Thanks to the Maryland Genealogical Society Facebook page for sharing Michael John Neill's blog post. Michael John Neill of RootDig.com wrote the good news. Click here to see his post.
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Okay..., your request is a fair point. I did not explain the realities of this new FamilySearch Groups yammer site. I was simply making an announcement so that people who wanted to check it out could do so. I agree that it is better if we can understand what it is actually for. :)
When I say it is like a replacement for Forums, I am not making an
official statement. I am simply expressing the thoughts of some of the
FamilySearch staff, that they are trying to see if this can help fill
that void in some ways. I agree that it is significantly different than
forums, and for some people will not fill the same need.
I personally find the groups are best so far for insider interaction. In
fact, that is what yammer has tried to provide, a social network
designed for use internally by companies. Each company can have their
own social network and they are not connected to any other yammer
network. Partially, it depends on what the user wants and what they
like. I find it is a decent place to have open conversations with other
Family History Consultants and get success stories and advice about how
to run a local family history program well, and what has worked for
them. It seems great for this so far.
Some of the FamilySearch staff and volunteers over yammer think it will
expand to more than this, but only time will tell I guess.
Caleb Love is the new Community Development Manager and is one of the
people behind FamilySearch existing on yammer. He posted slides that
explain yammer and what it can do, but you can't see them unless you get
into Yammer. https://www.yammer.com/familysearchgr...
I think if they [FamilySearch] want more involvement they should make a blog post or
something, but [in my perception] they are not all on the same page and are not sure if
they are ready to recruit people. It is just another optional place to
talk, and like I said I think it is best for internal-like questions
about how to run a successful effort to serve patrons and stuff like