May 13, 2012

The Anti-Forum

It will likely take me some time to warm up to the notion of connecting my facebook and geocaching accounts, which just became possible this week. Only a small portion of the people who follow me on FB are geocachers, and they could care less about our addictive hobby. So for now, I'll continue to keep my geocaching activity and my facebook activity separate.

I do, however, occasionally check out the Geocaching.com facebook page, and will continue to do so. But my favorite geocaching facebook page is one that was recently launched by a caching buddy of mine, called the, "San Francisco East Bay Geocacahing" facebook group. It's a great way for local cachers in my region to share caching stories and plan caching events. The 46 members who have joined so far represent a nice mixture of veterans and newbies, which lends itself to some great information sharing. The description of the group is as follows:

"This group is for geocachers in Contra Costa and Alameda County and is (especially) intended to help new cachers trying to understand a bit more about this thing of ours. I've always found the Geocaching forums themselves to be crusty, useless and often dismissive of new cachers. I hope this can be different. Further, I hope this makes it a bit easier for more active cachers to organize hikes and cache runs on short notice."


So for now, this is about as "connected" as my geocaching and facebook accounts will get. 

Cache On!

1 comment:

TripCyclone said...

I tend to agree about connecting the two. Though I have found the "group page" concept to be a rather useful way to connect with your community. The downside of this for our local group was that the actual forums our community has almost died out. I'm not sure we saw nearly the same level of interaction on there, but it has some useful features. Oh well.