The labyrinth is networking and connecting together. Innately. However, by what labyrinth lovers are connected or organised? Can Facebook help to do that? Does a labyrinth enthusiast derive any benefit from Facebook?
There are labyrinths in the private and in the public space which invite to walk them. There are historical and contemporary labyrinths. There is literature on the subject, audio-visual material. There are associations, even a proper organisation – The Labyrinth Society. There are events and workshops on the subject, even gatherings. One gets to know from it by word-to-mouth advertising or on the Internet, the modern communication medium. The labyrinth is subject of websites and blogs. To communicate there are forums, on websites visitors’ books, on blogs comment areas. These options are less used since Facebook has developed as social networking service.
Facebook is in wide use, however rejected by some. Above all for reasons of data protection. Thus the like button on normal websites is strongly criticized. Since with this social plug-in even data from non-Facebook users can be passed on.
To use Facebook, one must register with a personal profile. It is easy to handle as all is managed with text inputs.
I admit: I am member of Facebook. One must not, it is possible not to be. Above all one may not be debauched from the possibilities which it offers. And one may not reveal too much from himself, already not at all what suggests Facebook. Otherwise one has in no time too many and only friends and is overwhelmed with information.
I use Facebook primarily to get to know about the labyrinth. For that purpose there are different groups. Where one can find absolutely interesting tips.
If you are interested in my personal profile, please here it is: http://www.facebook.com/mymaze75
Here the groups:
- The Labyrinth Society on Facebook – Events (1115 members)
- Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth (263 members)
- Classical Labyrinths (140 members)
- Living Labyrinths ~ The Journey (117 members)
- Living Labyrinths (257 members)
- Children and the Labyrinth (56 members)