January 21, 2010 / News

Facebook page on West Seattle using old yearbooks

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

For any yearbook staffs still pondering the usefulness and value of a social networking site like Facebook as a way to help preserve memories, take a look at this recent article from the West Seattle Herald.

Kim Nichols is a long-time resident of the trendy West Seattle neighborhood and she recently created a page on Facebook, dedicated to celebrating the area and preserving the area’s memories. One way she’s doing that is with pages from old yearbook photos from West Seattle schools.

Does your school, or your yearbook staff, have a page on Facebook yet? If so, how are you utilizing it?

Evan Blackwell, CJE
Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.