Does someone you know want to join the #earthathon relay but they don’t use twitter? Perhaps they prefer facebook. If so, read on…
There are some major differences in the two social platforms, which will make communication with runners more difficult on Facebook. But for those who are reluctant to join Twitter, we are offering a Facebook solution on a trial basis, a beta test. This hasn’t really been tested at all prior to this post, so the first few who sign up this way will have to be patient as we work out the details.
If you are signing up from facebook, instead of a twitter username, just enter “fb_” followed by your name. This way with the “fb” for facebook, twitter users will hopefully know that those runners are not on twitter and they won’t be trying to send them tweets. Here is an example username for a facebook runner “fb_JaneDoe”
Steps to Sign-up Via Facebook:
Step 1: Go to the team sign-up form HERE, and you will see the current team assignments…when it asks for your twitter username, type “fb_” followed by your name or any username, but there can be no spaces. Pick the team you’d like to join and submit the form.
Step 2: Watch the team assignment list on the website HERE for your name to appear. WARNING: This may take up to 2 days, so please be very patient, but don’t worry we will allow you to back log your running after everything is setup. If you don’t see your name added, send a message to earthathon via facebook, or write on the earthathon facebook page wall at facebook.com/earthathon. Or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 3: Use the username that you see on the team list for all of your run posts, again when it asks for your twitter username, just type the fb username. It will be something like this “fb_YourName”
Step 4: Then, just watch the earthathon facebook page facebook.com/earthathon and the earthathon website earthathonrelay.com for stats. You may also want to check out the twitter page twitter.com/earthathon, as you don’t need a twitter account to view this as a public page.
Not sure how well this concept will work, and not sure if this will be very manageable if a lot of facebook users decide to join. So it is experimental for now. Let’s see how it works.
As much as possible, this first group of facebook users should try to create a supportive running community on the earthathon facebook page that motivates and inspires others to be active and healthy. Because that is what this is all about.
One Team, One Planet. Go Run :)