Given the growing importance of Facebook (its current membership ranks behind only the population of China and India) it occurred to me to ask the various groups who have Facebook presence to provide their Facebook url by commenting on this post. The thought was that it could be mutually beneficial if we” Friend” each other as the list grows.
So my intention was to provide a starter list of Vincentian Family related Facebook pages and ask for your additions.
- FAMVIN – http://www.facebook.com/famvin
Starting the list was easy…
But the devil is in the details as they say…
Searching Google for the “Society of St. Vincent de Paul” “Facebook” turns up a variety of organizations including some that have apparently automatically generated by Facebook…
- Society of St. Vincent de Paul (at least 3 pages with that title)
Searching within Facebook turns up yet another
Of course the person of Vincent is also present via the following pages each bearing the title Vincent dePaul…
Similarly searching Google for “Daughters of Charity” “Facebook ”
- Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul carry this title
- Sisters of Charity
- From the description on the page …”The most famous convent is at 14 Rue du Bac in Paris, France, born 1633. This was where Catholics believe Sister Catherine Laboure received the vision of Immaculate Mary on the eve of St. Vincent’s feastday, 1830 and the dispensation of the Miraculous Medal on 27 Novena.”
And we haven’t begun to search for the various groups of the Sisters of Charity (Leavenworth, Seton Hill, etc).
Remember this is just English language Facebook sites!
All this seems to reinforce the importance of a collaborative project by organizations identifying with the Vincentian Family to identify our presence on Facebook.
While it is by no means a perfect method I suggest that various Vincentian Family organizations who wish to be included in a fledgling database of Vincentian Family-related Facebook pages use the “Commnet” link on this post to submit the title and link of their Facebook page. These can be gathered on Vincentian Family on Facebook page to be created.
Then perhaps we go about supporting one another with our “Likes”
Anyone else have ideas about how to go about this?
Perhaps someone who knows Facebook better than I can find some way of indexing the presence of the Vincentian Family on Facebook. If so please comment.
Tags: Facebook, Featured, Vincentian
You can find a list with the social media links (so far!) of all UK Vincentian organisations on the VIP website: http://www.vip-gb.org/about-us/social-media-links
Hope that is a start for you!
Emily, Thanks for sending this. Not only for the content but a as an example of how the collection might look.
All those famvin has found so far are listed on http://virtualvins.org/livefeeds#fblinks
Monica, Thanks for reminding us of this list. I must admit I had forgotten about it. I also suspect many were not aware of it.
The St Vincent de Paul Society in Canberra Goulburn has the following pages
Good idea! Keep up your wonderful work!!!