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I love the options it gives us, to embrace our
By embracing the different forms of social media we can integrate with others, sharing ideas, knowledge and friendship with people that we have never met.
Social media, in whatever form it takes has revolutionised the way we interact with others, the way we conduct our genealogical and historical research and more importantly it has revolutionised Society in general, in pretty much all areas - banking, learning and shopping to name a few. Is this how our ancestors felt when the concept of rail travel was first introduced I wonder?
I like various social media tools for different reasons. I can typically be found either by my own name or Anglers Rest
Twitter is always a challenge. I struggle to share details in 140 characters or less, but I can be found at @juliegoucher
Facebook - I like the fact that I share share the incidentals of peoples lives, especially my family who live down under. I have a personal page and I have a page that is linked to my blog and Twitter and I plan to share more general genealogical material to that page. I rarely share genealogy to my personal page.
Google+ - This was a big learning curve for 2013 and I love it! Once I got my head around the point of circles and the interaction is by topic rather than individual I was hooked and I love the way that Google+ enables hangouts and links to YouTube
- Do you have a favourite social media tool or tip you can share?
- Does your Society use social media really well, spreading the word to the genealogy community and members far and wide?
- Do you want to learn to use a social media tool that you perhaps do not use, or want to expand your use of particular one?
If you want to respond and share please get interactive and leave a comment!