the Linux kernel community and offer to add something to their code, the must polite answer you will get is a firm "no". Try submitting a patch to Plasma see how far you get. First you have to prove your solution actually solves something and you can somehow convince everybody you will maintain it. Even then, the scrutiny on your work will be intense and the hurdles many. There are good reasons for this, first and formemost nobody wants to have to maintain bad or useless code.

You want the Instagram thing to happen? Fine. Do the homework. Prove -- with data-- it will help us. Stop posting to this thread. Go and find out the things we need to know and everybody will back the idea.

Even me.

We have a successful account that deals with Foss within the Instagram on which we can be inspired. The instagram account for the It's FOSS blog (currently they have 16k followers - www.instagram.com/itsfoss/)

I found interesting the type of content of them and the way they do (news, memes, videos).

A special post that caught my eye was this one: (https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx110FVgjDE/) we could adpate for the public we want to achieve, it simply teaches how to get involved in a free software project ( something that I even had doubt).

This may fit the promo goals of getting more people to spread and also engaging in KDE (show simple steps, even drawing)

Examples of content with KDE involved: (Ps: Please note the number of comments and likes)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BaBkP-zFksA/
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt-JcOBgbbQ/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BpPHUCyBLRp/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BfxlSMKluFm/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BYcty7-lxsi/

There are people who enjoy FOSS, we can bring this audience to follow us and make them fans of KDE by encouraging them to get involved with the project.

paulb added a comment.May 30 2019, 7:37 AM

Can you provide any other examples? I ask because the content of this account is too far away from our posting style.

I realise Instagram is a different medium and that it requires a different style, but, from what I can see. this account posts mainly tired memes, many of which have little to do even with FLOSS, let alone concrete applications and environments. I would advise against using a KDE Instagram account for that.

The fact that it has 16K+ followers is encouraging, but unless we can find another account more in line with our posting style, this snippet of data is not very helpful.

I also notice that there are not many KDE-related posts (5 out 1200 posts is less than 0.5%) and do not get very many engagements in relation to the number of followers. The most liked one you link to is the openSUSE post which, so happens, is not very really KDE-related at all. It has 759 likes, that ism less than 5% of the followers clicked like.

The next one down mentions KDE Connect in the title, has 519 likes, that is about 3% of the readers clicked "like".

The stats and contents of the comments are also pretty bad: There are very few (usually far less than 20) and seem to contain the words "lol" or "lmfao" a lot.

In view of the above, the linked material is not enough to make a decision on whether this is a good idea or not.

You say that, apart from news, we could also give a KDE account a more educational slant, posting sets of screenshots showing, for example, how to install stuff, or carry out certain tasks. I like that idea very much, but I do not see anything like this in the linked account.

In view of all of the above I have several questions:

  1. Are there any better examples, even if they are not FLOSS or even software related that could help us get a feel of how we can leverage Instagram? An account that had an educational slant like what you propose, or one run by an organisation more similar to our own would be helpful.
  2. Is there any way to see the number of views a post attracts and the number of shares? All I can see in the linked account is likes and comments.
  3. Related: Does Instagram provide insights? That is, is there a way to download stats (viewership, engagement, followers, etc.) so we can monitor an accounts progress?
  4. Can you tell us how using Instagram will contribute to reaching Promo's goals?
rgomezantoli added a subscriber: rgomezantoli.EditedJun 10 2019, 10:37 PM

I came a month late to this discussion, sorry for that, but let me give my vision about this and if we need Instagram account or no.

What is Instagram social media? Mainly visual: photos and videos. Is no the place for post a text; I view the young people interacting with Instagram, 1 or less seconds in give a like, dislike or pass the photo, so, we need a big impact image for cautgh the attention of Instagram user.

What is important for KDE? Desktop? Obviously Applications? Yes Community? Indudably Privacy? Big yes

What is the most important for KDE? People.

Stop here a think about, what are our past goals, our vision, our develops? Is all for people, by people... Is something that we repeat constantly in KDE España podcast, People is the most important for KDE.

So, think about Instagram and KDE, really you want to post screenshots and applications desktop? Who cares about (in instagram)? I'm not sure, I can't be sure here but I adventure that nobody.

So, what KDE can post in Instagram? People, and impact images about "real" prototypes (thinking in Pinephone, Librem 5 or something similar), persons interacting with persons.

Do you think I'm fool? OK, let go and view our old enemy, Microsoft:

https://www.instagram.com/microsoft/

https://www.instagram.com/microsoft_espana/

Can you view a screenshot of her desktop? A capture from his apps?

No, you see childrens learning, you see about prototypes, you see about social campaigns.

If we, KDE, don't have any of them, my think is we don't need an Instagram account, but I think we have, so, let's go, open an account, but show the KDE people.

Thanks all and sorry for my poor english.

Best regards.