Some of these people are in FaceBook; some are in LinkedIn. But then, you'd need to have a Facebook or LinkedIn account, look the person up, and "connect" to them. Wouldn't it be convenient to have an email address you could use to reach interested Bay Area Type Enthusiasts?
Our Constant Contact database has this information, but we don't want to open access to Constant Contact to every member (also, not everyone in that database wants to be open to contact by other members).
There's a solution: an email discussion list (aka mailing list).
In a discussion list, any subscriber can send messages to all the other subscribers, who may reply in similar fashion. Thus, discussion and information exchanges can happen via email.
Think of a discussion list as "old school" social media (which, in fact it is! Email discussion lists predate the WWW by many years. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_mailing_list#Discussion_list)
Last summer, we created an email list called "SFBAAPT Type Talk" in Google groups for follow-up discussion, links, comments, and ideas for future Type Talk gatherings. (Google is just one of many platforms that support email lists.)
We can use this list for general discussions among Bay Area Type Enthusiasts. The list will be open to current BAAPT members, former members, potential members, occasional attendees, and "guests".
The list send-to address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
on the web at: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/sfbaapt-type-talk
(You can read and reply to the list through the web interface if you don’t want additional mail in your Inbox).
If you are interested in being able to reach and converse with other Bay Area Type Enthusiasts, please add your gmail address to the group. If you have any trouble accessing the group, don't have a gmail address, or just prefer for someone to add your address for you, please let me (Vicki) know at email@example.com!
For more information on Google Groups, please look at
We hope to "chat" with you in email!
-- Vicki Brown