Episode 12: Social Media (Facebook)
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We’ve talked about technology and Freemasonry before. This month, we get a little specific. We are talking about social media and the Scottish Rite – more to the point, Facebook. For my generation (gen x) and the generation after (gen Y), Facebook is as much a ubiquitous part of our lives as brushing our teeth or watching TV. For older generations, though, Facebook and other social media can seem like an intimidating complexity only rivaled by the internet itself, with new and confusing jargon that seems to change and evolve as often as Liz Taylor’s husbands. But the truth is, Facebook became the second most popular site on the internet behind Google because it is almost as easy to use.
This month we’ll talk by phone to the Ill. James Cole, SGIG in Virginia and Past Grand master of that state about how he started using Facebook and what he thinks of it now. Ill. Cole will be joined here in the studio by Morgan Corr, the manager of Social Media for the Supreme Council. Morgan will illuminate us on the Supreme Council’s position on all this, and where the future lies for it. So strap in as we go profile first, this is another episode of The Life Masonic…