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johnniec
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2015-06-28 13:41:22

There are billions of computers and devices out there that BOINC could be running on, but it is only actively running on a few hundred thousand. How can we boost awareness of BOINC and get more people signed up?

Let's share ideas and discuss what we've tried and what worked.
Have you told your friends and family about it? Tweeted about it? Posted about it on Facebook? Written a letter to the editor or your favorite magazine or newspaper?

https://twitter.com/VolunteerComp


Here are some things I have tried:

1. Pitching a story about Volunteer Computing to a non-tech, non-science website/magazine. So far this hasn't yielded any successes, but I will keep trying.

2. Tweeted about it. I can't yet tell if this is doing much in terms of reaching people unfamiliar with BOINC or volunteer computing, but you can help by tweeting your self or retweeting stuff from https://twitter.com/VolunteerComp

3. Posting on Reddit. Some of these attempts appear to have reached new people. A link about the WCG Clean Energy Project made it to the top of two subreddits for a bit.
http://redd.it/3asd8k
http://redd.it/3au8ya
johnniec
BAM!ID: 189802
Joined: 2015-06-28
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Credits: 3,867,633
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2015-07-03 23:26:59

With the new community-based model for BOINC (and NSF funding gone), it is more important than ever for you to get the word out about volunteer computing & BOINC. Tell friends & family to join! Tweet and Facebook about it. Please share outreach ideas and experiences here.
Don't forget to promote BOINC and volunteer computing to your friends, family, and followers!
https://twitter.com/VolunteerComp
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