It is good to see so many people and local organizations in the Bancroft area embracing social media in their daily lives.
It is the kind of “word of mouth” communication that is more wide-reaching than you might think.
Facebook. Twitter. These are the two prime shakers in non-traditional media, and they are taking over the world — even to the point of spurring pro-democracy demands in the Middle East and beyond.
Everyone with a computer should get involved.
A small example. Last Sunday, one of Bancroft’s more active citizens posted my Sunday column on bullying on her Facebook page. We have 47 Facebook friends in common, but she has over 700 friends on her page. That means more than 600 people saw a column on bullying that they might not have ever seen without her posting it.
And some are even posting their own comments, leading to others to comment on them.
And then one of her friends re-posts the column, and it hits even more people. And on and on it goes, a modern version of the grapevine.
Bancroft Region has a Facebook Page, as does the local Chamber of Commerce. It’s a way to stay in touch, a way to promote.
And, most of all, it reaches our young people.
And there is nothing more important than that.