I am most definitely a child of the social media generation. I don’t remember a time where I wasn’t connected through the internet. It can be hard being away from friends and family and this instant-way-to-keep-up-to-date helps bridge the great divide.

Over the past weekend this instant connection became even more evident and vital. You see, being a country girl in Australia means that throughout the winter I played netball for my local Footy and Netball club, the center of our small farming community. On Saturday my old club the United Yeelanna Eagles A Grade Footy boys finally won the Grand Final. The last time this happened was back in 1987!

You’re probably wondering what this has to do with the social media? Well I was very excited that this was all happening and needed to know what was going on. After trying to get a hold of family and friends via cell unsuccessfully (they were a little too into the game) I decided to see if anyone had posted any updates to Facebook… within a minute of the final siren there it was, the little nugget of info that I had been waiting for… WE WON!!! It was 2am Saturday morning, and being on the other side of the world could have made me feel a little out of the loop. But knowing that only a click away I could still be a part of it was amazing. Seeing photos, video and excited comments going up in real time made me feel a little less like I was missing out.

I think that’s what so great about social media, it’s such an instant way of reaching people, reaching your community (even if that community is spread far and wide). So I guess I just wanted to give a shout out to Facebook, social media and the internet, helping communities everywhere stay connected!

This is netball at the top level… I was never this good.

An introduction to Footy, ouch



by Eleanor

Were people tweeting about it?


by Jen

The title of this blog is by far my favourite of all our posts.


by Kristen Will

Eleanor, I couldn’t find anything on Twitter, but there very well could have been.


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