I'm making a list of the places where one can use toki pona, in particular place where one can make a toki pona utterance and some one will utter back.
(sorry no links, I'll try to post a version of this on my own blog with links someday)Forums
here... of course. About 5 people regularly patrolling the posts, maybe 100+ drive by postersMini-bloggingtokilili.shoutem.com
About 2-3 people regularly posting.twitter.com
, hash tag #tokipona. More active that I thought. 2 people with somewhat frequent posts, many people who post exactly one thing in toki pona, then nothing else. Helps to create a separate account because your regular friends don't want to see toki pona tweets. I'm user janMatoWiki'stokipona.wikia.com
-- rather quiet recently, but used to be busy. Will it be so again? wikipedia's toki pona
talk page. Not the best place for general toki pona discussion, but talk there gets heard. This probably is the most public page for a toki pona message. wikibooks.
The wikipedia article is done. What the toki pona community should do is copy the Na'vi community and start work on the wikibook. The Na'vi article got so lon on wikipedia it was converted to a wiki book. I think this would be doable. The current toki pona wiki book is a stub of a lessons 1-12 format. I think this should be a linguistic grammar, similar to what a field linguist would write upon visiting a never before visited village in Papua New Guinea
To casually use a wiki, you can do a drive by reading or drive by edit. But you won't know of subsequent edits or responses without further configuration. To effectively use wikimedia stuff, you need to create an account, set up watch lists, and subscribe to the relevant recent changes RSS feeds. Really quiet places with promise43things.com
-- The "Learn Toki Pona" page. I plan to use this as a sort of a public to-do list for my smaller toki pona related goals.facebook.com
-- For the life of me I can't figure out how to get updates from the toki pona page with out visiting it every day. Doesn't look like anyone else does either, it's very quiet there. I will never post toki pona status updates because almost all my facebook contacts I know in real life.meetup.com
1 group and counting...Posterous
I haven't a clue how Posterous is supposed to work or be different from anything else.http://lapingvino.posterous.com/lipu-posterousStuff that seems to have disappearedLivejournal
. It's a ghost town. (for toki pona related stuff) The community board doesn't seem to have a way to subscribe to it in RSS.Blogs in general
. Not many people kept up after the initial blog boom.
I think blogs are failing for conlang communities because blogging isn't the most direct way to get a response from the world. It's a great way to post stuff if you don't really care if anyone responds or not. If you do care about response, you have to go somewhere else.Mailing lists
. Well, good riddance I guess. The Na'vi boards are getting 1000-5000 posts every three months. If that was on a mailing list, no one could cope with it. Does anyone miss having a mailing list?
Am I forgetting anything?