Since we published our first blog post on April 13, 2007, we have kept up with evolving social media platforms, maintaining multiple channels of communications. As the digital publishing transformation continued, some outlets became more media rich, interactive, and extremely simple to use. Thus over time we found that we were publishing most of our original content on our Delmarva History’s Facebook page, an open group, which allows anyone to read posts and comments.
There are many reasons for this. The interactivity of a large networked community interested in the Peninsula’s past, generates an enormous array of material. This transition allows us to be part of the larger conversation that is taking place daily as publishers share the region’s narratives. With many contributors on lots of focused pages adding knowledge and insights, we are able to easily curate and share with the larger community, adding our own voice to this crowd. This enriches the experience as heritage content reaches a larger audience and is often crowdsourced to help with understanding and interpretation. .
The Facebook platform allows for more convenient sharing of digital media since photos and videos are an important aspect these days. And, Facebook has provided an environment for more long form writing on a section it calls notes. This is an enhanced modern, blog feature, which allows for full-length posts with attractive formatting, tagging, and pictures.
Thus the Delmarva history conversation continues on Facebook. Be sure to check it out. You don’t have to be a Facebook member to access the open page. The back material already on the weblog will be