A Facebook Group could help your yearbook staff’s communication
Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE
Facebook Groups have become extremely popular, as a great way for a small circle of friends or co-workers to communicate in a private way.
Jonathan Rogers at the JEA Digital Media blog wrote about creating a Facebook Group for a publications staff, and how it can be a great way to discuss story ideas, assignments and other business. He even includes some helpful tips for creating a Group.
This is not to be confused with creating a Page on Facebook, which is something many yearbook staffs already do – create a Page as a place to publicly promote and publicize the yearbook to their audience.
Since it’s likely that most of the yearbook staff members are already on Facebook, a staff Group might be worth looking into, especially for staffs that still use a desktop application like InDesign to create the book.
Users of Walsworth’s online application – Online Design – probably wouldn’t have practical use for a Facebook Group because Online Design uses it’s own messaging system.