Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Kiwifolk on Facebook

There are some things just not worth fighting. In this case it's the popularity of Facebook and its usefulness in broadcasting to a target audience. There is the legacy nz-folk listserv. that has been running for nearly two decades (!) and has a population of around 400 interested kiwi-folkies. About twice a year there's a lively discussion, but mostly it's artists and clubs promoting events and others posting interesting links and resources. A recent survey of the nz-folk listers indicated that this is the way they like it and did not see a social media alternative as a suitable replacement. However, the Kiwifolk page on Facebook has found another, perhaps younger, audience that is receptive and constructive.

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