Friday, June 20, 2008

Freemasonry, Web 2.0

Well brothers, it is official. Brethren have been using Facebook or Myspace to connect, but there had never been a Masonic social network, until now. According to a blog on Wired, a new web 2.0 site known as MasonicPlanet.com has established itself as a way for Brethren, members of the appendant bodies, etc. to meet up and friend and everything else a social network is capable of doing. Although the site seems to need a bit more polish, it is exciting to know that somebody took the initiative to create a social network for the Masonic family. (From my short exploration of the site, it appears to be based on the same code base as the social network, Blackplanet.) Millennials are already use sites like this to connect for music, like last.fm or to talk about books on Shelfari.com and hopefully, this site will make Gen Y brothers to feel included and to see the global reach of Masonry.Also, it may help to facilitate times for meetings, etc. for Lodges across the Globe.
UPDATE: If you would like to talk with me on Masonic Planet, my name is millennialmason.

3 comments:

Steve said...

OK Nick, Dumb it down for me. What do you mean when you use the term "a millennial"? And what is the significance of 1981, other than your birthday?

Steve said...

I have been enlightened!

Nick has explained via email that his use of the term millennial refers to his Graduation date; hence, his birthdate of 1981 places his graduation after the year 2000.

Thanks! My curiosity has been satisfied!

The Millennial Freemason said...

Actually, I was born in '82. So I graduated in 2001, making me a millennial.