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I have all the usual uber geek interests (tech, sci-fi, etc.) as well as some not usual for geeks like hunting, camping, cars, diesel, alternative energy, etc.
I have all the usual uber geek interests (tech, sci-fi, etc.) as well as some not usual for geeks like hunting, camping, cars, diesel, alternative energy, etc.

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MeWe migration plan and a request for volunteers

I have a preliminary migration plan outline.

Anyone that wants to work with me on refining this or volunteer to assist with the plan itself, let me know.
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Google Plus MeWe Migration Plan

1. Volunteers
2. Communities
3. Users
4. Advertising

Volunteers
First and foremost we need people willing to put in the effort to make this happen. If we really want to create a new home here, it will take work.

Communities
Without the migration of many of the key communities from Google Plus to MeWe, this whole thing will fail. So, we need to get our message together and have volunteers present that message to the moderators of various Google Plus Communities. We need to convince them that MeWe IS the right platform to migrate to and why, and then we need to encourage them to make that choice. We can assist in that decision by offering to help with the migration in any way possible.

Users
Without users, there is no community. So we need to put together a short, convincing case to present to people to convince them that MeWe is the place they want to go and build something new.
So far the bullet points of that argument are:
- Familiarity. MeWe's has a design paradigm and User Experience that are the closest to Google Plus. This means the easiest learning curve for new users and the least frustration.
- Privacy, security, censorship, and free speech. MeWe's policies on all of these not only exceed most every other platform, but they are actually better than Google Plus itself. Unlike Facebook, Google Plus, et al, you are not the product. They are not providing a platform simply to harvest your data and sell it to third parties. Also unlike Facebook, YouTube, Google Plus, Twitter, and others, they do not censor or block free speech because of your politics or beliefs though they still have solid policies to protect users from porn and cp, harassment, spam, etc.
- Chat. MeWe's integration of live chat is a really neat bonus features that adds a whole new depth to "communities", aka Groups on MeWe. When users really want to get into a topic of discussion in real time, they can jump from posts to chat. Essentially MeWe has combined the best of Forums and IRC into one platform.
- encrypted private chat. Beyond group chat, MeWe offers encrypted, secure private chat so users can take more personal or sensitive conversations out of the public eye.
- Migration help. We'll need to provide brief documents and info-graphics to help new MeWe users learn to navigate the site. We'll also need to be there to provide not only live help, but generally welcome new users and make them feel at home.
- Community migration registry. A list of communities that have migrated and their group names and URL's so that new users can find them quickly and easily.

Advertising
We need to keep attracting not only more users, but communities. In order to do this we'll require consistent, cohesive, convincing messaging to put out there on Google Plus and other platforms. Now we need to contact community operators in particular and at the end of the 10 month grace period, when Google Plus goes down, we'll really need to get the message out there so people know that they have a place to go, and where they can find it.

UPDATE:
More on physical migration here
https://plus.google.com/+ChristopherGaul/posts/KvTvrYFNucx
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It has been clear for some time that the left holds up the banner of science yet completely ignores it when it is inconsistent with their ideology. Much more so than the Left.
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When "progressives" hold up Sweden as a Socialist paradise

Their experiment in Socialism was an abject failure so they became much more capitalist. In some ways more than America, and it has been the force behind their success.
Until recently as the EU has forced things on them that is undoing all the progress they made.
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The problem with on grid solar

And yet many jurisdictions are banning off grid systems.
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Interesting analysis of the engineering of the Tesla model 3
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Still serving after 70 plus years.
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Thanks to the Trudeau administration Canada has gone from being one of the most loved and respected countries in the world to more despised than any time in our history.
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Yup. Even the rivalries and debates here were great.

I learned more from people I disagreed with on Google Plus than from people I agreed with on Facebook!
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All my Penguin School friends, you're invited to join me as I migrate this community over the the same named Group on MeWe

https://mewe.com/join/penguinschool
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